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THAT’S WHY HE’S THE LEAD GUEST TONIGHT AND MIGHT MAKE NEWS TONIGHT AND MIGHT MAKE NEWS TONIGHT. TONIGHT.>>ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT.>>ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT.>>MICHAEL COHEN WILL BE>>MICHAEL COHEN WILL BE TESTIFYING ONCE AGAIN TOMORROW TESTIFYING ONCE AGAIN TOMORROW AT A CLOSED SESSION OF THE HOUSE AT A CLOSED SESSION OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYER LANNY MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYER LANNY DAVIS WILL BE OUR FIRST GUEST DAVIS WILL BE OUR FIRST GUEST TONIGHT. TONIGHT. WHEN MICHAEL COHEN SPEAKS WHEN MICHAEL COHEN SPEAKS INVESTIGATORS AROUND THE COUNTRY INVESTIGATORS AROUND THE COUNTRY TAKE NOTES AND GO TO WORK. TAKE NOTES AND GO TO WORK. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS REPORTING TONIGHT THAT NEW YORK REPORTING TONIGHT THAT NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE REGULATORS ARE STATE INSURANCE REGULATORS ARE INVESTIGATING PRESIDENT TRUMP INVESTIGATING PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS COMPANY BECAUSE OF AND HIS COMPANY BECAUSE OF MICHAEL COHEN’S ANSWERS TO MICHAEL COHEN’S ANSWERS TO CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ. CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ.>>HAVE THEY INFLATEED TO AN>>HAVE THEY INFLATEED TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY? INSURANCE COMPANY?>>YES.>>YES.>>WHO ELSE KNOWS THAT THE>>WHO ELSE KNOWS THAT THE PRESIDENT DID THIS? PRESIDENT DID THIS?>>WEISSELBERG, CALE MARRY.>>WEISSELBERG, CALE MARRY.>>”THE NEW YORK TIMES” SAYS NEW>>”THE NEW YORK TIMES” SAYS NEW YORK STATE REGULATORS ISSUED AN YORK STATE REGULATORS ISSUED AN EXTRA PANS SIEVE SAYEXPANSIVE FI EXTRA PANS SIEVE SAYEXPANSIVE FI THE INSURANCE POLICIES EXCLAIMS THE INSURANCE POLICIES EXCLAIMS INVOLVING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INVOLVING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FAMILY BUSINESS ACCORDING TO A FAMILY BUSINESS ACCORDING TO A PERSON BRIEFED ON THE MATTER. PERSON BRIEFED ON THE MATTER. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ALSO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ALSO REPORTS THAT THE NINE-PAGE REPORTS THAT THE NINE-PAGE SUBPOENA DEMAND AS BROAD RANGE SUBPOENA DEMAND AS BROAD RANGE OF MATERIALS DATING BACK TO OF MATERIALS DATING BACK TO 2009. 2009. THE SUBPOENA DEMANDS COPIES OF THE SUBPOENA DEMANDS COPIES OF ALL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN AN ALL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN AN INSURANCE BROKER AND DONALD INSURANCE BROKER AND DONALD TRUMP AND THE TRUMP TRUMP AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, STATE AND FEDERAL ORGANIZATION, STATE AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT THE ONLY INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES THAT FOUND MICHAEL COHEN’S ONES THAT FOUND MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY CREDIBLE ENOUGH TO TESTIMONY CREDIBLE ENOUGH TO REQUIRE FURTHER INVESTIGATION, A REQUIRE FURTHER INVESTIGATION, A NEW POLL SHOWS THAT 50% OF NEW POLL SHOWS THAT 50% OF VOTERS BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN NOW VOTERS BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN NOW MORE THAN THEY BELIEVE PRESIDENT MORE THAN THEY BELIEVE PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH ONLY 35% BELIEVE TRUMP WITH ONLY 35% BELIEVE PRESIDENT TRUMP MORE THAN THEY PRESIDENT TRUMP MORE THAN THEY BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN. BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN. THAT SAME POLL SHOWS THAT 64% OF THAT SAME POLL SHOWS THAT 64% OF VOTERS BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT VOTERS BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP COMMITTED CRIMES BEFORE HE TRUMP COMMITTED CRIMES BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE. TOOK OFFICE. ONLY 24% DO NOT BELIEVE THE ONLY 24% DO NOT BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED CRIMES PRESIDENT COMMITTED CRIMES BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE. BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE. 45% OF VOTERS BELIEVE THAT THE 45% OF VOTERS BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED CRIMES PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED CRIMES WHILE IN OFFICE. WHILE IN OFFICE. 43% DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE 43% DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED CRIMES PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED CRIMES WHILE IN OFFICE. WHILE IN OFFICE. MICHAEL COHEN PROVIDED THE HOUSE MICHAEL COHEN PROVIDED THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE EVIDENCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE EVIDENCE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS INDEED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS INDEED COMMITTED CRIMES BOTH BEFORE HE COMMITTED CRIMES BOTH BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE DURING HIS TOOK OFFICE DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND WHILE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND WHILE IN OFFICE AS PRESIDENT. IN OFFICE AS PRESIDENT. THAT EVIDENCE CAME IN THE FORM THAT EVIDENCE CAME IN THE FORM OF CHECKS DELIVERED TO MICHAEL OF CHECKS DELIVERED TO MICHAEL COHEN FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP COHEN FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS SIGNED IN INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS SIGNED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BY THE THE WHITE HOUSE BY THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. MICHAEL COHEN TESTIFIED THAT MICHAEL COHEN TESTIFIED THAT THOSE CHECKS WERE PART OF AN THOSE CHECKS WERE PART OF AN ILLEGAL PAY OFF SCHEME TO STORMY ILLEGAL PAY OFF SCHEME TO STORMY DANIELS TO BUY HER SILENCE ABOUT DANIELS TO BUY HER SILENCE ABOUT HER AFFAIR WITH DONALD TRUMP HER AFFAIR WITH DONALD TRUMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN.>>IN FEBRUARY OF 2017, ONE>>IN FEBRUARY OF 2017, ONE MONTH INTO HIS PRESIDENCY, I’M MONTH INTO HIS PRESIDENCY, I’M VISITING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE VISITING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME OVAL OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HE SAYS TO ME SOMETHING TO AND HE SAYS TO ME SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT OF DON’T WORRY THE EFFECT OF DON’T WORRY MICHAEL, YOUR JANUARY AND MICHAEL, YOUR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY REIMBURSEMENT CHECKS FEBRUARY REIMBURSEMENT CHECKS ARE COMING. ARE COMING. THEY WERE FEDEXED FROM NEW YORK THEY WERE FEDEXED FROM NEW YORK AND IT TAKES AWHILE FOR THAT TO AND IT TAKES AWHILE FOR THAT TO GET THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE GET THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE SYSTEM. SYSTEM. AS HE PROMISED, I RECEIVED THE AS HE PROMISED, I RECEIVED THE FIRST CHECK FOR $70,000 NOT LONG FIRST CHECK FOR $70,000 NOT LONG THEREAFTER. THEREAFTER.