Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and self-described fixer Michael Cohen is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee on February 7, 2019. He appears to be genuinely contrite for all he did for Trump over more than a decade. He calls it “blind loyalty.” How did that happen?
Trump is charismatic. Presidential candidates simply do not win U.S. elections unless they have that quality, and that draw people to them. Fortunately, Cohen woke up. He responded to The Wall Street Journal article on poll rigging, saying he only did it for Trump:
‘As for the
@WSJ article on poll rigging, what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.’
Of course, Cohen might simply be conning the public, the press, and Congress. Maybe, he was not following the president’s orders as if he were in a trance and unable to do otherwise. Maybe, he will say anything to get out of his prison sentence.
The president’s former attorney received high marks for his cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election. Therefore, it was a surprise the Southern District of New York (SDNY) hit him with a three-year sentence.
Cohen worked with the Southern District of New York, too. However, it has always insisted on full openness on the individual’s past crimes or ones that he knows about. That means, the candy bar he stole in kindergarten and every traffic violation — even those where he escaped notice.
Apparently, Cohen has held back something from SDNY. In just over a month, when his sentencing comes up, the country will see whether his cooperation with Congress helped him reduce it.
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