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Unbelievable. Republican lapdogs @RepMarkMeadows and @Jim_Jordan start the Michael Cohen hearing by trying to adjourn! Meadows complained his statement was submitted “too late.” Then slammed CNN for getting a copy, as if some conspiracy. All outlets got it. Wow, they’re desperate
Ridiculous GOP JIm Jordan: “The Democrats don’t care. Michael Cohen is their patsy. They’re listening to Tom Steyer. Remember how this started: Clinton—Fake Dossier—“ and a string of right-wing propaganda buzzwords. Trump minions are so sad Congress isn’t controlled by FoxNews!
Michael Cohen's written statement was stunning when I read it last night. Hearing him say it out loud is even more stunning. Trump knew about Wikileaks! He knew Roger Stone was conspiring w/ America's enemies. He encouraged Russia's operation against a US election! Jaw-dropping!!
Democrat Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, victim of Russia/Wikileaks weaponizing DNC hack: Is it possible the whole Trump family was conflicted or compromised w/ a foreign adversary in the months before the election by the Moscow Tower deal?

🤦‍♀️GOP Mark Meadows literally brought one black person to stand behind to refute Michael Cohen calling Trump a racist. Meadows adds this gem: I've spoken to Trump over 200 times, and I never heard him say anything racist.

Trump has the lamest propagandists. They're so ridiculous.
The thing that these clown Republicans Gosar, Meadows, Jordan et al don't get: Every time they call Michael Cohen a "pathological liar" or "bully" etc, they're just highlighting Trump's own staggering character flaws. Because nobody is a bigger liar or bully than Trump himself.
🔥Michael Cohen slams Republicans: "I did the same thing that you're doing now for ten years. I protected Mr. Trump for ten years…I can only warn people—the more people that follow Mr Trump as I did—blindly—are going to suffer the same consequences"
🔥🎯Michael Cohen nails Republicans: I find it interesting that not one question has been asked (by the Republicans) about Mr Trump. That's why I'm here today. The American people want to know about Trump not my taxes.
🔥🚨Cohen says he had a conversation with TRUMP & SEKULOW before his congressional testimony. Trump told him to say there was no collusion, "no Russia"—despite active Moscow deal. Cohen took that to mean "lie to Congress." Obstruction, witness tampering by the POTUS & his lawyer!
Take a moment to remember that today February 27 is the 5-year anniversary of Boris Nemtsov assassination by Kremlin hitmen. Same Russian forces that helped put America in its position today. Where Michael Cohen is testifying about a mobster POTUS whom Republicans are protecting.
.@RepKatieHill asks whether the sitting president of the United States has committed felony crimes in office. Michael Cohen says Trump DIRECTED him to lie to the press in Feb 2018 to conceal Stormy Daniels hush money payments —> FEC violations. Crimes Cohen is going to jail for.
LOL Isn't this special: Matt Gaetz is standing in the hearing room next to a Republican propaganda poster with talking points prepared for his pro-Trump propagandist cohorts in Congress. Fearing Cohen testimony, Gaetz threatened the witness in a tweet y'day. (pic via @lawindsor )
🔥@RepKatieHill: Is there additional corroborating evidence that Mr Trump—while a sitting POTUS—directly reimbursed you hush money as part of a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws?
MICHAEL COHEN: There are 11 checks I received for the year.
Michael Cohen just testified under oath that Trump knew in advance about Wikileaks & he broke FEC laws. But Mrs Miller: "We could be talking about border security." Gawd, how do these Republicans look in the mirror. This hearing & their betrayal to oath & country will haunt them.
JFC Michael Cohen testified that Trump had him make threats against 500 people/entities over the years he worked for him. Can't say this enough: There's a mobster in the White House and Republicans are protecting him. We really have to take our country back from these scoundrels.
Just stunning. Republicans' ONLY strategy to protect Trump (and themselves) is to smear Michael Cohen. They don't care about Trump's criminal conduct. They can't and haven't even tried to refute anything. It's distraction, smear, conspiracy theory— propaganda. That's all they got
Is Texas Chip Roy for real?? He's ranting about a "charade" hearing—by Dems. He told his wife not to watch Michael Cohen. I bet! Republicans don't want anyone to watch. Actually @chiproytx, "Real Americans" do care if the US president is a criminal. What a jaw-dropping disgrace!
😒If I hear one more Republican say Trump "isn't perfect" I'm going to burst! That's the propaganda understatement of the century! Mobster, fraud, con, racist, sexist, liar, unethical, criminal—these are NOT "imperfections"! They are profound & dangerous flaws in a sitting POTUS!
•June3—Jr gets email Russia has HRC dirt, OKs mtg; Trump pitches new HRC speech
•Jun9—TTower Meeting
•Jun15—GRU/DCLeaks say DNC hacked
💥NEW<COHEN•JULY18/19— Stone tips Trump re Wikileaks mass DNC emails dump
•Jul18—Wikileaks has emails, tells GRU
•Jul22—Wikileaks DUMP live
So many bombshells in Michael Cohen testimony. I wrote about how damning the Trump-Russia timeline already was after the TrumpTower Meeting. Now there's evidence Trump knew of meeting & Wikileaks. Propaganda from lawyers & allies have masked the conspiracy.medium.com/@PaulaChertok/…
.@RepRoKhanna: The check (Exh 5) is evidence that the President, his son Don Jr and Trump CFO Weisselberg were involved in a criminal conspiracy—garden variety financial fraud. And you are the only one so far to have suffered the consequences for those crimes?
.@AOC asks Michael Cohen about *other* evidence of potential criminal financial fraud, specifically insurance fraud (inflating assets) and tax fraud (deflating assets) committed by Trump.
Mark Meadows freaks out, wants striken Tlaib's comment saying it's racist to have a black woman used as a "prop." He accused Tlaib of being racist for suggesting he was racist. She apologized, says she meant "generally," not him specifically. Cummings deescalates. #CohenHearing
🔥In closing statement, Michael Cohen says he's testifying at the hearing because he's afraid Trump disrespects American institutions and values so much that if he loses the election, there won't be a peaceful transition of power.
Powerful @RepCummings closer: This is a part of your destiny. Hopefully this will lead to a better Michael Cohen, a better Donald Trump, a better USA and a better world. When we're dancing with the angels, we'll be able to say what we did to keep democracy in tact for the future.
@RepCummings #MichaelCohen hearing PS >> Today's offended NOT-A-Racist @MarkMeadows, in 2012: We're going to "take back our country" and "send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is."💩

Tea Party Republican Candiate (sic) for Congress NC 11 (via @stevemorris__ )
Today’s CNN Headline: House Oversight Cmte Chair @RepCummings concludes #MichaelCohen hearing provides evidence that Trump committed crimes while in office, opening the door to #impeachment proceedings. Tho Cummings is being cautious, per @mkraju report. #MichaelCohenTestimony
THREAD of myriad crimes #MichaelCohen implicated Trump in. Remember too Conspiracy to Violate Computer Fraud & Abuse Act. Trump called on Russia to hack Clinton AGAIN after Roger Stone told him Wikileaks had hacked emails & was releasing them to damage her. GRU tried that v day.
🔥🎯Destroying truth is the central organizing principle of the Republican Party. Spot-on @PeterWehner says GOP attack #MichaelCohen b/c they fear—so must disfigure—reality—Trump IS a racist con & cheat. (Also, a #fascist tactic used by Trump, Putin et al) nytimes.com/2019/02/27/opi…
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