>>HERE IS THAT FEBRUARY CHECK>>HERE IS THAT FEBRUARY CHECK FOR $70,000 WHICH COVERED TWO FOR $70,000 WHICH COVERED TWO MONTHS OF THE AGREED UPON MONTHS OF THE AGREED UPON PAYMENT OF $35,000 A MONTH TO PAYMENT OF $35,000 A MONTH TO MICHAEL COHEN TO REIMBURSE HIM MICHAEL COHEN TO REIMBURSE HIM FOR THE MONEY THAT HE PAID TO FOR THE MONEY THAT HE PAID TO STORMY DANIELS. STORMY DANIELS. NOTE THAT THIS CHECK CAME FROM NOTE THAT THIS CHECK CAME FROM THE DONALD J. TRUMP TRUST THE DONALD J. TRUMP TRUST ACCOUNT. ACCOUNT. THE TRUST ACCOUNT. THE TRUST ACCOUNT. THAT CHECK IS SIGNED BY THE THAT CHECK IS SIGNED BY THE TRUMP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TRUMP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ALAN WEISSELBERG AND DONALD ALAN WEISSELBERG AND DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR. TRUMP JUNIOR. MICHAEL COHEN RECEIVED ANOTHER MICHAEL COHEN RECEIVED ANOTHER CHECK WITH THE SAME SIGNATURES CHECK WITH THE SAME SIGNATURES FROM THE SAME TRUST ACCOUNT A FROM THE SAME TRUST ACCOUNT A MONTH LATER FOR HIS MONTHLY MONTH LATER FOR HIS MONTHLY PAYMENT OF $35,000. PAYMENT OF $35,000. AND THE CHECK THAT MICHAEL COHEN AND THE CHECK THAT MICHAEL COHEN PRODUCED IN LAST WEEK’S HEARING PRODUCED IN LAST WEEK’S HEARING WITH DONALD TRUMP’S SIGNATURE WITH DONALD TRUMP’S SIGNATURE WAS WRITTEN SIX MONTHS INTO THE WAS WRITTEN SIX MONTHS INTO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND CAME FROM A TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND CAME FROM A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT, WHAT APPEARS DIFFERENT ACCOUNT, WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PERSONAL CHECKING TO BE A PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT OF DONALD J. TRUMP, THE ACCOUNT OF DONALD J. TRUMP, THE ACCOUNTS USED TO PAY THESE ACCOUNTS USED TO PAY THESE CHECKS ARE AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT CHECKS ARE AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THIS STORY, WHICH WE WILL OF THIS STORY, WHICH WE WILL EXPLORE IN A MOMENT WITH MICHAEL EXPLORE IN A MOMENT WITH MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYER LANNY DAVIS. COHEN’S LAWYER LANNY DAVIS. ONE OF THE LEAST IMPORTANT ONE OF THE LEAST IMPORTANT MANNERS MICHAEL COHEN TESTIFIED MANNERS MICHAEL COHEN TESTIFIED TO WAS DONALD TRUMP’S DESPERATE TO WAS DONALD TRUMP’S DESPERATE CONCERN TO KEEP HIS ACADEMIC CONCERN TO KEEP HIS ACADEMIC RECORDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND RECORDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC VIEW. COLLEGE HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC VIEW.>>WHEN I SAY CON MAN, A MAN>>WHEN I SAY CON MAN, A MAN THAT DECLARES HIMSELF BRILLIANT THAT DECLARES HIMSELF BRILLIANT BUT DIRECTED ME TO THREATEN HIS BUT DIRECTED ME TO THREATEN HIS HIGH SCHOOL, HIS COLLEGES, AND HIGH SCHOOL, HIS COLLEGES, AND THE COLLEGE BOARD TO NEVER THE COLLEGE BOARD TO NEVER RELEASE HIS GRADES OR S.A.T. RELEASE HIS GRADES OR S.A.T. SCORES. SCORES. AS I MENTIONED, I’M GIVING THE AS I MENTIONED, I’M GIVING THE COMMITTEE TODAY COPIES OF A COMMITTEE TODAY COPIES OF A LETTER I SENT AT MR. TRUMP’S LETTER I SENT AT MR. TRUMP’S DIRECTION THREATENING THESE DIRECTION THREATENING THESE SCHOOLS WITH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SCHOOLS WITH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS IF MR. TRUMP’S GRADES OR ACTIONS IF MR. TRUMP’S GRADES OR S.A.T. SCORES WERE EVER S.A.T. SCORES WERE EVER DISCLOSED WITHOUT HIS DISCLOSED WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION. PERMISSION.>>THE UNIVERSITY CONFIRMED THEY>>THE UNIVERSITY CONFIRMED THEY WERE THREATENED TO KEEP DONALD WERE THREATENED TO KEEP DONALD TRUMP’S TRANSCRIPT HIDDEN AND TRUMP’S TRANSCRIPT HIDDEN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WHERE DONALD TRUMP TRANSFERRED WHERE DONALD TRUMP TRANSFERRED MADE NO PUBLIC COMMENT AND “THE MADE NO PUBLIC COMMENT AND “THE WASHINGTON POST” IS REPORTING WASHINGTON POST” IS REPORTING FRIENDS OF DONALD TRUMP TRIED TO FRIENDS OF DONALD TRUMP TRIED TO SEIZE HIS HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS IN SEIZE HIS HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS IN 2011 RIGHT AFTER DONALD TRUMP 2011 RIGHT AFTER DONALD TRUMP SAID THAT HE WANTED PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WANTED PRESIDENT OBAMA TO QUOTE SHOW HIS RECORDS OBAMA TO QUOTE SHOW HIS RECORDS BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP BELIEVED BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP BELIEVED THAT BARACK OBAMA WAS QUOTE A THAT BARACK OBAMA WAS QUOTE A TERRIBLE STUDENT. TERRIBLE STUDENT.>>THE WORD IS, ACCORDING TO>>THE WORD IS, ACCORDING TO WHAT I’VE READ THAT HE WAS A WHAT I’VE READ THAT HE WAS A TERRIBLE STUDENT WHEN HE WENT TO TERRIBLE STUDENT WHEN HE WENT TO OX DENTAL. OX DENTAL. MAYBE THAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG BUT MAYBE THAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DOESN’T I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DOESN’T RELEASE HIS RECORDS. RELEASE HIS RECORDS.>>IT’S AGAINST THE LAW FOR>>IT’S AGAINST THE LAW FOR SCHOOLS TO PUBLICLY RELEASE SCHOOLS TO PUBLICLY RELEASE STUDENT’S TRANSCRIPTS BUT IVY STUDENT’S TRANSCRIPTS BUT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS LIKE THE LEAGUE SCHOOLS LIKE THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND HARVARD WHERE BARACK OBAMA HARVARD WHERE BARACK OBAMA GRADUATED FROM LAW SCHOOL DO GRADUATED FROM LAW SCHOOL DO MAKE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE MAKE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE WITH STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE WITH HONORS AND THEN IVY LEAGUE HONORS AND THEN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS MOST STUDENTS ACTUALLY SCHOOLS MOST STUDENTS ACTUALLY GRADUATE WITH HONORS, NOT GRADUATE WITH HONORS, NOT GRADUATING WITH HONORS IS GRADUATING WITH HONORS IS UNUSUAL IN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS. UNUSUAL IN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS. DONALD TRUMP DID NOT GRADUATE DONALD TRUMP DID NOT GRADUATE WITH HONORS FROM THE UNIVERSITY WITH HONORS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. OF PENNSYLVANIA. THAT IS PUBLIC INFORMATION. THAT IS PUBLIC INFORMATION. AND THAT PUTS HIM SOMEWHERE IN AND THAT PUTS HIM SOMEWHERE IN THE BOTTOM HALF OF HIS CLASS THE BOTTOM HALF OF HIS CLASS ACADEMICALLY EVEN THOUGH THE ACADEMICALLY EVEN THOUGH THE PRESIDENT ONCE CLAIMED TO HAVE PRESIDENT ONCE CLAIMED TO HAVE GRADUATED AS THE NUMBER ONE GRADUATED AS THE NUMBER ONE STUDENT IN HIS CLASS. STUDENT IN HIS CLASS. BARACK OBAMA DID GRADUATE FROM BARACK OBAMA DID GRADUATE FROM HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. WE HAVE THE BREAKING NEWS REPORT WE HAVE THE BREAKING NEWS REPORT BY THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” BY THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THAT MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYERS THAT MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYERS DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF A DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF A PARDON AND REPORTED RUDY PARDON AND REPORTED RUDY GIULIANI LEFT OPEN THE GIULIANI LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PRESIDENT POSSIBILITY THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD GRANT MR. COHEN ONE IN THE COULD GRANT MR. COHEN ONE IN THE FUTURE. FUTURE. HERE IS WHAT MICHAEL COHEN SAID HERE IS WHAT MICHAEL COHEN SAID ABOUT A PARDON LAST WEEK. ABOUT A PARDON LAST WEEK.