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TONIGHT WITHOUT THAT ONE MUTUAL FRIEND WHO MICHAEL COHEN AND I FRIEND WHO MICHAEL COHEN AND I HAVE, AND HE WILL JOIN US IN A HAVE, AND HE WILL JOIN US IN A MOMENT. MOMENT. THE DEMOCRATS NOW HAVE THE THE DEMOCRATS NOW HAVE THE SMOKING GUN. SMOKING GUN. TODAY MICHAEL COHEN WROTE THE TODAY MICHAEL COHEN WROTE THE FIRST ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT FIRST ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS TESTIMONY IN THE HOUSE OF TESTIMONY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE PLACE WHERE REPRESENTATIVES, THE PLACE WHERE IMPEACHMENT OF A PRESIDENT IMPEACHMENT OF A PRESIDENT BEGINS. BEGINS. DEMOCRATS BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN DEMOCRATS BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN GAVE THEM THE SMOKING GUN TODAY. GAVE THEM THE SMOKING GUN TODAY. THAT’S WHAT DEMOCRATIC THAT’S WHAT DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA CALLED CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA CALLED THIS CONTRIBUTE THAT MICHAEL THIS CONTRIBUTE THAT MICHAEL COHEN INTRODUCED IN THE ALL-DAY COHEN INTRODUCED IN THE ALL-DAY HEARING. HEARING. THIS CHECK MADE TO MICHAEL COHEN THIS CHECK MADE TO MICHAEL COHEN CARRIES THE NOW RECOGNIZABLE CARRIES THE NOW RECOGNIZABLE SIGNATURE OF DONALD TRUMP AND SIGNATURE OF DONALD TRUMP AND WAS SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT SIX WAS SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT SIX MONTHS INTO HIS PRESIDENCY. MONTHS INTO HIS PRESIDENCY. IT MARKS THE FIRST TIME IN IT MARKS THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WE HAVE AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WE HAVE SEEN A CHECK SIGNED BY A SEEN A CHECK SIGNED BY A PRESIDENT FOR AN ILLEGAL PRESIDENT FOR AN ILLEGAL PURPOSE. PURPOSE.>>AS EXHIBIT 5A TO MY TESTIMONY>>AS EXHIBIT 5A TO MY TESTIMONY SHOWS, I AM PROVIDING A COPY OF SHOWS, I AM PROVIDING A COPY OF A $35,000 CHECK THAT PRESIDENT A $35,000 CHECK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PERSONALLY SIGNED FROM HIS TRUMP PERSONALLY SIGNED FROM HIS PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT ON AUGUST PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT ON AUGUST 1st OF 2017. 1st OF 2017. WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. PURSUANT TO THE COVER-UP, WHICH PURSUANT TO THE COVER-UP, WHICH WAS THE BASIS OF MY GUILTY PLEA, WAS THE BASIS OF MY GUILTY PLEA, TO REIMBURSE ME. TO REIMBURSE ME.>>THE CRIME AS DESCRIBED BY>>THE CRIME AS DESCRIBED BY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AND IN FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AND IN MICHAEL COHEN’S GUILTY PLEA MICHAEL COHEN’S GUILTY PLEA TESTIMONY TOOK PLACE WEEKS TESTIMONY TOOK PLACE WEEKS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WHEN MICHAEL COHEN USED HIS OWN WHEN MICHAEL COHEN USED HIS OWN FUNDS TO ARRANGE A PAYMENT OF FUNDS TO ARRANGE A PAYMENT OF $130,000 TO STORMY DANIELS TO $130,000 TO STORMY DANIELS TO BUY HER SILENCE. BUY HER SILENCE. WHAT AMERICA LEARNED FROM WHAT AMERICA LEARNED FROM MICHAEL COHEN TODAY IS THAT THAT MICHAEL COHEN TODAY IS THAT THAT CRIMINAL SCHEME EXTENDED FORWARD CRIMINAL SCHEME EXTENDED FORWARD IN TIME INTO THE PRESIDENCY OF IN TIME INTO THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRANGED BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRANGED A REIMBURSEMENT