Said he received the written statement late last night
Tower project in Russia. I stated that we stopped negotiating in January
2016. That was false – our negotiations continued for months later during
my statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower
negotiations before I gave it."
direction of, and in coordination with Individual #1. For the record: Individual #1 is President Donald J. Trump."
make our country great. He had no desire or intention to lead this nation –
only to market himself and to build his wealth and power."
release of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of
time. The answer is yes."
massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign."
his purposes, such as trying to be listed among the wealthiest people in
Forbes, and deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes."
payment of hush money as part of a criminal scheme to violate campaign
finance laws. You can find the details of that scheme, directed by Mr.
Trump, in the pleadings in" SDNY.
actions if Mr. Trump’s grades or SAT scores were ever disclosed without
the fact that he received a medical deferment"
stupid, I wasn’t going to Vietnam.' I find it ironic, President Trump, that you are in Vietnam right now. And yet, I continued to work for him."
Trump Tower Moscow project was worth hundreds of milions of dollars. Didn't expect to win. This was business as usual.
Comer: "Because your a con?"
Lots of details here. Seems like Comer did not have staff to prep him or he is not very smart
"I took responsibility and I take responsibility."
"We need you to start making phone calls and we need to spin this" He said Hope Hicks told him.
Why is it okay for Jordan to screaming at him.
Asked Cohen whether Trump inflated his net worth.
"Everything was done with the knowledge and direction of Trump."
Cohen said he spoke with chairman Cummings, Schiff and party.
(Hmm. Is Moscow, Russia considered Europe?)
Gosar: "Your don't know truth from falsehood."
Cohen: "Are you talking about me or the president."
Cohen said: "Helsinki, Chartlottesville, watching our daily destruction of our civility."
Worried for his family's safety. When Trump said during the campaign "I can shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and get away from it." He's not joking. He means it.
@eliehonig wrote, quoting Cohen: "'I am in constant contact with the Southern District of New York about ongoing investigations.' Important line."
Grateful that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC ) is not shouting. She wants to him to commit not to making money off a book or movie deal.
"I would not do that, no."
Cohen said we are not the fact checkers for BuzzFeed.
Cohen: Wanted to make sure that he was saying there is no business with Russia. No collusion. It's all a witch hunt. . . I knew exactly what he wanted me to say
Cohen said now, and regarding any tape, said, "I have no reason to believe that tape exists."
Cohen said when things went bad, Trump would distance himself
This is such a stupid line of questioning. He was readily talking about foreign contracts
Reason his statement was in late last night is because they were still writing and editing.
Jordan shouted some more
Cohen said that is a tough question.
Said he appreciated Amash's questions. Trying to show redemption
BAM! Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) reveals that the actual question on the form that Ranking Member Jordan was shouting about related to contracts "originating with foreign governments." If that is what it really says, then Meadows has some 'splaining to do.
Cohen: "This is not political theater for me" You've known him for a short time.
Cohen said it was originally created by himself and his attorney. There was a joint defense agreement. Thinks Abby Lowell (who represents Ivanka and Jared) also saw it.
Cohen talked about towing the party line, that he knew "no Russia" was part of it. Repeats what he has said before
Cohen: It did happen. He was not part of the committee, though he did raise money for the committee.
Cohen said: No.
Cohen then reiterated what he said (and wrote in his testimony) about what Stone told Trump
Cohen said story about Trump having lovechild with an employee whose husband also works for company. Some payment by Pecker to person who heard story
Norman said all of his crimes were to benefit himself
"Jay Sekulow and I believe Abbe Lowell as well."
Good! She asked him for a copy of his original remarks. He said yes.
At Trump's direction, Cohen said he discussed with Corey Lewandowski when Trump could travel to Russia to take a look at the project. Early on in the campaign. Said it never came to fruition.
Cohen: Because he won the presidency.
"Our colleagues are not upset because you lied for the president. They are upset that you stopped lying for the president."
Cohen: Says he has access to 60 million people on social media and ability to spark action. And his own words about shooting someone
Cohen: A lot. (Refers to what his followers can do)
Lawrence: What it is a lot?
Cohen: Says he does not walk with his wife of children. Talks about receiving threatening tweets and messages.
She suggested that @mattgaetz engaged in witness tampering in violation of 18 USC § 1512, and a possible referral for criminal investigation
Cohen: I think so.
Cohen: Said he did not want to answer. I think he said because this may be subject to an investigation. But he did agree that he is the only one so far headed to prison
Cohen: He said he did not want think tanks that were filled with tax experts and then he would end up with an audit and he would have tax penalties.
Cohen: [Pauses]. From the facts and circumstances it looks like that's the case
Gomez: Wants tax returns
Cohen: Said yes and provided names and said information would be provided in the Trump Org.
Cohen: All about ego. Said that the trust paid for it. (Not sure if he meant charity)
Now she's asking about Trump's racism. Can you be a racist even if you have a black friend.
Cummings: You were not intending to call Mr. Meadows a racist?
Tlaib: She said she was just tying to express herself
Tlaib: Said she was not referring to Meadows as a racist.
Meadows: He withdrew his request that the comment be striken
"My loyalty to Mr. Trump has cost me everything. . . .Soon my freedom. I will not sit back, say nothing, and let him do that to the country. . . I fear if he loses the election in 2020 that theere will never be a peaceful transition of power"
Saddest part of this whole thing are the innocent people who are hurting. His family.
"If we as a nation don't allow people after they've made mistakes to change their lives. . ." we would not be doing well.
"We are better than this"
I live in the inner city of Baltimore. When you call someone a rat, that's the worst thing that you can call him. The president called you a rat? We're better than that!