Trump Ordered Cohen to Lie to Congress. That’s What Took Down Nixon.

By now, a lot of us have grown impatient with the question “Will this be the last straw for the president?” since no amount of criminal behavior seems to have consequences for Donald Trump. With that said, the latest bombshell in the Trump collusion investigation might finally accelerate some major repercussions given the historical context.

Late Thursday, BuzzFeed News revealed that Trump, while president, told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his dealings with the Kremlin to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Trump instructed Cohen to claim his dealings with Russia ended well before they actually had (we recently learned it continued well into 2016) to try to put a stop to the Russia investigation.

Reporter Anthony Cormier cites “two federal law enforcement officials” as his source, but adds that he is “100 percent” sure of this since there is additional evidence (presumably written/electronic correspondence or tapes) that verify Trump’s obstruction.

I hesitate to say anything definitive since Trump has weathered all sorts of stuff over the past two years, but this could be the biggest problem for the president yet. After all, the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon was on the charge of obstructing an investigation by asking witnesses to lie.

That’s not to say that Republican leadership wouldn’t try to make excuses and find a way around holding Trump accountable even in the face of evidence, but even in his recent Senate confirmation testimony, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, affirmed to Senator Amy Klobuchar that if the president were to order subordinates to perjure themselves that it would constitute obstruction of justice.

Other conservative pundits have agreed that this could be a career-ender “if true,” while maintaining they doubt Buzzfeed’s report. At least they’re cornering themselves into a position should that fuller evidence come to light. Many are trying to dismiss the report, saying you can’t trust a known liar like Cohen, but Cohen wasn’t Buzzfeed’s source on this item.

We’re still not sure what Robert Mueller himself knows about all of this it’s possible he has multiple examples of Trump telling witnesses to lie. Where is the Mueller report anyway? Congress is starting to see enough evidence to start impeachment proceedings without him, so now would be a good time to wrap up the investigation.

One thing we can more safely speculate about is that Trump’s offspring Donald Trump Jr. sure looks like he’s in hot water, too. The same Buzzfeed report says the Trump kids were kept abreast of the Trump Tower deal throughout the campaign by Cohen, so Trump Jr.’s testimony stating the opposite probably constitutes perjury.

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Paula A
Past Member 5 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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Susanne R
Susanne R5 months ago

David F. stated: "Senate Majority leader (R) Mitch McConnell could have pulled the Nuclear and built the wall, he chose to keep the tradition."

You give Mitch "the weasel" McConnell too much credit. Did you already forget about Merrick Garland, President Obama's choice to fill Antonin Scalia's vacant Supreme Court seat? Here's a refresher course courtesy of Wikipedia:

"After the death of Scalia, Republican Senate leaders announced that they planned to hold no vote on any potential nomination during the president's last year in office. Senate Democrats criticized the move as being unprecedented and responded that there was sufficient time to vote on a nominee before the election. Garland's nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress. The nomination remained before the Senate for 293 days, the longest nomination process in the history of Supreme Court nominations. With the failure of Garland's nomination, President Donald Trump, a Republican, successfully nominated Neil Gorsuch in 2017."

If Mitch is maintaining tradition, it's not because he's an honorable man - because he's anything but. A poll released today indicated that 73% of Americans don't want the wall. If the weasel wants to be re-elected, he HAS to do the right thing.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

brian f]YOUR obsession to not remove your head from wherever and open your eyes is hysterical.
What trump does and how Russia seems to be pulling trump's puppet strings has a lasting effect on the world. YOU are so busy being stuck in 2016 and playing the continuous blame game that YOU are very much out of touch.
STOP telling me what I watch or don't watch and quit supporting trump and pretending to be something you're NOT.
Join david f because both of you seem to have the same low bar IQ on this matter

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

david f
The laugh is really on you !! shelley identifies HERE as a FOREIGNER from CANADA !!!
Every time you post your idiotic rhetoric you diminish YOUR credibility !! Ha ! Ha!

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Brian F
Brian F5 months ago

Rhoberta E Your obsession with Russia is hysterical. Get a grip. Russia didn't schedule the debates to favor Hillary. That was disgraced liar Debbie Wasserman Shultz. Russia didn't pass debate questions to Hillary. That was disgraced liar Donna Brazil. Russia didn't show us the emails that proved Hillary colluded with the DNC to rig the primary for Bernie Sanders to lose. That was Wikileaks. Stop watching MSNBC, and CNN. Both networks are corporate owned, and lie all the time. The only thing Russia did is pay Hillary 140 million dollars for selling them 20% of our uranium, and pay Bill Clinton $500,000. But then we all know the Clintons are the biggest crooks in the country.

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David F
David F6 months ago

Shelley, foreigner RHoberta will hang on to every trace of Fake News propaganda she can in a futile attempt to prove her belief in the massive Russian / Trump hoax. She has been glued to the Chicken Noodle Network and MS13NBC.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E6 months ago

brian f
You are like a little child !!
Oh brilliant one please show at least ME where I have EVER stated the crap you just posted.
You seem to be one disturbed human being who can't differentiate truth from whatever YOU want to believe.
You and the millions of US citizen are then wasting their hard earned dollars, (except the ones NOT paid over the last 31 days) on CIA, Homeland security, FBI and all the dedicated men and women paid to keep YOUR and trump's sorry A** safe.
Who keeps your buddies safe ? Yes, Russia interfered and you're one of the "lesser" ones that still believes in the tooth fairy.!!

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Brian F
Brian F6 months ago

Roberta E You know more than Willianm Binney, the NSA whistleblower who claims that this Russia conspiracy theory is untrue. Also Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, and Chris hedges disagree with this Russia conspiracy theory. You don't know more than thee people.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E6 months ago

brian f
WOW !! No Russian involvement? YOU know more than hundreds of INTELLIGENT, EDUCATED men and women who have been working in ALL branches of YOUR government to investigate, indict, try to keep security FROM being hacked yet again, and trump from selling your country out to dictators? brian, you don't need marijuana legislation because you're on a major trip down "denial" all by yourself.
and those like you are probably just a big a danger as trump .
Show your facts for a CHANGE instead of regurgitating all your very insecure talking points.

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Brian F
Brian F6 months ago

The only Russian collusion is Hillary selling 20% of our Uranium to Russia for 140 million dollars. Bill Clinton also took $500,000 from a Russian bank for a speech. Mueller said the Buzzfeed article that says Trump told Cohen to lie, is untrue. So this phony Russia story joins the other 50 failed Russia stories. The Democrats are desperate to find any evidence that Russia caused this crook Trump to win, to divert attention from them cheating Bernie Sanders out of his primary and anointing a Wall Street crook Hillary, which caused this crook Trump to win. People are sick of hearing about this phony Russia conspiracy theory, and want the Democrats to end their corruption, stop taking millions from their corporate donors, and allow progressives like Ocasio Cortez and Bernie Sanders to take over the party.

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