SCHEDULE FOR A REIMBURSEMENT SCHEDULE FOR MICHAEL COHEN THAT INCLUDED 11 MICHAEL COHEN THAT INCLUDED 11 CHECKS DELIVERED TO HIM DURING CHECKS DELIVERED TO HIM DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE TRUMP THE FIRST YEAR OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. SOME OF THOSE CHECKS WERE SIGNED SOME OF THOSE CHECKS WERE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. SOME OF THEM WERE SIGNED BY SOME OF THEM WERE SIGNED BY DONALD TRUMP JR. AND BY ALLEN DONALD TRUMP JR. AND BY ALLEN WEISSLEBERG, THE CHIEF FINANCIAL WEISSLEBERG, THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE TRUMP BUSINESSES. OFFICER OF THE TRUMP BUSINESSES. THE SMOKING GUN CHECK, THE ONE THE SMOKING GUN CHECK, THE ONE WITH DONALD TRUMP’S BOLD WITH DONALD TRUMP’S BOLD SIGNATURE, WILL NOW TAKE ITS SIGNATURE, WILL NOW TAKE ITS PLACE IN POPULAR CULTURE. PLACE IN POPULAR CULTURE. YOU WILL BE SEEING IT IN TWEETS YOU WILL BE SEEING IT IN TWEETS FOREVER. FOREVER. YOU WILL BE SEEING IT ON YOU WILL BE SEEING IT ON T-SHIRTS. T-SHIRTS. IT WILL BE IMPRINTED ON TOILET IT WILL BE IMPRINTED ON TOILET PAPER, ON COFFEE MUGS AND IT PAPER, ON COFFEE MUGS AND IT WILL TAKE ITS PLACE IN HISTORY WILL TAKE ITS PLACE IN HISTORY AS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHECK AS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHECK DONALD TRUMP HAS EVER WRITTEN DONALD TRUMP HAS EVER WRITTEN BECAUSE IT IS THE CHECK THAT BECAUSE IT IS THE CHECK THAT COULD END HIS PRESIDENCY. COULD END HIS PRESIDENCY. AND SO THE TRUMP LOYALISTS IN AND SO THE TRUMP LOYALISTS IN THAT HEARING TODAY HAT ONE JOBD THAT HEARING TODAY HAT ONE JOBD TO DO, AND THAT WAS ATTACK THAT TO DO, AND THAT WAS ATTACK THAT CHECK, ATTACK MICHAEL COHEN’S CHECK, ATTACK MICHAEL COHEN’S EXPLANATION OF THE CRIME THAT EXPLANATION OF THE CRIME THAT CHECK IS PART OF AND NOT ONE CHECK IS PART OF AND NOT ONE REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE DARED TO DO THAT. COMMITTEE DARED TO DO THAT. NOT ONE OF THEM WENT AFTER THAT NOT ONE OF THEM WENT AFTER THAT CHECK. CHECK. NOT ONE REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE NOT ONE REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TRIED TO DEFUSE THAT COMMITTEE TRIED TO DEFUSE THAT BOMB FOR DONALD TRUMP. BOMB FOR DONALD TRUMP. THEY LEFT THE SMOKING GUN THEY LEFT THE SMOKING GUN UNTOUCHED IN THURSDAY UNTOUCHED IN THURSDAY CROSS-EXAMINATION OF MICHAEL CROSS-EXAMINATION OF MICHAEL COHEN. COHEN. INSTEAD OF ATTACKING THAT INSTEAD OF ATTACKING THAT EVIDENCE, INSTEAD OF ATTACKING EVIDENCE, INSTEAD OF ATTACKING THAT CHECK, THEY ATTACKED THAT CHECK, THEY ATTACKED MICHAEL COHEN AND THEY USED THE MICHAEL COHEN AND THEY USED THE WORDS OF THE ATTORNEY IN THE WORDS OF THE ATTORNEY IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK AGAINST MICHAEL COHEN. AGAINST MICHAEL COHEN. THAT’S THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR THAT’S THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR WHO GOT MICHAEL COHEN’S GUILTY WHO GOT MICHAEL COHEN’S GUILTY PLEA. PLEA. TODAY IT WAS IF THE FEDERAL TODAY IT WAS IF THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK WERE DISTRICT OF NEW YORK WERE SITTING RIGHT THERE IN THE SITTING RIGHT THERE IN THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE ROOM TO REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE ROOM TO THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WHO PUT FULL FAITH AND COMMITTEE WHO PUT FULL FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN EVERY WORD THAT CONFIDENCE IN EVERY WORD THAT THEY QUOTED FROM THOSE FEDERAL THEY QUOTED FROM THOSE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.