Trump on Twitter* earlier today:
“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get…..
….his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.
“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!”
Bob Mueller (who is a much different man than people think) and his out of control band of Angry Democrats, don’t want the truth, they only want lies. The truth is very bad for their mission!
Of course, Cohen once said he’d “take a bullet” for Trump, and Trump was singing a different tune about Cohen in April 2018:
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use….
….non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if….
….it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!
Maybe Trump’s luck will run out with Stone too, if Stone decides his super-villain shtick won’t fly in prison. But here’s my question: isn’t it at least legally…murky for an official with the power to commute sentences and pardon people to so openly telegraph his instructions in a case that directly affects himself? Or is this yet another of those scenarios in which we used to rely on common decency and/or political consequences to regulate behavior until — oops! — they no longer do?
*Continuing my practice of not embedding Trump’s tweets so you won’t have to look at his hideous mug on this page. You’re welcome.