Lookout Below… a poem

The fallout from Michael Cohen’s testimony has finally begun.

The House Judiciary Committee vs individual 1

Reports of requests made to 81 people with Trump ties

The list’s not complete, there will be more people: traitors, and spies

Demanding documents from political loyalists,

Business associates, allies, and family made the list

A sprawling probe has been launched into whether Trump committed

Obstruction and or corruption and how he benefitted

That’s the gist,

Here’s the list:

House Dems demand documents on Trump’s communications with Putin

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

It’s Your Play, Congress

Yesterday Michael Cohen raised questions confirmed suspicions that Donald Trump conspired to defraud the United States.

You may recall, Michael Cohen’s opening statement during yesterday’s hearing:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5752908-Testimoy-Michael-Cohen-2-27-19-the-Oversight.html#document/p1

He detailed his own crimes, his faults, and his stupidity. Regardless, the GOP obstreperously attempted to discredit him.

“Yes, I’m a felon, I’m going to jail. Yes?”

Is there a question? No.

The photo below depicts the maturity level of the GOP. They really are a party of fools.

While Democrats sought answers, the GOP attacked the witness repeatedly listing the crimes the witness had already owned.

GOP Ranking member Jim (Gym) Jordan, is the former Ohio State Wrestling coach, accused by several wrestlers of enabling sexual assault… why is he in office?

His disrespect for Elija Cummings, a great American, was obscene. His lack of decorum, screaming at the wittiness rather than asking questions should have embarrassed his shameless endangered party, but they are trying to spin the screaming bitch into “an attack dog”.

That’s the best you have GOP?

“You’ve made it clear you don’t want the American people to hear what Cohen has to say.” ~Committee Chairman Elija Cummings

We heard Cohen despite Jim Jordan’s rants.

Cohen’s testimony was more than enough to begin impeachment proceedings.

  • Cohen described Trump’s methods of tax fraud on state and local levels. Tax fraud is an impeachable offense.

  • Cohen described Trump’s use of campaign funds to pay off women. Violating campaign finance laws is an impeachable offense.

  • Cohen detailed changes Trump’s staff made to his testimony prior to his first hearing. Encouraging perjury is an impeachable offense.

  • Cohen described witnessing a phone call Donald Trump took, on speaker, from Roger Stone, telling of a massive dump of Hillary Clinton’s email’s day’s before it happened. Trump testified in writing to the DOJ and Special Counsel that he knew nothing prior to the release of e-mails. Perjury is an impeachable offense.

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And then there’s this asshole.👇🏼

Drunk driver, Representative Matt Gaetz, tweeted threats to Cohen the night before his testimony.

Gaetz apologized when he was informed his indimidation tactics were witness tampering, a felony.

Regardless, Gaetz continued his pursuit of intimidation after he was allowed in the hearing despite not being a panel member.

It’s your play, ethics committee.

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Roger Stone: last week posted a threat on Instagram against his Judge. She responded with a summons.

Stone groveled and apologized, and was given another chance with a strict gag order. He violated said gag order yesterday when he commented to the press regarding Cohen’s testimony, calling Cohen’s a liar.

Your play, Judge.

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An enlightening point made during the hearing-

Mob families have been brought down by witnesses who have committed far worse crimes than Michael Cohen.

Most people in a position to offer information with regards to Trump have committed crimes on his behalf.

It’s your play, Congress.

Cohen to Jim Jordan: ‘Shame on you’

Florida Bar investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz’s social media comments about Michael Cohen

Roger Stone is “playing with fire,” likely violated gag order by commenting on Cohen testimony: Ex-federal prosecutor

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-cummings-transcript-20190228-story,amp.html

What You Missed – Cohen’s Testimony

In a sentence— the GOP was ANGRY, while Democrats asked questions.

Republican Questioning of Michael Cohen at Hearing Is Bad – Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows Don’t Ask About Trump

While the GOP is now attempting to paint Ohio Republican Ranking member Jim Jordan as “an attack dog”, he was more of a whiny bitch, in my opinion.

Jordan, (who is known for ignoring the sexual abuse at Ohio State,) erratically shouted accusations and spoke over responses. He truly embarrassed himself, the ineffective lout.

