Trump is committing impeachable offenses in public as he threatened Michael Cohen’s family Friday morning on Twitter.
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
Former White House ethics official Walter Shaub noted:
“Watch father-in-law!” The high crimes and misdemeanors are happening in plain sight. https://t.co/HuBl98oBP4
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 18, 2019
Maggie Haberman of The New York Times reminded all that Trump is intimidating witnesses:
The president once again threatens a witness before congress by threatening his family. https://t.co/KX93gQDBpH
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 18, 2019
Trump is trying to stop Michael Cohen from testifying before Congress
Trump is trying to scare Michael Cohen out of testifying before Congress in February. Trump is afraid of what Cohen is going to say, and is trying to shut him up. According to former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman, Trump is also committing a felony by intimidating witnesses, and witness intimidation carries a 20-year sentence in federal prison.
Michael Cohen has the goods on Trump. The only off-limits part of his testimony will be areas that Robert Mueller is still investigating. Cohen has already damaged Trump this week with the revelation that Trump directed him to pay a firm to rig polls for him. Cohen has also made it publicly known that Trump directed him and coordinated his false testimony to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project.
It is all unraveling for Trump, which is why he is cornered and committing impeachable offenses on Twitter.
Trump isn’t going to be able to stop Cohen. In fact, his behavior may motivate Cohen even more to tell his story to Congress and the American people.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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