(I should get off Twitter. I have work. But I have to answer this)
Short answer: The[cult]leader signals the lies, and others fall in line.
Michael Cohen explained how this works in his testimony before Congress . . .
Afterward . . .
Cohen thus understood “'there’s no business in Russia' was the lie he was supposed to tell.”
McCabe tells a similar story. After Trump fired Comey, Trump summoned McCabe to a meeting.
McCabe refused. He said, “No sir. That’s not true . . . ” He knew that he’d “given him the wrong answer.”
It's how Kompromat works. The Russians lured Trump with money. He took the bait. They hooked him. The Kompromat is his willingness to take their money, and that he took it . . .
All of this was in response to my thread this morning, if you missed it.
[I'm outta here]