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    Two faces of Michael Cohen: HATE TRUMP congressional testimony versus LOVE TRUMP book pitch

    Two faces of Michael Cohen: HATE TRUMP congressional testimony versus LOVE TRUMP book pitch

    Trump tweet: “Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which now is a lie!”

    During his testimony before the House Oversight Committee, former Trump “fixer” and attorney Michael Cohen came across as a whiny, lying opportunist who may have violated not only lobbying but also perjury laws.

    This impression was not helped when it was revealed after his testimony that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and “a cheat” that he had been shopping a pro-Trump book that argued the exact opposite.  The president, of course, had a field day with these revelations.

    Fox News reports:

    President Trump on Friday blasted Michael Cohen over a newly reported book proposal that apparently painted the president in a positive light, saying his former lawyer’s pitch contradicts this week’s congressional testimony and renders him “totally discredited.”

    Here are the president’s tweets:

    Fox News continues:

    The president’s tweets come after the Daily Mail exclusively obtained a proposal reportedly dated Jan. 24, 2018 and titled “Trump Revolution: From The Tower to the White House.” Cohen reportedly was shopping the pitch to publishers just weeks before the FBI raided his office as part of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York’s criminal investigation into his personal business dealings.

    According to the Daily Mail, Cohen’s book would have touted Trump, countering descriptions of his then-boss as “crazy,” “dumb,” “paranoid” and hateful toward the media.

    The pitch reportedly said: “All of these things have been said about my longtime boss, Donald J. Trump. None of it is true. Except maybe that last one – about the media. Trump does believe that reporters are out to get him, and for a very good reason. Many of them are.”

    The Mail reported that Cohen promised chapters would focus on first lady Melania Trump and Trump’s children, as well as the “unfortunate saga” of Stormy Daniels.

    “By offering my point-of-view, it is my sincere hope that I can help close or at least narrow the knowledge gap,” he reportedly wrote.

    Ultimately, Cohen is impossible to support . . . for either the pro-Trump or anti-Trump side.  He’s a proven liar (admitted perjurer) and opportunist who is perceived to say anything at any time to further his own ends.  The voting public will take note.

    The Daily Mail has more.

    President Donald Trump is not crazy. Nor is he dumb or paranoid. Certainly he is not in over his head. Is he a liar? Nope. And he is not addicted to TV either.

    Who says so? None other than Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and fixer who eviscerated Trump in three days of testimony before Congressional committees this week.

    Cohen’s comments were in a book proposal that the jail-bound disbarred attorney was shopping around in the weeks before the FBI raided his offices last year. has reviewed a copy of that proposal.

    At the time he had nothing but good things to say about his boss who had entered the White House a little more than a year earlier.

    Cohen was pushing a book with the working title ‘Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump,’ that he proposed to write.

    He sent his book to several potential publishers last year, and one, Hachette, reportedly was willing to pay him three-quarters of a million dollars for his wise words.

    But Cohen, who is due to start a three-year prison term in May for crimes including tax evasion, lying to Congress and making false statements, thought he could do better and continued to seek more money, can reveal.

    Either side who trumpets anything Cohen says can be justly accused of cherry-picking to further their own political agenda. At the end of the day, Cohen is just a sad case of political opportunism meets . . . prison.


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    tom_swift | March 2, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    He’s in a tough spot. It would be weird if he didn’t try to wriggle around a bit.

    Maybe he deserves it, but it’s a tough spot nonetheless.

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