In a wide-ranging interview with The Lincoln Project, former lawyer to Donald Trump, Michael Cohen responded to the recent news that Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg could be indicted as early as this summer.
Among the many things Cohen revealed, he cited an occasion in which some legal things seemed to be getting complicated and it was possible that Donald Trump Jr. or Ivanka Trump could be held accountable for it. It was something that Cohen said he included in his 2020 book Disloyal, but appeared to go largely unnoticed. Cohen recalled Trump saying that if it comes down to Don Jr. or Ivanka going to prison that it should be Don Jr. because "he can handle it." Cohen explained that he would shoot for keeping both children out of prison.
The comment came as Lincoln Project hosts Tara Setmayer and Rick Wilson were talking about a past appearance Cohen had on MSNBC in which he predicted that Trump would flip on Weisselberg as well as his children and even his wife if necessary.
Cohen went on to talk about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the hosts asked him what he thought Trump was thinking or feeling as he watched the U.S. Capitol falling under siege by his supporters. Cohen predicted that Trump was elated and that for him, the attack was probably "better than sex."
He went on to describe the Trump cult as being akin to the Jim Jones cult that ended with the mass suicide of over 900 people. He confessed that without enduring what he had, he would still be embedded in the cult today.
At one point, Wilson asked if Trump knows that he's despised in New York, which Cohen said he likely does. It's one of the reasons that he thinks Trump moved to Florida along with Don. Jr. and Ivanka.
"The only one that I think is still left here is Eric, you know, nobody even knows where Melania and Barron are. I mean, for all you know, they're on Jeff Bezos' space shuttle now," he joked. "So, nobody even knows. And truth be told, nobody even cares. But he knows that he's despised and that's one of the reasons he walks around Mar-a-Lago, right? Which is sort of an insane asylum for incredibly wealthy sycophants who want to sit there and pet the fat ass of Donald Trump."
Among the other things Cohen explained, he noted that Vladimir Putin is someone that Trump sees as having and being all of the things that he wants to have and be. The difference is that Trump secretly knows that he'll never be able to be as powerful or as wealthy as Putin.
Trump "is just a wannabe," Cohen said. "He thinks he's a tough guy out there, walking the walk and talking the talk, but he waddles and he mumbles."
When asked about the alleged "pee tape," a conspiracy that the ex-president was in a Russian hotel room with prostitutes, Cohen said that he's convinced the tape doesn't exist because he would have been able to find it.
He then blasted Rudy Giuliani, predicting that Giuliani will soon learn that Trump isn't ever going to be there for him and even took down former White House counsel Don McGahn too.
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On Fox News Tuesday, a Tucker Carlson segment went off the rails when he suggested that the Jan. 6th Capitol riot could have been, at least in part, orchestrated by planted FBI agents.
"Strangely, some of the key people who participated on the riot on January 6th have not been charged," said Carlson. "Look at the documents. The government calls them unindicted co-conspirators. What does it mean? Well, it means that potentially in every single case, they were FBI operatives."
"For example, one of those unindicted co-conspirators is someone government documents only identify as Person 2," said Carlson. "According to those documents, Person 2 stayed in the same hotel as a man named Thomas Caldwell, an insurrectionist, a man alleged to be a member of the group, the Oath Keepers. Person 2 also allegedly stormed the barriers at the Capitol, the same as Thomas Caldwell." Carlson then suggested that Person 2 was an "organizer" of the riot, and the fact they weren't charged as well indicates he was "working for the FBI" — offering no evidence whatsoever for his claim.
Similar "false flag" claims have been made by far-right InfoWars host Alex Jones. While Jones has been sued for lying about mass shootings being false flags, Fox News' lawyers said in court that no reasonable viewer would believe the statements Carlson makes.
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Former Trump administration Secretary of State and potential 2024 presidential hopeful Mike Pompeo launched a new political action committee Tuesday aimed at helping Republicans flip a total of five precious congressional seats and hold onto occupied seats to emerge victorious from the 2022 midterms. But on Twitter, instead of the PAC drawing praise or recognition, it garnered endless ridicule due to the group's slogan calling on conservatives to become "pipehitters."
The organization coined "Champion American Values PAC" (CAVPAC) will seek to help "protect American values and to help Republicans take back majorities in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as well as governorships and control of state legislatures all across America," according to its founder.
The former Trump official turned 2024 GOP presidential hopeful has launched the political action committee in light of a potential run for the White House - all while currently racing across the country speaking and courting voters in key election swing states, including Iowa.
"Today at home, our foundational ideas are under attack more than ever before, and I intend to stay in the fight," Pompeo continued in his statement. "We named the organization CAVPAC as a nod to my time in the U.S. Army Cavalry – the CAV in the PAC. My cavalry service taught me that America needs warriors who lead and are willing to ride first into the fight without fear. CAV also stands for Champion American Values – the values that we know have made our country exceptional."
The former Trump official then took to Twitter to call on fellow "pipehitter[s]" to join him on his mission. Notably, Pompeo, in an attached tweet from his newly formed group, defined the term "pipehitter" as: "Someone who is unapologetically American, someone who fights for our future, someone who never gives an inch, someone who is dedicated to stand against the radical Left's agenda."
But that's not the definition most Twitter users were thinking of....to wit:
On Tuesday afternoon, Pompeo told right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt one of the key tenets of his new group's mission will be to prevent transgender athletes from participating in competitive sports. "We've got to make sure that our young people who, our young women don't have to compete against young men in sports," he stated. "We can't have our voices canceled."
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