>>MY TESTIMONY CERTAINLY DOES>>MY TESTIMONY CERTAINLY DOES NOT DIMINISH THE PAIN THAT I NOT DIMINISH THE PAIN THAT I HAVE CAUSED MY FAMILY AND MY HAVE CAUSED MY FAMILY AND MY FRIENDS. FRIENDS. NOTHING CAN DO THAT. NOTHING CAN DO THAT. AND I HAVE NEVER ASKED FOR NOR AND I HAVE NEVER ASKED FOR NOR WOULD I ACCEPT A PARDON FROM WOULD I ACCEPT A PARDON FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>AND LEADING OFF OUR>>AND LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT IS LANNY DISCUSSION TONIGHT IS LANNY DAVIS, AN ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL DAVIS, AN ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL COHEN. COHEN. LANNY DAVIS, THANK YOU FOR LANNY DAVIS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. JOINING US TONIGHT. APPRECIATE IT. APPRECIATE IT. I WANT TO START WITH THE PARDON I WANT TO START WITH THE PARDON WHICH WE JUST INTRODUCED HERE. WHICH WE JUST INTRODUCED HERE. THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTING WAS NOT THAT MICHAEL REPORTING WAS NOT THAT MICHAEL COHEN PERSONALLY REQUESTED A COHEN PERSONALLY REQUESTED A PARDON BUT HIS LAWYERS AT SOME PARDON BUT HIS LAWYERS AT SOME POINT DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY POINT DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF A PARDON WITH PRESIDENT OF A PARDON WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LAWYERS AND THAT RUDY TRUMP’S LAWYERS AND THAT RUDY GIULIANI FOR ONE LEFT OPEN THE GIULIANI FOR ONE LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY. POSSIBILITY. IS THAT ACCURATE REPORTING? IS THAT ACCURATE REPORTING?>>YES, THE TIME PERIOD IS WHAT>>YES, THE TIME PERIOD IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE STRESSED. NEEDS TO BE STRESSED. MICHAEL COHEN LIED FOR DONALD MICHAEL COHEN LIED FOR DONALD TRUMP FOR TEN YEARS AND IS GOING TRUMP FOR TEN YEARS AND IS GOING TO PRISON IN PART BECAUSE OF A TO PRISON IN PART BECAUSE OF A LIE TO CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE LIE TO CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE COVERUP SCHEME THAT DONALD TRUMP COVERUP SCHEME THAT DONALD TRUMP IS STILL PAYING FOR OR WAS IS STILL PAYING FOR OR WAS PAYING FOR WHEN YOU SHOWED THOSE PAYING FOR WHEN YOU SHOWED THOSE CHECKS. CHECKS. THE STATEMENT THAT MICHAEL MADE THE STATEMENT THAT MICHAEL MADE WAS AFTER HE MADE A DECISION AND WAS AFTER HE MADE A DECISION AND I THINK I WAS PART OF THAT WHEN I THINK I WAS PART OF THAT WHEN HE DECIDED TO EXPRESS HIS SHAME HE DECIDED TO EXPRESS HIS SHAME FOR HIS PRIOR LIES WHEN HE WAS FOR HIS PRIOR LIES WHEN HE WAS CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THE OPTION CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THE OPTION OF PARDON WHEN THEY WERE OF PARDON WHEN THEY WERE DANGLING THAT AS A WAY OF I DANGLING THAT AS A WAY OF I THINK LURING PEOPLE TO STAY THINK LURING PEOPLE TO STAY WITHIN THE TENT. WITHIN THE TENT. AND THEN WHEN HE DECIDED ON JULY AND THEN WHEN HE DECIDED ON JULY 2nd, 2018, I WILL NOT LIE 2nd, 2018, I WILL NOT LIE ANYMORE AND HE ASKED ME TO HELP ANYMORE AND HE ASKED ME TO HELP HIM TELL THE TRUTH. HIM TELL THE TRUTH. SO THAT SENTENCE, WHICH I HELPED SO THAT SENTENCE, WHICH I HELPED WRITE WAS ABOUT THE TIME PERIOD WRITE WAS ABOUT THE TIME PERIOD AFTER HE DECIDED AS WE DECIDED AFTER HE DECIDED AS WE DECIDED TO CALL IT HIS TURN TO THE TRUTH TO CALL IT HIS TURN TO THE TRUTH AND AT THAT POINT, HE SAID TO ME AND AT THAT POINT, HE SAID TO ME I WANT YOU TO PUBLICLY SAY I I WANT YOU TO PUBLICLY SAY I WOULDN’T ACCEPT A PARDON IF HE WOULDN’T ACCEPT A PARDON IF HE BEGGED ME TO TAKE IT, AND I SAID BEGGED ME TO TAKE IT, AND I SAID ARE YOU SURE? ARE YOU SURE? AND HE SAID YES. AND HE SAID YES. AND I WENT OUT PUBLICLY AND I AND I WENT OUT PUBLICLY AND I SAID HE WOULD NEVER ACCEPT A SAID HE WOULD NEVER ACCEPT A PARDON AND THAT WAS THE PARDON AND THAT WAS THE REFERENCE INTENDED BY THAT REFERENCE INTENDED BY THAT SENTENCE. SENTENCE.>>WHY WOULDN’T HE ACCEPT A>>WHY WOULDN’T HE ACCEPT A PARDON? PARDON? WHO HAS NOT ACCEPTED A PARDON? WHO HAS NOT ACCEPTED A PARDON?>>WELL, I WAS DOUBTFUL WHEN HE>>WELL, I WAS DOUBTFUL WHEN HE SAID IT TO ME. SAID IT TO ME. HE WAS IN A GREAT, STRESSFUL HE WAS IN A GREAT, STRESSFUL SITUATION WITH A WIFE AND TWO SITUATION WITH A WIFE AND TWO KIDS AND LOOKING AT A PRISON KIDS AND LOOKING AT A PRISON SENTENCE POTENTIALLY. SENTENCE POTENTIALLY. AND HE HAD LIED FOR TEN YEARS AND HE HAD LIED FOR TEN YEARS AND WAS EXPRESSING SHAME TO ME AND WAS EXPRESSING SHAME TO ME AND I SAID ARE YOU WILLING TO AND I SAID ARE YOU WILLING TO SAY THAT PUBLICLY? SAY THAT PUBLICLY? AND YOU HAVE A DEEP HOLE AND YOU AND YOU HAVE A DEEP HOLE AND YOU ARE A GOOD MAN, AND A GOOD ARE A GOOD MAN, AND A GOOD FATHER BUT IN ORDER TO WIN FATHER BUT IN ORDER TO WIN CREDIBILITY WHICH I SEE FROM THE CREDIBILITY WHICH I SEE FROM THE POLLS HE HAS WON, YOU NEED TO BE POLLS HE HAS WON, YOU NEED TO BE WILLING TO TELL THE TRUTH AND WILLING TO TELL THE TRUTH AND ALL THE TRUTH AND PART OF THAT ALL THE TRUTH AND PART OF THAT IS WOULD YOU ACCEPT A PARDON TO IS WOULD YOU ACCEPT A PARDON TO GET OUT OF THIS FIXTURE AND FROM GET OUT OF THIS FIXTURE AND FROM THIS MAN THAT YOU DESCRIBE AS THIS MAN THAT YOU DESCRIBE AS HAVING DONE DIRTY DEEDS FOR FOR HAVING DONE DIRTY DEEDS FOR FOR TEN YEARS AND HE SAID TO ME YES TEN YEARS AND HE SAID TO ME YES AND THEN HE SAID I WANT YOU TO AND THEN HE SAID I WANT YOU TO SAY THAT PUBLICLY MAYBE PEOPLE SAY THAT PUBLICLY MAYBE PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ME AND I DID. WILL BELIEVE ME AND I DID.