Michael Cohen is set to rock Washington D.C. tomorrow with his first public testimony since his guilty plea.
Cohen will try to paint his former boss as a total monster but the Democrats expecting a smoking gun will surely be disappointed.
Someone from Cohen’s camp has been leaking ahead of the testimony hinting that Cohen will make allegations that Trump broke the law while in office.
Cohen, of course, is talking about the Stormy Daniels’ payments and if that is all he has on Trump it will be devastating for the left.
A campaign finance violation, considering our system of legalized bribery, is not near enough to do any damage to President Trump.
That said, Matt Gaetz just threatened Cohen in a stunning tweet although Matt denied to a reporter that it was an overt threat.
In short, tomorrow is going to be absolutely bonkers if the GOP (Jim Jordan is the ranking member of the committee holding the hearings) plans to go after Cohen tomorrow.
From The Daily Beast: One day before Michael Cohen appears before the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a conservative firebrand from Florida and a White House ally, accused President Trump’s former lawyer of straying from his marriage and suggested that his wife would leave him once he goes to prison.
“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”
But in a phone interview shortly after he posted the item, the Florida Republican insisted that he was not engaging in witness intimidation at all.
“No,” he stressed, “it is challenging the veracity and character of a witness. We do it everyday. We typically do it during people’s testimony.”
“This is what it looks like to compete in the marketplace of ideas,” he added.
Gaetz said he did not talk to anyone in the Trump administration before putting up his tweet. Though he does not serve on the committee before which Cohen is set to testify, Gaetz did say he “talks to members of Congress all the time about the lines of questioning we would offer.”
Gaetz avoided saying whether he had any factual foundation for his claim. But he insisted that Cohen’s marriage was a fair topic—since it dealt with the “veracity” of the witness—and argued that he was merely raising the possibility that things could get rocky for the Cohen household when he goes to jail.
“If you think I have the power to determined when people leave their spouses you attribute far too much credit to me,” he said. “I just merely pondered the question, Sam.”
Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 26, 2019