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Subject:  Re: Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress Date:  1/18/2019  12:06 PM
Author:  Gordon66 Number:  2242380 of 2261464

Thank sweet baby jebus!

Assuming this reporting is accurate, here we have a crystal clear criminal act that is simple enough for anyone to understand. And it ties nicely to the overall Russian scandal, it that it highlights Trump's easiest to understand motive for betraying the country to the Russians.

Here's the best part: "The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office."

So, any effort to say this is just Cohen lying are easily revealed as pathetic. He was only confirming facts known from other sources .

Even though Trump has no doubt committed scores of felonies as a career criminal prior to running for president (e.g., rampant money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud), scores of other crimes or unconstitutional acts since then (egregious campaign finance violations, obstruction of justice, rampant emolument clause violations), most of this is complicated or falls in at least a slightly gray area. I've always been worried the American people would lose the forest for the trees.

The Dem strategy now should be to hack away this one tree and not stop until this obvious Russian stooge comes crashing down.

A question to ask Republicans non stop: "Your party voted overwhelming to impeach a President for lying to avoid personal embarrassment about a consensual sex act that had nothing to do with why he was being investigated by the special counsel. So of course you're going to impeach a President who suborned perjury before Congress to hide his motive for colluding with the Russians to betray our country. Right?"

Gordon66
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