FORMER Trump attorney Micheal "the Rat" Cohen today plead guilty in a surprise move that added to what's becoming a bad week for the Donald:
"Cohen admitted to making false statements in 2017 to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The New York native is said to have given 70 hours worth of testimony to Mueller’s office.
Cohen’s lawyer, Guy Petrillo, confirmed to the judge that the plea deal involved cooperation with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election. The former Trump lawyer is scheduled to appear for a sentencing hearing on December 12 and faces up to 63 months in prison with fines up to $1 million."
In response, Trump said some interestingly stupid things:
"President Trump, in an interview with the New York Post Wednesday, threatened that if Democrats launch probes into his administration, he will declassify documents exposing that the Obama Justice Department, FBI, and the Hillary Clinton campaign worked together to set him up.
“If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are,” Trump told the Post.
“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want [to] go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,” Trump told the Post.
House Republicans have been long-urging him to declassify and release the documents, which include the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, and memos on DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s interactions with dossier author Christopher Steele.
They also include text messages sent by former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and Ohr. Republicans believe the documents show a plot to take down Trump in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign."
So... your lawyer just plead to process crimes which would seem to implicate you and you threaten to release documents that the American people should long ago have had access to?
Not a strong look.
True, Cohen plead to process crimes and nothing to do with collusion, but sometimes you gotta shit or get off the pot. Trump already promised once to release the documents, then watched Kavanaugh destroyed, then lost the house, then just had Cohen plead guilty.
What exactly is he waiting for? Unless he's got nothing....
I mean, I understand you have to be a narcissist to run for President, and Barry was perhaps the worst ever, but the Donald is only a step behind him.
Claiming to be better then Reagan last week one of the dumber things Trump's ever said. Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union without firing a shot, while Trump can't manage to over-turn the worst law written in the past half century, or build a 20 foot tall wall.
If he has "devastating" information about the democrat party - particularly the biggest names in it - does he not have an immediate obligation to release said info?
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb
No matter what you do, you'll never ride away from you.
Others getting tired of Trump "waiting" to release the "devistating" evidence:
"FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet
Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list.
Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years.
The email exchanges included then-FBI Director James Comey, key FBI investigators in the Russia probe and lawyers in the DOJ’s National Security Division, and they occurred in early to mid-October, before the FBI successfully secured a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The email exchanges show the FBI was aware — before it secured the now-infamous warrant — that there were intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the main evidence used to support it: the Christopher Steele dossier.
The exchanges also indicate FBI officials were aware that Steele, the former MI6 British intelligence operative then working as a confidential human source for the bureau, had contacts with news media reporters before the FISA warrant was secured.
The FBI fired Steele on Nov. 1, 2016 — two weeks after securing the warrant — on the grounds that he had unauthorized contacts with the news media.
But the FBI withheld from the American public and Congress, until months later, that Steele had been paid to find his dirt on Trump by a firm doing political opposition research for the Democratic Party and for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that Steele himself harbored hatred for Trump.
If the FBI knew of his media contacts and the concerns about the reliability of his dossier before seeking the warrant, it would constitute a serious breach of FISA regulations and the trust that the FISA court places in the FBI."