In contrast, Michael Cohen was calm and articulate.

Jordan called Cohen a “FRAUDSTER, A CHEAT, A CONVICTED FELON, AND IN TWO MONTHS A FEDERAL INMATE.”

Cohen responded: “Yes, I am guilty. I am going to jail. this has been established, yes?”

Jordan questioned Cohens motives for testifying against Trump’s and criticizing his actions, suggesting that he was bitter because he didn’t get a job with the administration in Washington.

Jordan: “YOU WANTED TO WORK IN THE WHITE HOUSE ”

Cohen: “No, sir.”

“ — AND DIDN’T GET BROUGHT TO THE DANCE.”

Cohen: “I did not want to go to the White House.”

That kind of exchange went on for quite a while, others repeated the pattern, respectively: the GOP hurled angry accusations, the Democrats seeking information.

GOP: WHO PAID FOR YOU TO COME HERE TODAY?!

COHEN: I did.

Cohen admitted part of his job for the past decade was to cover for Trump and his family.

“Every day, most of us came in knowing we were going to lie for Trump about something… and that is now what is happening in government.”

This check, one of six installments for repayment of Stormy Daniels hush money, was referred to as a smocking gun, proof of campaign finance fraud:

The highlight of the hearing, in my opinion, was when Cohen looked directly at the the GOP congress and told told them they’re doing the job that he did for 10 years: blindly protecting Donald Trump.

“I want to warn you. The more people who follow Mr. Trump blindly are going to suffer the same consequences I have.” – Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen came across as truthful. He repeatedly owned up to his crimes, both financial and covering for Trump.

The most ominous statement was made near the end of the day. Cohen warned about Trump losing re-election:

Trump believes he can not be indicted while he’s in office, he’s irrational and unpredictable, and there are a lot of people protecting him.

“We are better than this.’ ~Elijah Cummings

That brought the hearing to a close.

More on Cohen’s opening statement.👇🏼

Cohen’s Testimony Today

Cohen’s Testimony Today

This will be a day for the history books. Today is the day Trump’s former “fixer,” attorney Michael Cohen, testifies to correct statements he previously made under oath, lying on Trump’s behalf.

Michael Cohen has been the target of several attempts by Trump’s entourage to discredit him. He discredits himself in his opening statement, but goes on to say he is setting the record straight and he offers documents to substantiate today’s testimony.

“The last time I appeared before Congress, I came to protect Mr. Trump. Today, I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.” ~Michael Cohen

Michael Cohens opening statement, published by Michael Dworkin, co -founder and leading investigator for the Democratic Coalition, promises an enlightening day ahead.

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Cohen’s opening statement description of Donald Trump’s character—

“When I say conman, I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.” ~Michael Cohen

Trump seems nervous.

More damning opening testimony:

“You need to know that Mr. Trump’s personal lawyers reviewed & edited my statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower negotiations before I gave it.

To be clear: Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it.” ~Michael Cohen

Incidentally, Cohen was disbarred yesterday by the Supreme Court. (Kavanaugh?) The timing of his disbarment demonstrates another attempt to discredit Cohen prior to his testimony. Cohen is going to prison regardless of his testimony today. It’s unlikely he intends to practice law again.

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Another jab at Cohen, in the form of witness tampering, by a GOP congressman of questionable integrity. Matt Gaetz is now under investigation.

The following quote from Cohen’s opening statement that stands out:

“He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.” ~ Michael Cohen

A damning revelation? Not really, but it is confirmation of what we suspected. Trump knew about the stolen e-mails days before WikiLeaks published them.

Cohen says in July of 2016, just before the Democratic National Convention, he was in the room when Trump took a call, on speakerphone, from Roger Stone. Stone said he had spoken to Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Assange told Stone that within a couple of days there would be a massive dump of damaging Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.

This is in direct conflict with what Donald Trump stated, in his written testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks.

PERJURY IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.

A $35,000 check signed by Trump on Aug. 1, 2017 (after he became president) will be displayed during Cohen’s testimony.

“An installment of hush money.”

Cohen has no incentive to lie. He is already going to prison. He has a plea deal that may reduce his jail time, but committing another crime, like lying to Congress again, would terminate the plea deal.