>>AND I WANT TO GET YOUR>>AND I WANT TO GET YOUR REACTION ALSO TO WHAT WE’RE REACTION ALSO TO WHAT WE’RE SEEING AS THE EXPANDING SEEING AS THE EXPANDING INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. MICHAEL COHEN SPEAKS AND THE MICHAEL COHEN SPEAKS AND THE REQUESTS FOR DOCUMENTS FLY. REQUESTS FOR DOCUMENTS FLY. IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER A IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER A CONGRESSIONAL REACTION LIKE THIS CONGRESSIONAL REACTION LIKE THIS TO CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY OVER TO CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY OVER 80 REQUESTS FOR DOCUMENTS FROM 80 REQUESTS FOR DOCUMENTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FROM TRUMP THE WHITE HOUSE FROM TRUMP BUSINESSES, FROM OTHER BUSINESSES, FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, ALL ALMOST GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, ALL ALMOST ALL OF THEM COMING OUT OF ALL OF THEM COMING OUT OF MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY, WHICH MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY, WHICH IS CONTINUING AS WE KNOW THERE IS CONTINUING AS WE KNOW THERE WILL BE MORE MICHAEL COHEN WILL BE MORE MICHAEL COHEN TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. IS THAT WHAT YOU EXPECTED IS THAT WHAT YOU EXPECTED KNOWING, YOU KNEW IN ADVANCE KNOWING, YOU KNEW IN ADVANCE WHAT MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY WHAT MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY WAS GOING TO BE, DID YOU EXPECT WAS GOING TO BE, DID YOU EXPECT IT TO PROVOKE THIS FOLLOWUP? IT TO PROVOKE THIS FOLLOWUP?>>I HONESTLY DID BUT IT’S STILL>>I HONESTLY DID BUT IT’S STILL MORE TO COME BECAUSE WE HAD A MORE TO COME BECAUSE WE HAD A LIST OF SUBJECTS THAT WAS LIST OF SUBJECTS THAT WAS BASICALLY MICHAEL COHEN’S BASICALLY MICHAEL COHEN’S CONFESSION OF HIM FACILITATING CONFESSION OF HIM FACILITATING THESE SUBJECTS OR HIS MEMORY OF THESE SUBJECTS OR HIS MEMORY OF THEM. THEM. AND ONE OF THEM FOR EXAMPLE, YOU AND ONE OF THEM FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MENTIONED THE GRADES. MENTIONED THE GRADES. HE THREATENED A MAJOR HE THREATENED A MAJOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION WITH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION WITH CRIMINAL SANCTIONS IF THEY CRIMINAL SANCTIONS IF THEY RELEASED DONALD TRUMP’S GRADES. RELEASED DONALD TRUMP’S GRADES. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, MICHAEL ON ANOTHER OCCASION, MICHAEL SAID TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SAID TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO EVERY SERVICEMAN AND EVERY TO EVERY SERVICEMAN AND EVERY RURAL AMERICAN WHO CONSIDERS RURAL AMERICAN WHO CONSIDERS THEMSELVES TO BE PATRIOTS LISTEN THEMSELVES TO BE PATRIOTS LISTEN TO THIS, IF YOU VOTED FOR DONALD TO THIS, IF YOU VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP, HE SAID TO MICHAEL COHEN, TRUMP, HE SAID TO MICHAEL COHEN, DON’T SAY ANYTHING IF PEOPLE ASK DON’T SAY ANYTHING IF PEOPLE ASK FOR PROOF OF MY BONE SPUR THAT FOR PROOF OF MY BONE SPUR THAT ALLOWED ME TO NOT GO TO VIETNAM, ALLOWED ME TO NOT GO TO VIETNAM, AND THEN HE SAID QUOTE, YOU GOT AND THEN HE SAID QUOTE, YOU GOT TO BE STUPID TO GO TO VIETNAM. TO BE STUPID TO GO TO VIETNAM. MICHAEL WAS FORBIDDEN TO RESPOND MICHAEL WAS FORBIDDEN TO RESPOND TO REPORTER’S QUESTIONS WHAT TO REPORTER’S QUESTIONS WHAT TURNS OUT TO BE A FAKE ASSERTION TURNS OUT TO BE A FAKE ASSERTION HE HAD A BONE ENTER TO GETSPUR T HE HAD A BONE ENTER TO GETSPUR T SERVING AND HE SAID MR. SERVING AND HE SAID MR. PRESIDENT, ISN’T IT IRONIC PRESIDENT, ISN’T IT IRONIC PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STUPID TO PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STUPID TO SERVE IN VIETNAM AND YOU’RE NOW SERVE IN VIETNAM AND YOU’RE NOW IN VIETNAM. IN VIETNAM. OF COURSE, IN A FAILED OF COURSE, IN A FAILED NEGOTIATION WITH THE NORTH NEGOTIATION WITH THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER BUT THAT’S THE KOREAN LEADER BUT THAT’S THE KIND OF THING THAT IS GOING TO KIND OF THING THAT IS GOING TO ENCOURAGE MORE INVESTIGATIONS. ENCOURAGE MORE INVESTIGATIONS. HE LIED TO THE SECRET SERVICE. HE LIED TO THE SECRET SERVICE. EXCUSE ME, THE SELECTIVE SERVICE EXCUSE ME, THE SELECTIVE SERVICE ON HIS DRAFT DEFERMENTS AND ON HIS DRAFT DEFERMENTS AND ALMOST EVERYTHING IN HIS ALMOST EVERYTHING IN HIS TESTIMONY, IF YOU REREAD IT IS A TESTIMONY, IF YOU REREAD IT IS A SUBJECT AREA THAT WILL BE SUBJECT AREA THAT WILL BE GROUNDS FOR FURTHER GROUNDS FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.>>I WANT TO GO TO WHAT ONE>>I WANT TO GO TO WHAT ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE CALLED MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE CALLED THE SMOKING GUN AND THAT WAS THE THE SMOKING GUN AND THAT WAS THE CHECK THAT MICHAEL COHEN CHECK THAT MICHAEL COHEN PRODUCED WITH THE PRESIDENT’S PRODUCED WITH THE PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE ON IT WRITTEN IN SIGNATURE ON IT WRITTEN IN AUGUST SO THAT’S ABOUT SIX AUGUST SO THAT’S ABOUT SIX MONTHS INTO THE TRUMP MONTHS INTO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY, POSSIBLY SIGNED ON PRESIDENCY, POSSIBLY SIGNED ON THAT DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE THAT DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE BECAUSE THESE CHECKS HAD TO BE BECAUSE THESE CHECKS HAD TO BE FEDEXED DOWN TO THE WHITE HOUSE FEDEXED DOWN TO THE WHITE HOUSE SO THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SO THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF COULD SIGN THEM, THAT IS WHAT COULD SIGN THEM, THAT IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD MICHAEL COHEN THE PRESIDENT TOLD MICHAEL COHEN IN THE OVAL OFFICE ACCORDING TO IN THE OVAL OFFICE ACCORDING TO MICHAEL COHEN. MICHAEL COHEN. I NOTICED LANNY, THAT THE ONE I NOTICED LANNY, THAT THE ONE THE PRESIDENT SIGNED IS NOT FROM THE PRESIDENT SIGNED IS NOT FROM A BUSINESS ACCOUNT. A BUSINESS ACCOUNT. IT IS NOT FROM A TRUMP COMPANY IT IS NOT FROM A TRUMP COMPANY ACCOUNT. ACCOUNT. IT SIMPLY HAS THE NAME DONALD J. IT SIMPLY HAS THE NAME DONALD J. TRUMP ON IT THAT LOOKS TO ME TRUMP ON IT THAT LOOKS TO ME LIKE A PERSONAL CHECK. LIKE A PERSONAL CHECK. THAT WOULD BE A VERY ODD SOURCE THAT WOULD BE A VERY ODD SOURCE FOR A BUSINESS PAYMENT, FOR IF FOR A BUSINESS PAYMENT, FOR IF MICHAEL COHEN IS BEING RETAINED MICHAEL COHEN IS BEING RETAINED BY THE BUSINESS IN A RETAINER BY THE BUSINESS IN A RETAINER AGREEMENT, IT STRIKES ME AS ODD AGREEMENT, IT STRIKES ME AS ODD THAT THE TRUMP BUSINESS ISN’T THAT THE TRUMP BUSINESS ISN’T PAYING FOR THOSE LEGAL SERVICES. PAYING FOR THOSE LEGAL SERVICES.