Cohen the 'next phase' in Dem's anti-Trump 'coup': attorney

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Chad Groening (

Michael Cohen testifying in HouseA public policy analyst thinks House Democrats and Michael Cohen used Wednesday's committee hearing to divert attention from the soon-to-be-released Mueller report – which the analyst predicts will be "a dud."

Even though Cohen is heading to prison, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was given the chance to publicly lash out against the president during a hearing yesterday before the Democrat-controlled House Oversight and Reform Committee:

Cohen: "Mr. Trump is a racist. The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries [expletive]. In private, he's even worse."

But Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) went after Cohen's credibility:

Jordan: "You're behaving just like everyone else who's got fired or didn't get the job they wanted – like Andy McCabe, like James Comey; the same kind of selfish motivation after you don't get the thing you want. That's what I see here today and I think that's what the American people see."

Cohen: "Mr. Jordan, all I wanted was what I got: to be personal attorney to the president."

Abraham Hamilton III is general counsel and public policy analyst for the American Family Association. During an appearance Wednesday on American Family Radio, he argued that Cohen's sentencing was delayed primarily so he could testify before the Oversight and Reform panel. Hamilton described it as "the next phase" of Democrats' "silent coup" against President Trump.


"The regressives in Congress know that the Mueller report will be a dud," he stated. "So they create this opportunity for Cohen to testify so that the media attention can be taken away from what Mueller is actually reporting after a two-and-a-half-year investigation, so that Cohen can muddy up the waters and give them something else to talk about."

Hamilton expounded further on his argument:

"The hearing was promulgated for Michael Cohen, coordinated by former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis, which allowed for Michael Cohen to delay, by months, his date to report to prison so he can come and testify against Trump before the Democrat committee.

"This will allow the media to spend about three weeks to a month going through every detail of Cohen's testimony, going through every detail to try to paint President Trump in the worst light possible – then get [Cohen] to name additional people who they can bring in to have testify.

"Now, I am all for the truth: if the president has done anything wrong [or] illegal, he needs to be held accountable for that. But this, in my opinion, is all to give additional cover for these attempts by the Democrat Party and the media working together to extend their anti-Trump march all the way into the 2020 election as long as they possibly can."

The attorney suggested that if Cohen does a good enough job, prosecutors could go back to court and petition that the convicted liar be given a lighter sentence. Cohen, who is back on Capitol Hill today in a closed-door session, is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in May.

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