Read Michael Cohen’s opening statement here

“To be clear: Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it. He lied about it because he never expected to win the election. He also lied about it because he stood to make hundreds of millions of dollars on the Moscow real estate project.

And so I lied about it, too – because Mr. Trump had made clear to me, through his personal statements to me that we both knew were false and through his lies to the country, that he wanted me to lie. And he made it clear to me because his personal attorneys reviewed my statement before I gave it to Congress.”

He is confirming what we know.

So when the totally predictable happens and the GOP reacts to felonies by a sitting GOP executive by dismissing it as a distraction and circling the wagons to protect the party, remember this is the 4th time since Watergate they’ve done this.


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