Two top Democrats running for president are trying to use the Michael Cohen hearings to beg for money to help their campaigns.
Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts sent out emails following Cohen’s testimony on Wednesday before a House committee on his relationship with President Donald Trump.
American Mirror reports:
Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Bykowicz took to Twitter and shared screenshots of emails she received from Warren’s and Harris’s 2020 campaigns.
“Under oath and in an open session of Congress, one of Donald Trump’s most trusted advisers implicated him in criminal activity while he been in the White House,” read an email from Warren’s campaign, which then asks for campaign bucks.
Michael Cohen stars in fundraising/sign-up emails for at least two 2020 presidential candidates today. pic.twitter.com/r4s4qlBLA0
— Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz) February 27, 2019
Harris’s campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, sent out an email on Wednesday night begging supporters to donate to the campaign to ensure that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is protected.
There’s actually no singular action Harris can take to “protect Mueller,” and there’s no indication whatsoever that Trump or the Department of Justice plan to fire the special counsel.
Harris picked one random liberal talking point and is using it to solicit donations.
“But that’s not enough. Since Trump was elected, public trust in our democracy and institutions has been completely decimated,” Rodriguez stated in the email.
“He has proven to be a threat to the very foundation of our country. If we’re going to correct course and get back on the right track, we need to fight like hell to elect a President who will speak truth,” he added.
— Hanna Trudo (@HCTrudo) February 27, 2019
Cohen is going to prison in two months after admitting to lying to Congress and committing various financial crimes such as bank fraud.
During his testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Cohen admitted there was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Cohen also testified that Trump never directed him to lie to Congress, which is another blow to liberals looking to lay the foundation into impeachment proceedings.
But more importantly, this isn’t the first time Warren and Harris have come under fire for controversially fundraising off an issue.
Late last year, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes Harris and Warren.
Both Harris and Warren found themselves in hot water a few months ago for their opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
Shortly after the two top Democrats played up their resistance and used antics to fundraise and beg for money, FACT filed an ethics complaint against both senators.
In the complaint, FACT noted the following section of Senate Ethics rules:
Senate Ethics Rules prohibit Senators from soliciting campaign contributions based upon any action taken in their official capacity. By linking a promise of official action with campaign contributions, a Senator violates a ‘basic principle’ of Senate Ethics that guards against conflicts of interest. The Senate Ethics Manual is clear that a Senator “should never use the prestige or influence of a position in the Senate for personal gain. This provision was intended ‘as a broad prohibition against members, officers or employees deriving financial benefit, directly or indirectly, from the use of their official position.’” Moreover, Senators are to act based upon merit, not on partisan affiliation or for campaign contributions.
Quite remarkable to see two top 2020 Democrats trying to funraise off Cohen, an admitted liar going to federal prison for lying, just months after being listed as the worst ethics violators of 2018 for trying to solicit money off smearing Kavanaugh.
From American Mirror