Skip to comments.Buzzfeed report that Trump 'instructed Cohen to lie' sparks outcry
Posted on 01/18/2019 2:41:47 AM PST by Libloather
A Buzzfeed News report alleges Mr Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended.
Mr Trump has not yet responded directly to the report's allegations - but he has previously denied ever directing his former lawyer to break the law.
The intelligence committee of the House of Representatives will investigate the claims, says its new chairman, Adam Schiff.
"The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date," Mr Schiff wrote on Twitter.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
Grasping at straws. He wanted to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Not illegal. Not “collusion”. Business. Cohen said this or that about Trump? Hearsay. Not admissible.
Choose your lies carefully.
BBC - why aren’t you reporting serious stuff like the following?
17 Jan: WSJ: What Bruce Ohr Told the FBI
The Justice Department officials testimony raises new doubts about the bureaus honesty.
By Kimberley A. Strassel
Everybody knew. Everybody of consequence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department understood fully in the middle of 2016 - as the FBI embarked on its counterintelligence probe of Donald Trump that it was doing so based on disinformation provided by Hillary Clintons campaign. Thats the big revelation from the transcript of the testimony Justice Department official Bruce Ohr gave Congress in August. The transcripts havent been released, but parts were confirmed for me by congressional sources...
the WSJ article needs to be post on FR by someone who can access some more of the text.
And Trumps motivation to lie about a perfectly legal and above-board thing would be...
Trump has got to start taking out his enemies.
Most of the bots are a fairly young vintage... established years ago, but active only the past couple months.
This smells like one of Hillary's #resist PAC's in action.
Wasted money of course... this story is lame.
Impreachment is all but assured now. Voted out of the House by June 1. That may or may not be true, but will be a compelling argument to the Democratic house, with their bloated sense of self-importance .
IIRC, it was Buzzfeed that published the details about the thoroughly discredited dossier.
Why is Buzzfeed creditable now? /rhetorical question
Trump ______________ (fill-in-the-blank) causes outrage.
These people are deranged.
One of the authors of the Buzzfeed article is Jason Leopold. He’s the guy that reported that Karl Rove had been indicted.
No, collusion is selling 1/4 of U.S. uranium to Russia against the National Security Act.
Why should we believe a known liar and cheat going to prison who has nothing to lose? Anyone can say anything about anyone. So sick of the corrupt medias 24/7 get Trump games.
Why would they?
Part of the job of an underling--a well understood part of the job--is to provide their bosses with "plausible deniability."
If any acquiescence, approval, or direction is ever provided by the boss, it is a look or a glance or--at most--a vague and subtle tilt of the head.
Like most Trump "bombshells," this will be forgotten in a week.
The last minute assertion of a discredited witness desperate to avoid jail time for taxi medallion fraud from a website that runs articles like 16 Masturbating Tips for Everyone with a Vagina (an actual article).
What kind of lawyer commits perjury on the say-so of his/her client?
Don’t lawyers generally advise against perjured testimony?
I don’t buy one word of this...
I'm guessing that the Moscow hotel deal fell in the latter category: a high interest item at one point, but one that went nowhere and got relegated to a backburner, not exactly dead but close to it. Trump will say that serious talks basically ended by such and such a date, but that doesn't mean that some functionary didn't run the traplines from time to time after that date. I imagine that this is routine in the development world, where major companies have quite a portfolio of prospective projects that they will kick into high gear as opportunities present, new partners emerge, and/or the political climate changes. You've invested some serious work on a proposal; just because it doesn't get implemented right away doesn't mean that you throw away the files. Dealing with the Russians, in this regard, is no different than dealing with a county board of supervisors, a state regulatory agency, or zoning authorities. You might get nowhere today but get a very different answer a year or two from now because their calculations have changed. So projects don't formally die; they just linger on the horizon. The danger here is that Mueller will decide that a proposal that was inactive but still lingering on the horizon of possibility meant that Trump was lying when he said talks had ended.
Rudy is dissing this story, if that is a comfort to anyone.
Impeachment was assured in any event. They will rely on any crap to vote it out and their lapdogs in the “press” will slurp up whatever is fed to them and report it as “true”. I noted the London Daily Mail this morning is quoting “two federal law enforcement officials” for this allegation; rather odd since when you read the body of the article the real source is not federal law enforcement officials but Buzzfeed supposedly referencing two anonymous federal law enforcement officials. Get ready for a lot more of it; Sessions caused this mess and Thank God that clown is gone as AG.
I just read an article at buzzfeed. Two impressions: first, Cohen is lying through his teeth now according to the 2018 article, and second, Sater, being a decades-long FBI asset, sure worked Cohen hard for 2 years to try to set a hook to compromise Trump. The closing line was the tell: “F..k me, I thought to myself. All that work for nothing, Sater told BuzzFeed News.
Read this 2018 article and see what you think.
Cohen’s problem is that he abused his law license with lies that Trump never asked him to tell. Cohen wanted to be a big shot “fixer” and didn’t understand the boundaries. Cohen should have been a “fixer” for El Chapo. The fact that Cohen had a criminal heart has nothing to do with Trump. Trump has multiple lawyers, and he just happened to get a criminal one in Cohen. Cohen was a legend in Cohen’s own mind, thinking that the reflected glow from being one of Trump’s lawyers enhanced Cohen. Lawyers like this are nothing but trouble for their clients.
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