>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I’M A>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I’M A LAWYER AND I ALWAYS TRY TO USE LAWYER AND I ALWAYS TRY TO USE THE WORD ALLEGED IF WE’RE THE WORD ALLEGED IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CRIME BECAUSE TALKING ABOUT CRIME BECAUSE EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO DUE EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO DUE PROCESS INCLUDING DONALD TRUMP PROCESS INCLUDING DONALD TRUMP BUT THERE IS LITERALLY NO WAY TO BUT THERE IS LITERALLY NO WAY TO DESPITE THATCEMBER DESPITE THATCEMBER DISPUTE HE COMMITTED A CRIME. DISPUTE HE COMMITTED A CRIME. HE NOT ONLY WROTE A PERSONAL HE NOT ONLY WROTE A PERSONAL CHECK BUT INVENTED A COVERUP CHECK BUT INVENTED A COVERUP STORY IT WAS A RETAINER CHECK. STORY IT WAS A RETAINER CHECK. THE WORD INVENTED AND FICTIONAL THE WORD INVENTED AND FICTIONAL OR BOGUS WAS NOT MY OPINION, IT OR BOGUS WAS NOT MY OPINION, IT IS A FACT THERE WAS NO RETAINER IS A FACT THERE WAS NO RETAINER AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. IT WAS A SCHEME CONCOCTED BY IT WAS A SCHEME CONCOCTED BY MICHAEL, BY DONALD TRUMP AND BY MICHAEL, BY DONALD TRUMP AND BY MR. WEISSELBERG AS A WAY OF MR. WEISSELBERG AS A WAY OF AVOIDING TRACING THE PAY OFF AVOIDING TRACING THE PAY OFF MONEY, THE HUSH MONEY TO STORMY MONEY, THE HUSH MONEY TO STORMY DANIELS. DANIELS. THE PROSECUTORS AND THE U.S. THE PROSECUTORS AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAID THAT IN THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT IN THE INFORMATION STATEMENT ON INFORMATION STATEMENT ON MICHAEL’S PLEA OF GUILT. MICHAEL’S PLEA OF GUILT. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE WORD THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE WORD REIMBURSEMENT WAS THE REIMBURSEMENT WAS THE REIMBURSEMENT OF MICHAEL COHEN REIMBURSEMENT OF MICHAEL COHEN ADVANCING THE HUSH MONEY AND WHO ADVANCING THE HUSH MONEY AND WHO SAID THE WORD REIMBURSEMENT SAID THE WORD REIMBURSEMENT AFTER DONALD TRUMP DENIED AFTER DONALD TRUMP DENIED KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THE KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THE STORMY DANIELS PAYMENT AT ALL? STORMY DANIELS PAYMENT AT ALL? RUDY GIULIANI ON TELEVISION RUDY GIULIANI ON TELEVISION CALLED IT A REIMBURSEMENT TO CALLED IT A REIMBURSEMENT TO MICHAEL COHEN. MICHAEL COHEN. SO THERE WERE NO FACTS IN SO THERE WERE NO FACTS IN DISPUTE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF DISPUTE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS PRESIDENT THE UNITED STATES AS PRESIDENT COMMITTED A FELONY. COMMITTED A FELONY. LITERALLY, THERE IS NO WAY TO LITERALLY, THERE IS NO WAY TO DECEMBER DECEMBER DISPUTE THAT STATEMENT AND DISPUTE THAT STATEMENT AND ALLEGED IS A WORD YOU HAVE TO ALLEGED IS A WORD YOU HAVE TO USE. USE. I CAN’T FIND THE ABILITY TO USE I CAN’T FIND THE ABILITY TO USE THE WORD ALLEGED BECAUSE THE WORD ALLEGED BECAUSE EVERYTHING I SAID IS EVERYTHING I SAID IS UNDISPUTABLE FACT. UNDISPUTABLE FACT. THAT SHOWS A FELONY, A THAT SHOWS A FELONY, A CONSPIRACY TO PAY HUSH MONEY AND CONSPIRACY TO PAY HUSH MONEY AND TO COVER IT UP. TO COVER IT UP.>>TWO OF THE CHECKS WE’VE SEEN>>TWO OF THE CHECKS WE’VE SEEN SO FAR APPARENTLY THERE ARE SO FAR APPARENTLY THERE ARE GOING TO BE MORE AVAILABLE FOR GOING TO BE MORE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION WERE SIGNED BY PUBLIC INSPECTION WERE SIGNED BY ALAN WEISSELBERG AND DONALD ALAN WEISSELBERG AND DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR AND THOSE WERE TRUMP JUNIOR AND THOSE WERE TAKEN FROM THE TRUST ACCOUNT, TAKEN FROM THE TRUST ACCOUNT, THE ACCOUNTS SET UP THAT DONALD THE ACCOUNTS SET UP THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH, TRUMP IS NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH, IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE SEPARATION OF THE TRUMP SEPARATION OF THE TRUMP BUSINESSES FROM THE TRUMP BUSINESSES FROM THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. BUT ALAN WEISSELBERG PRESUMABLY BUT ALAN WEISSELBERG PRESUMABLY HAS TESTIFIED OR BEEN QUESTIONED HAS TESTIFIED OR BEEN QUESTIONED BY THE FBI ABOUT THIS IN NEW BY THE FBI ABOUT THIS IN NEW YORK CITY SINCE THAT’S THE YORK CITY SINCE THAT’S THE OFFICE THAT HAS BEEN PROSECUTING OFFICE THAT HAS BEEN PROSECUTING THE MICHAEL COHEN CASE AND ALAN THE MICHAEL COHEN CASE AND ALAN WEISSELBERG, DO YOU KNOW IF HE’S WEISSELBERG, DO YOU KNOW IF HE’S TAKEN THE POSITION THERE WAS TAKEN THE POSITION THERE WAS INDEED A RETAINER AGREEMENT FOR INDEED A RETAINER AGREEMENT FOR MICHAEL COHEN’S LEGAL SERVICES MICHAEL COHEN’S LEGAL SERVICES THAT THIS WAS PAYMENT FOR THAT THAT THIS WAS PAYMENT FOR THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH STORMY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH STORMY DANIELS? DANIELS?>>THAT WAS THE COVER STORY I>>THAT WAS THE COVER STORY I KNOW BECAUSE MR. WEISSELBERG AND KNOW BECAUSE MR. WEISSELBERG AND MICHAEL AND MR. TRUMP TOGETHER MICHAEL AND MR. TRUMP TOGETHER DECIDED THAT MICHAEL NEEDED TO DECIDED THAT MICHAEL NEEDED TO DO IT TO AVOID IT BEING TRACED DO IT TO AVOID IT BEING TRACED BECAUSE TW OR THREEO OR THREE DA BECAUSE TW OR THREEO OR THREE DA AN ELECTION THAT TURNED OUT TO AN ELECTION THAT TURNED OUT TO BE CLOSE AND WON BY MR. TRUMP. BE CLOSE AND WON BY MR. TRUMP. THEY DID NOT WANT AFTER “ACCESS THEY DID NOT WANT AFTER “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD”, THE STORY ABOUT AN HOLLYWOOD”, THE STORY ABOUT AN ADULT FILM STAR BEING SUBJECT TO ADULT FILM STAR BEING SUBJECT TO A HUSH MONEY PAYMENT. A HUSH MONEY PAYMENT. MR. WEISSELBERG SAID I CAN’T MR. WEISSELBERG SAID I CAN’T AFFORD IT AND WHY DON’T YOU DO AFFORD IT AND WHY DON’T YOU DO IT FROM YOUR LINE OF CREDIT BUT IT FROM YOUR LINE OF CREDIT BUT WE DON’T WANT IT TRACEABLE TO WE DON’T WANT IT TRACEABLE TO THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, MR. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, MR. WEISSELBERG WAS GIVEN LIMITED WEISSELBERG WAS GIVEN LIMITED IMMUNITY BY THE FEDERAL IMMUNITY BY THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTH ENERN PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTH ENERN DISTRICT. DISTRICT. MICHAEL HAD TO PLEAD GUILTY. MICHAEL HAD TO PLEAD GUILTY. MR. WEISSELBERG WAS GIVEN IMMUNE MR. WEISSELBERG WAS GIVEN IMMUNE IMMUNITY BUT LIMITED. IMMUNITY BUT LIMITED. I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO WHETHER HE TOLD THE PROSECUTORS WHETHER HE TOLD THE PROSECUTORS ABOUT THIS SCHEME AND TOLD THE ABOUT THIS SCHEME AND TOLD THE TRUTH THAT THERE WAS NEVER A TRUTH THAT THERE WAS NEVER A RETAINER. RETAINER. THIS WAS A COVERUP BUT NOW THE THIS WAS A COVERUP BUT NOW THE QUESTION IS HIS SIGNING THAT QUESTION IS HIS SIGNING THAT CHECK AS IMPLEMENTING THIS HUSH CHECK AS IMPLEMENTING THIS HUSH MONEY ILLEGAL SCHEME IS A CRIME. MONEY ILLEGAL SCHEME IS A CRIME. AND THE QUESTION IS DID HE TELL AND THE QUESTION IS DID HE TELL THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ABOUT THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ABOUT THE SIGNING OF THESE CHECKS AT THE SIGNING OF THESE CHECKS AT THE TIME HE WAS GRANTED LIMITED THE TIME HE WAS GRANTED LIMITED IMMUNITY IMMUNITY IMMUNITY, THAT’S SOMETHING IMMUNITY, THAT’S SOMETHING BETWEEN HIM AND HIS LAWYER. BETWEEN HIM AND HIS LAWYER.