Donald Trump has good reason to lie, self preservation.

WikiLeaks was described as a foreign intelligence service, which means they were likely under surveillance for years.

Cohen reportedly taped every conversation he had with Trump. We should determine the veracity of that report today.

Popcorn please.

Trump answers key Mueller questions on WikiLeaks and Trump Tower meeting

More to come…

Trump’s 3 Matts

Former acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has been asked to return to the Judiciary Committee to “clarify” his February 8 testimony, because they suspect he committed perjury.

Perjury is a felony. A person convicted of perjury under federal law may face up to five years in prison and fines.

A new report claims Donald Trump’s former doormat, and attorney, Michael Cohen, who will spill Trump’s beans tomorrow, has been disbarred.

On the eve of Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress, Matt Gaetz tweets the following:

This tweet is a threat attempting intimidation directed at Michael Cohen, a witness.

Witness tampering is a felony:

In Executive Time & randomly came across 18 U.S. Code § 1512(b):

“Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person…with intent to…influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding” commits a felony. The punishment for the offense of witness tampering is up to 20 years.

Matt Gaetz response to reporter’s questions regarding his witness tampering tweet:

“It’s not witness tampering, it’s witness testing.” ~Matt Gaetz

Q: What kind of an idiot, besides Donald Trump, commits this kind of a crime on Twitter?

A: Matt Gaetz?

  • Who is Matt Gaetz?
    • He’s a congressman
      He’s Devin Nunes, but drunk
      He is now under investigation for witness tampering
      He drives drunk. 👇🏼

    Speaker of the Nancy Pelosi’s response:

    Lets disbar all of the above Matts. Call the Florida Bar at 1-866-352-0707 to request Matt Gaetz lose his license for his violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512. His Bar Number is 48962. He should be charged with a felony for witness tampering but could also face disbarment. Call the Florida Bar and file a complaint.

    Trump ally Rep. Gaetz threatens Michael Cohen ahead of public hearing

    Trump Ally Rep. Matt Gaetz Insists He’s Not Threatening Michael Cohen by Suggesting He’ll Expose ‘Girlfriends’

    Life on this President’s Day… a poem

    Manafort’s maudlin

    Perceptive he’ll perish in prison

    Gates and Flynn comply…

    Consider what else has arisen

    Roger Stone arrested

    In relation to GRU

    Michael Cohen has been indicted

    No that’s nothing new

    Papadapolous ignored

    Coffee’s inconsequential

    Trumpsters pay taxes

    NOW they’re no longer reverential

    Who funded the GOP,

    Rich guys pay nothing, tax bill?

    Middle class workers, never win,

    Trump’s base blind… until:

    “I almost fell out of my chair. I could not believe it, I voted for Trump. I thought he was going to be good for this country, but when I got that phone call [about the taxes I owed], that’s it, I’m done.” ~Beth Callori of Long Island. “

    Beth blind before to the bad

    Donald Trump had committed

    Treason, caged kids,

    Climate deregulation permitted

    The 3 richest Americans,

    3, now have more money

    Than the poorest half

    Laughable, but not at all funny

    Despite “trickle down” tax cuts,

    They never worked in the past

    46% of all new income

    Has been amassed

    By the greedy, wealthiest,

    1% of the U.S.

    It’s tax time. Trump’s own base

    Is paying thousands more, not less

    The rich warn of socialism…

    Sensibilities attacked

    Don’t admit you were fooled,

    Ignore every well proven fact

    The wealthy were taxed

    Under Kennedy and Johnson:

    70%— This year taxes:

    BEZOS paid: NONE

    Rich were taxed 91%

    By Eisenhower

    The funders of this GOP

    Majority power

    Penned tax laws, Koch, Adelson, Mercers

    Then offshore their spoils

    As Republicans profit

    From interests in Putin’s oil

    Tax Refund Fiasco Is Political Payback For Republicans

    ‘I trusted you!’ Trump voters seethe after realizing they’re getting screwed by the GOP’s tax plan

    Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’

    The richest 0.00025 percent owns more wealth than bottom 150 million Americans: study

    Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits