Lanny Davis, an adviser representing Michael Cohen, revealed on Sunday that no one from the White House had ever told the then-Trump attorney not to lie to Congress or federal investigators.
During an interview on Face the Nation, Davis admonished President Donald Trump for calling Cohen a “rat” after he decided to testify on behalf of the government.
“That’s the language of a mobster, not of the president,” Davis said.
According to Davis, Cohen “took ownership and personal responsibility” for lying about payments made to alleged Trump mistresses during the 2016 campaign.
“Let’s remember that Michael Cohen has corroborating evidence for everything that he has said,” Davis explained. “[Special counsel Robert Mueller] certainly does. On the issue of the purpose of the money paid to Stormy Daniels, [Donald Trump], the same man who called Michael Cohen a rat, denied on Air Force One to the American people that he knew anything about Stormy Daniels.”
“Now that [Cohen] saw Donald Trump as president, he underwent a genuine transformation because he feared for his country and his family when Donald Trump was president,” the former Cohen attorney said. “[Trump] is the top law enforcement officer of the country and who does he praise? He praises people who have lied and refused to cooperate — the opposite of what a president should do.”
Davis declined to say whether Cohen had “evidence” proving the Trump campaign conspired with Russia because he did not want to influence an ongoing investigation.
Cohen’s former attorney, however, did note that Trump was aware when Cohen “was about to lie” in testimony to Congress and did nothing to stop him.
“Not one person from the White House — I can tell you this — ever said, ‘Don’t lie,'” Davis explained. “He did need to be told that because he ended up lying and he’s regretted it and he’s going to jail for it.”
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"What about abortion?" Bennett exclaims.
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Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.
The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.
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Kellyanne Conway: It’s unconstitutional for Democrats to ’embarrass this president’ with impeachment
White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday insisted that Democrats do not have a "constitutional basis" to embarrass President Donald Trump by conducting an impeachment inquiry.
Conway made the remarks while speaking to FOX News Sunday guest host Bill Hemmer.
"Complete nonsense," she said when asked about the impeachment proceedings. "They need to get a messaging meeting and they need to read the constitution of the Democratic Party."
"Americans, the Congress, they work for you," Conway continued, talking over the FOX host. "And they're wasting your money and your time trying to impeach a president where there are no high crimes and misdemeanors."