>>LANNY, WE SAW ON TELEVISION>>LANNY, WE SAW ON TELEVISION THERE WASN’T A SINGLE REPUBLICAN THERE WASN’T A SINGLE REPUBLICAN WHO WENT ANYWHERE NEAR THE WHO WENT ANYWHERE NEAR THE SMOKING GUN. SMOKING GUN. THEY WOULD NOT TOUCH THE SMOKING THEY WOULD NOT TOUCH THE SMOKING GUN OF THE CHECK SIGNED BY GUN OF THE CHECK SIGNED BY DONALD TRUMP AND THE OTHER CHECK DONALD TRUMP AND THE OTHER CHECK SIGNED BY ALAN WEISSELBERG AND I SIGNED BY ALAN WEISSELBERG AND I ME THERE HAS BEEN TESTIMONY ME THERE HAS BEEN TESTIMONY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND CAN YOU BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND CAN YOU TELL US IF ANY REPUBLICANS HAVE TELL US IF ANY REPUBLICANS HAVE AT ANY POINT CHALLENGED OR AT ANY POINT CHALLENGED OR QUESTIONED MICHAEL COHEN AT ANY QUESTIONED MICHAEL COHEN AT ANY POINT ABOUT THESE CHECKS? POINT ABOUT THESE CHECKS?>>NO.>>NO. AND I SAT THERE NOT NECESSARILY AND I SAT THERE NOT NECESSARILY SURPRISED THAT THE REPUBLICANS SURPRISED THAT THE REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT ON THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, MANY OF THEM PEOPLE COMMITTEE, MANY OF THEM PEOPLE THAT I RESPECT AND DESCENT THAT I RESPECT AND DESCENT PEOPLE, DESCENT FRIENDS, DESCENT PEOPLE, DESCENT FRIENDS, DESCENT PARENTS AND DESCENT HUMAN BEINGS PARENTS AND DESCENT HUMAN BEINGS NEVER ONCE MENTIONED DONALD NEVER ONCE MENTIONED DONALD TRUMP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TRUMP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HEARING. HEARING. THEY POUNDED AWAY AT WHAT THEY POUNDED AWAY AT WHAT MICHAEL HAD ALREADY ADMITTED TO MICHAEL HAD ALREADY ADMITTED TO IN SHAME THAT HE HAD LIED FOR IN SHAME THAT HE HAD LIED FOR TEN YEARS FOR DONALD TRUMP, THAT TEN YEARS FOR DONALD TRUMP, THAT HE HAD LIED TO CONGRESS AND HE HE HAD LIED TO CONGRESS AND HE WAS GOING TO PRISON PAYING THE WAS GOING TO PRISON PAYING THE PRICE. PRICE. NOW ONE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE NOW ONE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE HAD THE DECENCY REPUBLICAN SIDE HAD THE DECENCY TO AT LEAST GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR TO AT LEAST GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY AND TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY AND PAYING THE PRICE AND NEVER ONCE PAYING THE PRICE AND NEVER ONCE ASKED ABOUT THOSE CHECKS, ABOUT ASKED ABOUT THOSE CHECKS, ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THEIR PARTY THE PRESIDENT OF THEIR PARTY THAT I’M SURE THEY GENUINELY THAT I’M SURE THEY GENUINELY BELIEVE IN. BELIEVE IN. SO IT’S A REMARKABLE HYPOCRISY SO IT’S A REMARKABLE HYPOCRISY THAT I WISH I COULD HAVE SEEN THAT I WISH I COULD HAVE SEEN MORE FROM GOOD PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE FROM GOOD PEOPLE WHO ARE REPUBLICANS SUPPORTING DONALD REPUBLICANS SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>LANNY, I HAVE A QUICK>>LANNY, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION UNRELATED TO THIS THAT QUESTION UNRELATED TO THIS THAT GOES BACK TO THE IMPEACHMENT OF GOES BACK TO THE IMPEACHMENT OF BILL CLINTON. BILL CLINTON. THAT’S WHEN YOU BECAME ONE OF THAT’S WHEN YOU BECAME ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT LAWYERS IN THE MOST PROMINENT LAWYERS IN AMERICA IN YOUR DEFENSE OF AMERICA IN YOUR DEFENSE OF PRESIDENT CLINTON AND THAT’S PRESIDENT CLINTON AND THAT’S WHEN THE COUNTRY MET LINDSEY WHEN THE COUNTRY MET LINDSEY GRAHAM FOR THE FIRST TIME. GRAHAM FOR THE FIRST TIME. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHO WAS A JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHO WAS A PROSECUTOR OF THE CASE AGAINST PROSECUTOR OF THE CASE AGAINST BILL CLINTON IN THE SENATE BILL CLINTON IN THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND TODAY. IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND TODAY. I’M NOT SURE YOU’RE AWARE OF I’M NOT SURE YOU’RE AWARE OF THIS. THIS. LINDSEY GRAHAM HAD A MEETING LINDSEY GRAHAM HAD A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND WHICH HE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND WHICH HE TOLD THE PRESIDENT TO FOLLOW THE TOLD THE PRESIDENT TO FOLLOW THE BILL CLINTON MODEL IN HANDLING BILL CLINTON MODEL IN HANDLING HIMSELF IN THE PRESIDENCY WHILE HIMSELF IN THE PRESIDENCY WHILE UNDER INVESTIGATION AND JUST DO UNDER INVESTIGATION AND JUST DO THE BUSINESS OF THE PRESIDENT THE BUSINESS OF THE PRESIDENT AND STAY AWAY FROM THE AND STAY AWAY FROM THE INVESTIGATION AND HE SAID TO THE INVESTIGATION AND HE SAID TO THE PRESIDENT ACCORDING TO LINDSEY PRESIDENT ACCORDING TO LINDSEY GRAHAM HIMSELF, BILL CLINTON IS GRAHAM HIMSELF, BILL CLINTON IS A GOOD MODEL FOR THE PRESIDENT A GOOD MODEL FOR THE PRESIDENT TO FOLLOW. TO FOLLOW. DID YOU EVER THINK YOU’D LIVE TO DID YOU EVER THINK YOU’D LIVE TO SEE THE DAY WHERE BILL CLINTON SEE THE DAY WHERE BILL CLINTON IMPEACHMENT PROSECUTOR WOULD IMPEACHMENT PROSECUTOR WOULD TELL A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT TO TELL A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT TO FOLLOW THE MODEL OF BILL CLINTON FOLLOW THE MODEL OF BILL CLINTON WHEN UNDER INVESTIGATION? WHEN UNDER INVESTIGATION?>>LET ME THINK ABOUT THIS, NO.>>LET ME THINK ABOUT THIS, NO. I GOT TO KNOW LINDSEY GRAHAM I GOT TO KNOW LINDSEY GRAHAM AFTER DEBATING MANY TIMES ON AFTER DEBATING MANY TIMES ON TELEVISION AND FRIENDSHIP WITH TELEVISION AND FRIENDSHIP WITH SENATOR McCAIN AND JOE IS SENATOR McCAIN AND JOE IS ANOTHER WAY I GOT TO KNOW HIM. ANOTHER WAY I GOT TO KNOW HIM. ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT SENATOR ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT SENATOR GRAB, THERE IS MUCH ABOUT HIM I GRAB, THERE IS MUCH ABOUT HIM I LIKE BUT THE DISAPPOINTMENT IS LIKE BUT THE DISAPPOINTMENT IS THAT IN HONOR OF JOHN McCAIN, HE THAT IN HONOR OF JOHN McCAIN, HE IS SUPPORTING A PRESIDENT WHO IS SUPPORTING A PRESIDENT WHO DISPARAGED JOHN McCAIN AS NOT DISPARAGED JOHN McCAIN AS NOT BEING A HERO BECAUSE HE GOT BEING A HERO BECAUSE HE GOT CAPTURED AS MISSING IN ACTION CAPTURED AS MISSING IN ACTION AND AS A PRISONER OF WAR, EXCUSE AND AS A PRISONER OF WAR, EXCUSE ME. ME. SO I JUST FIND A GREAT SO I JUST FIND A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT IN LINDSEY GRAHAM DISAPPOINTMENT IN LINDSEY GRAHAM EVEN THOUGH WE STILL HAVE A EVEN THOUGH WE STILL HAVE A FRIENDSHIP. FRIENDSHIP. I’M UTTERLY BAFFLED THAT HE I’M UTTERLY BAFFLED THAT HE WOULD AFTER ALL THAT HE SAID WOULD AFTER ALL THAT HE SAID ABOUT DONALD TRUMP DURING HIS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND CLOSE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH JOHN McCAIN THAT FRIENDSHIP WITH JOHN McCAIN THAT HE WOULD STILL BE THAT HE WOULD STILL BE THAT SUPPORTIVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. SUPPORTIVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>WELL, I HAVE MUCH MORE TO SAY>>WELL, I HAVE MUCH MORE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT LINDSEY GRAHAM SAID ABOUT WHAT LINDSEY GRAHAM SAID TODAY AT THE END OF THE SHOW

