After his former lawyer pleaded guilty this morning to lying to Congress, President Trump came out swinging to set the record straight. The Democrats think they have Trump right where they want him about Michael Cohen’s guilty plea. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Here’s everything you need to know about all the breaking news this morning, summed up in one brilliant cartoon.
From Fox News:
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney who once famously claimed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia in the latest development in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. …
Meanwhile, as Trump departed the White House Thursday for the G-20 summit in Argentina, he blasted Cohen.
“He is a weak person and not a very smart person,” Trump said. “It’s very simple. He’s got himself a big prison sentence and he’s trying to get a much lesser prison sentence by making up a story. And here’s the thing, even if he’s right, I was allowed to do whatever I wanted during the campaign.”
Trump said the “primary reason” he decided not to go forth with the Moscow Project was because of his presidential run.
“Everybody knew about it. It was written about in newspapers. It was a well-known project,” Trump said. “If I did do it, there would have been nothing wrong.”
Trump added that Cohen has been implicated in crimes “totally unrelated to the Trump Organization, having to do with mortgages, and having to do with cheating the IRS.”
When asked why he would have someone not “smart” on his team for more than a decade, Trump said it was because of a favor. …
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