Last Wednesday, the Left and their water carrier, the national media, were giddy with anticipation. Former Trump attorney and convicted liar, Michael Cohen was getting hauled before Congress, again, where it was anticipated he would detonate some “bombshells” that would once and for all imprison that pesky President Donald Trump, the man who denied Hillary her thrown. An orange jumpsuit was surely not far away for Trump.
Perhaps if Democrats get their wish, Trump and Cohen will serve sentences in the same jail cell, as we already know Mr. Cohen will be serving three years for lying to Congress. As I pointed out in a prior commentary, it is a Federal offense to lie to Congress, but it’s just “politics-as-usual” for politicians to lie to us. Somehow, we got our cart before our horse on that procedure, but that’s a commentary for another day.
This hearing was such a big deal to the media that they showed the procedure on live television, usually with a split screen of President Trump, who was in Vietnam at the time merely trying to negotiate nuclear disarmament with North Korea. Now this is where I have to come clean with you. Even me, a political junkie, finds talks with North Korea about as exciting as watching paint dry. Somehow, I feel deep down inside we should be more interested, but it just seems there’s so much unnecessary pomp and circumstance. Why don’t we just let Dennis Rodman go over and handle it? He can tell us how it went afterwards. (By the way, there is no truth to the rumor that the first time Kim Jong Un met Rodman he thought it was former president Barack Obama.)
Former civil rights leader, and Congressional dinosaur, Elijah Cummings, oversaw the proceedings, often bloviating about both his importance, as he usually does, and of the hearings themselves. During one scuffle, the thirteen-term Congressman from the tiny state of Maryland reminded everyone that “he is the chair!” This was not the first time he’s bellowed in a televised proceeding of his exalted position, forgetting entirely he works for us, not the other way around.
Anyway, Cummings allowed Cohen, reading from a script and singing like a canary, to ramble on ad nauseum of his shame of having the bad judgement of representing an evil cretin like Donald Trump as his personal attorney. But now he has seen the light and would like to clear up his name and do the right thing for his family. I wondered if he started going to church too.
To hear Cohen talk, Donald Trump may very well be the anti-Christ. Later in the proceedings, it was pointed out by Ohio representative Jim Jordan that Cohen was on Mr. Trump’s payroll for ten years. He speculated that Cohen’s new-found repentance may have come about due to Cohen not getting a seat at the adult table within the White House. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that Mr. Cohen denied this vehemently. What he did not deny though is there are book and movie deals in the works.
Is there any doubt this entire proceeding was nothing more than another Swamp carnival show, that will go on throughout the rest of the Trump administration? Consider that the disgraced Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who should be in prison herself, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib all sat in judgement in the proceedings. As per usual, Tlaib shot off her mouth, this time without four letter words, to label Representative Mark Meadows a racist because he brought out a black witness to claim Trump isn’t a racist. You see, in the Swamp, no self-respecting Liberal body, or Muslim in this case, can go without labeling someone racist, a worn-out tactic that’s supposed to strike fear in the hearts of anyone within those cross hairs.
When I began my research for this commentary, I went to the internet to see what was being said. If you ever doubted me about a biased media, which a couple of readers of this paper have recently pointed out the error of my ways, this is a good place to start. Here is a sample of the primary links:
Why the Cohen hearing was so jaw-dropping - NBC News
6 takeaways from the Michael Cohen hearing - CNN (The first takeaway was of his “remarkable accusation! I’d like to point out again, he is going to jail for lying!)
Republicans Tried to Sabotage the Michael Cohen Testimony – Rolling Stone
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won the Cohen Hearing ...NY Times
And finally, what I also learned in my research: Lawmakers are prohibited by strict rules about disparaging their colleagues. I’ll leave that one right there.