100 thoughts on “Cohen Lawyer: ‘Literally No Way To Dispute’ That Trump Committed A Crime | The Last Word | MSNBC

  • Trumpism will pass ,we can rely on the deep wisdom enshrined in our precious Constitution ,by our founding Fathers ,A chapter will be written ,the world will learn .we all move on

  • Trump committed A CRIME how about a crap load. Thanks Mike for shinning light you know the person and how spiteful he and his crime group of Trumpies are so knowing that you still stood strong.
    Trump is a bad seed and we see he has spread that to at least 3 other home made criminals. We sure don't need a people like Trumps and Kushners in our Democracy they seem tainted by greed.

  • if that Moron Trump didn't protest and try to stop Muller, none of this would have escalated. haha
    Trump is his own worst enemy. they are taking a lessons from you!
    "when someone throughs a punch , you punch back twice as hard. .
    Keep swinging Donny, and Muller will keep ducking and swinging with 2 fists.

  • These Republicans are NOT "decent people." They are assisting in the destruction of a great country. There is no empathy evident in any one of them. Their kids may love 'em, but these are NOT "decent people."

  • Given the courage and desire for truth, Michael Cohen is a national hero…took grit….something that a flag hugger lacks

  • Cohen was coached to say the things Shyte and the Demorats wanted to hear. Witness Tamping ! Someone needs to be charged ! Conspiracy ?

  • Are these same polls that said that Hillary will win the election , these 50 % people in your poll believe a convicted
    Liar that made a deal to save his jail time is telling the Truth ,!!! WOW the Democratic’s are DESPERATE !!! And
    Are willing to sell their soul jus for Power ! They are a Shame to American politics !!! Where the Collusion ????

  • This seems like one of the screen from The Godfather. Trump is a mobster and everyone in his circle has to loyal to him and has to must be willingly to lie & fall on the,sword for Trump.

  • Indict the Pig. Indict him NOW. Don't tell us you cannot indict a sitting president, you can. The American people must get behind this. Indict the Pig. Indict him now.

  • Even if Cohen's lawyers & Giuliani discussed a pardon, doesn't mean Cohen even knew about it, nor does it mean he requested it. But I wouldn't rely on a pardon from Donald Trump, because he'll ALWAYS put himself first, no matter WHAT he promised.

  • Think about this USA, you have a man who repeatedly lied to avoid going to Vietnam as your president. And 41% would STILL vote for him again, as he moves you toward financial ruin. How little you value good character. I think the chickens will come home to roost, one way or another.

  • Flynn worked for trump, now a convicted criminal.
    Manafort worked for trump, now a convicted criminal.
    Cohen worked for trump, now a convicted criminal.
    Papodopolous worked for trump campaign, now a convicted criminal.
    Roger Stone was on team trump, now facing multiple criminal charges.
    The pattern is simple enough for trump supporters to follow.

  • Nothing common about Trump's criminality! He was groomed from the beginning to be a wolf among sheep! Proves that the power of positive thinking can be used for the wrong reasons! The mind is a tool that can be honed sharp! But it's the soul, or lack of soul, that determine's how that tool is used! For evil or for good! It should be obvious by now what Trump has used his mind for! Shearing the sheep!

  • What else are they going to investigate? What else needs to show evidence to believe that he committed crimes during his presidency. A cop out of his limited intelligence,let's thank the young democrats giving good questions. Thank you AOC your a bright young lady.

  • Everybody keeps glossing over another huge part of the scandal – if Trump's trust was paying these payments for him, it is proof that he is still involved in his business. Of course every sane person already knows that, and even if they didn't, a revocable Trust of the assets that he already had, rather than a blind trust still means that if he is making deals to benefit the Trump business, as soon as he revokes the trust he gets the profits.

  • That sounds like a big fat "F" to me. Lol lol , Trump doesn't read anything. He refused to read daily written briefings in paper put in front of him. He was reported as just getting up , going to another room to watch T.V.. Lol , The T.V. is his teacher. He doesn't read. Maybe he can't see. Maybe he needs glasses ? Looks like he's having a good time to me. Fighting , he loves it ! Dividing people , attacking people. He loves it ! His whole psyche is corrupt , so are his kids. Bumbling around in corruption. Wow! Wait till they see the end of this !

  • I wish Barack Obama wasn't the kind of person that was above the deliciousness of revenge. All those years of the grubby little (I mean spiritually – not physically) f*ckwit going on about the birth certificate.. Obama – pleeeeaaase – academic records!! Do him, Barack, do him!! Do him good!

    I wonder if Barack Obama is saving himself for the run up to the next election.

  • Those 35% believed the evil moron is all his deplorable wasted low life mountain red necks followers and Russian.

  • DT, himself, was a terrible student. From the podium, he shouted to Americans that he is smart, so smart. If he puked every time he lies, he'd never come up for air.

  • I have friends that are just now coming to terms that he "might" be guilty of several crimes. They're figuring out how they'll respond.
    There's nothing to figure out, accept it for what he is. My question, why did it take this long to "possibly" consider his criminal activities to be true?
    Have you ever heard the term, "Birds of a feather flock together?" Why does he surround himself with criminals? Why does he hire shady characters? Why lie about things that don't need a lie? The latest is about Tim Apple. Just say it was misspoke. He creates a story no one believed plus calling "fake news" reporting false narratives. Everyone watched the video! Next he changed the story to "saving words" as to what and why he said what he did. Another bizarre statement! He's so arrogant and truly believes his followers will buy anything and everything he says. There are some that are still believing and following, how I don't know. These are people that have major issues in order for them not to recognize the truth when it's spelled out and laid in front of them. I'm concerned more about them, than I am with Trump.

  • If you listen to everything Trump says he eventually admits to his crimes, but in his mind, as well words, he considers it as being a good business man! When Trump said he was The King of Debt, he was telling the truth! It's how he is scamming not only the government, but also tax payers! Real estate is one of the easiest ways to launder money! Property is very subjective in its valuation, so you can pretty much sell it for however amount someone is willing to pay for it! The property in Florida was bought by another European oligarch who paid well over the valuation of that property, yet never saw it once, nor has any renovations been done since purchasing it! Trump Tower SoHo is not owned by Trump! He just has his name on it! The real owners are by a company known as Bayrock, a foreign entity! Illegal gambling was taking place a floor below Trumps offices! Felix Sater, turned Federal Witness for his illegal activities, is Trumps business partner! Allegedly, Felix Sater is not his real name, but is in fact a Russian National, whose father has ties to Russian mobsters! So unless Mr Trump is the most naive person on the planet, or he is just as corrupt as those he surrounds himself with!

  • Mr Weiselberg couldn't afford 150k? He has been doing this for how long and he is broke? He probably used that excuse because he knows Trump doesn't like to pay back his debts in a timely manner! LOL!

  • We believe Michael Cohen talk TRUE. DONALD Trump he lies we don't believe Donald Trump please impeachment Donald Trump now

  • Yes trump did mob work before diring and now. Trump is a traitir and a thief and this proves it . trump is a MOBSTER jail him NOW.

  • Those still believing in Trump, really need assessment ! Definitely missing a sandwich or two from a picnic !

  • Ya know?……..The Banana Republics do it right. They don't like the dictator…they overthrow him. This country needs a little banana in our diet. Trump needs to be OVERTHROWN. Our dear elected officials won't do it. WE NEED TO DO IT. A MORON HIJACKED OUR DEMOCRACY.

  • It would be advisable for Donald John Trump to man up to his mistakes and give Michael Cole Michael Dean Cohen he pardoned before he even sees one day in jail it would be the smartest thing that he would have be doing out of respect for his family Michael Cohen's family definitely needs a party cuz he's given evidence proof against Donald Trump trump needs to do the right thing avoid Michael Cohen to jail Michael Cohen needs to be with his family that's my humble opinion that's my story and I'm sticking to it

  • Lindsey Graham is officially a traitor of the US! Just like his orange god. He defined what most people think politicians are!

  • He is the greatest American conman ever to con his way into our White House… Impeach and jail Trump in 2019!

  • WE AMERICA! SHOULD NEVER HAVE A PRESIDENT AS FULL ON CRIMINAL HISTORY!! WHO IN THE PRESIDENCY!! IS ACTING AS A MEMBER ON AN INTERNATIONAL BAND OF GANGSTERS! AND CRIMINALS!–BARR IS THE TRUMP PUPPET! BOUGHT BY A CRIMINAL!president? IN POWER! TO CONSUMMATE ALL THE CRIMES COMMITTED! BY HE'S Family friends an GOP politics! who has beeen buying! during he's t reasoner! or TREASON !! IN RUSSIA'S FAVORS! in POLITICS!—-Toking on socialize! the candidates millionaires!! want to follow trump ! way on no taxes for the millionaires! or all the RICH OR WETLY!!! they say on all ho fight them!!! HE'S SOCIALIST! that the best insult the get for those who stack them!!! all what the want! is top follow the ways trump is ruining AMERICA! The only people who pay taxes !!are the middle class and the workers on america! as the middle comercial empresses ! american workers!!! MILLIONAIRES AS THEY ARE THE BENEFICIARIES ON TRUMP CRIMES!

  • WE AMERICA! SHOULD NEVER HAVE A PRESIDENT AS FULL ON CRIMINAL HISTORY!! WHO IN THE PRESIDENCY!! IS ACTING AS A MEMBER ON AN INTERNATIONAL BAND OF GANGSTERS! AND CRIMINALS!–BARR IS THE TRUMP PUPPET! BOUGHT BY A CRIMINAL!president? IN POWER! TO CONSUMMATE ALL THE CRIMES COMMITTED! BY HE'S Family friends an GOP politics! who has beeen buying! during he's t reasoner! or TREASON !! IN RUSSIA'S FAVORS! in POLITICS!—-Toking on socialize! the candidates millionaires!! want to follow trump ! way on no taxes for the millionaires! or all the RICH OR WETLY!!! they say on all ho fight them!!! HE'S SOCIALIST! that the best insult the get for those who stack them!!! all what the want! is top follow the ways trump is ruining AMERICA! The only people who pay taxes !!are the middle class and the workers on america! as the middle comercial empresses ! american workers!!! MILLIONAIRES AS THEY ARE THE BENEFICIARIES ON TRUMP CRIMES!

  • Anyone that have any kind of sense, know that most of Cohen testimony, is true. He might have lied in the beginning, because Trump ask him to, but after he realized that Trump wasn't going to help him,but throw him under the bus, he began to tell all, spilling the beans.

  • Money laundering, busted, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. Sued hundreds of times for REFUSING to honor contracts and pay contractors after the work was finished.

  • Classic, school records can only be released by any one of 3 people, the person they apply to, their 'power of attorney', or a judge. What was illegal was the actual letter threatening them.

  • Lawrence mcbuttface o bun hole lying his swamp face off bending over in front of his swamp monsters watching CornholyO joe and mika

  • MSNBC, Hello America!!!
    My perspective is that,
    This is absolutely one of many different types of evidence for a direct linked method of truth towards impeachment inquiries against the "presidential -king" Trump.
    Speaker of the House,
    Nancy Pelosi continues to stonewall speaking about methods of correctness concerning impeachment inquiries.
    How clearly in your face obvious can a criminal indictment be
    when Trump signed the check
    and FedEx Shipped it to Michael Cohen??!! UNFORTUNATELY UNBELIEVABLE!!! SHAMEFUL!!!
    The fleecing of America continues within the Trump /Putin Swamp Era. WOW!!!!!!!

  • I would ask any member of the u.s. armed forces not to allow trump to pin any medals on them because he is a disgrace to the military for lying about having a bone spur to avoid going to fight for the United states of America. He doesn't deserve to touch any service member period.

  • What business of Trump's is President Obama 's school transcripts? Trump can never be measured academically with a Constitutional Law Professor. Just a fact. This is something beyond the reach of Trump, money or not.

  • IN THE BOTTOM ON HE'S CLASS! HARDLY! HE GET THERE""" OH!!! BUT IF WE ASK HIM ! ABOUT THE GANGS IN TGE WORLD! PER SURE HE KNOWS THIS! AS A BID PART ON HE'S LIFE!!!!_-HE'S A PART! AND MEMBER ON SEVERAL GANGSTERS ASSOCIATED!!! WELL KNOWN!

  • For anyone who is tired of hearing about Trump, his crimes and coverup, it seems they misunderstand the essence of all of this: the coverup had KGB type assistance. Yet for anyone with eyes we know he has many crimes to answer for.

  • isnt it ironic that Michael Cohen is in prison for commiting crimes which donald trump made him do while d..t is still acting as the POTUS? this is SICKENING!

  • Good grief, trump! Obama is definitely the best orator I have ever heard. He speaks clearly, uses advanced vocabulary, can get heckled and turn it into a joke, but mostly, he sows love and compassion and intelligence!

  • If no one is above the LAW , Justice is blind , trump like Micheal Cohen should go to jail . But we we knows he will not , because justice is NOT blind , trump is above the law .

  • Rump is as crooked and corrupt as they come! Why are his supporters still with him??? I don't care if the economy is good, we don't want the mafia running our country!!!

  • Mitch McConnell is….the Swamp Thing. The turtle is the ultimate swamp creature. Taking millions from a Russian oligarch weapons manufacturer JUST AFTER Mitch voted to lift sanctions on him because his company made weapons that slaughtered their neighbors. Weeks later Putin bragged that they now had a weapon with multiple nuclear warheads that could reach the central US… Thanks (B)Mitch!! Then he shuts down the vote to keep Russia from our elections!!!! Trump+Turtle=Treason

  • I like Mr. Cohen. Yeah N.Y. thug but the kind that steals your wallet takes the money and puts your life is credit cards etc in a mail box. So ya don't have to go through he'll. Tough guy yeah but he's got his boundaries ! Country family and knows what is right when the chips fall. Thank God he shouldn't be doing antsy time as for my thinking. We could still be believing it was Hiliaey or the kids in the concentration camps. Giid job Cohen leak it all out America I think I know I appreciate the check out of ya!! God Speed to you and yours and there will still be good days ahead keep the faith and do your time you are cleansed in my mind!! Thank you!!

  • I tell you I'm sticking to drugs cause some people just need to stay in reality they can't handle it!! So they cocaine was flowing I'm sure with him and Rudy. Smack smack and Sarah looking more and more like hey I'm looking good as I sit in my shi T !!

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