>>TAKE WHAT THE SOUTHERN>>TAKE WHAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SAID, COHEN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SAID, COHEN DID CRIMES THAT WERE MARKED BY A DID CRIMES THAT WERE MARKED BY A PATTERN OF DECEPTION AND THAT PATTERN OF DECEPTION AND THAT PERMEATED HIS PROFESSIONAL LIFE. PERMEATED HIS PROFESSIONAL LIFE.>>ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHERN>>ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, YOU FAILED DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, YOU FAILED TO DISCLOSE MORE THAN $20 TO DISCLOSE MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN LIABILITIES. MILLION IN LIABILITIES.>>SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK>>SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IN THEIR STATEMENT, THEIR IN THEIR STATEMENT, THEIR SENTENCING MEMO SAYS THIS. SENTENCING MEMO SAYS THIS. COHEN’S CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN COHEN’S CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION LAWS WERE THE FEDERAL ELECTION LAWS WERE ALSO STIRRED, LIKE OTHERS, ALSO STIRRED, LIKE OTHERS, CRIMES BY HIS OWN AMBITION AND CRIMES BY HIS OWN AMBITION AND GREED. GREED. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SUBMIT THE SENTENCING MOMENT SUBMIT THE SENTENCING MOMENT FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK FOR THE WORD. NEW YORK FOR THE WORD.>>I ASK YOUR UNANIMOUS CONSENT>>I ASK YOUR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO READ YOU PORTIONS OF THE TO READ YOU PORTIONS OF THE SENTENCING MEMO THAT THE SENTENCING MEMO THAT THE REPUBLICANS DID NOT READ TODAY. REPUBLICANS DID NOT READ TODAY. DURING THE CAMPAIGN, COHEN DURING THE CAMPAIGN, COHEN PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN TWO PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN TWO SIMILAR SCHEMES TO PURCHASE THE SIMILAR SCHEMES TO PURCHASE THE RIGHTS TO STORIES, EACH FROM RIGHTS TO STORIES, EACH FROM WOMEN WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE HAD AN WOMEN WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH INDIVIDUAL ONE, SO AFFAIR WITH INDIVIDUAL ONE, SO AS TO SUPPRESS THE STORIES AND AS TO SUPPRESS THE STORIES AND THEREBY PREVENT THEM FROM THEREBY PREVENT THEM FROM INFLUENCING THE ELECTION. INFLUENCING THE ELECTION. AND WHO WAS INDIVIDUAL ONE? AND WHO WAS INDIVIDUAL ONE? AND WHO ARE YOU REFERRING TO AND WHO ARE YOU REFERRING TO HERE WHEN WE REFER TO INDIVIDUAL HERE WHEN WE REFER TO INDIVIDUAL ONE? ONE?>>DONALD J. TRUMP.>>DONALD J. TRUMP.>>THAT PART OF THE SENTENCING>>THAT PART OF THE SENTENCING MEMO THAT THE REPUBLICANS DID MEMO THAT THE REPUBLICANS DID NOT READ CONTINUES. NOT READ CONTINUES. WITH RESPECT TO BOTH PAYMENTS, WITH RESPECT TO BOTH PAYMENTS, COHEN ACTED WITH THE INTENT TO COHEN ACTED WITH THE INTENT TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. ELECTION. COHEN COORDINATED HIS ACTIONS COHEN COORDINATED HIS ACTIONS WITH ONE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE WITH ONE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING THROUGH CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING THROUGH MEETINGS AND PHONE CALLS ABOUT MEETINGS AND PHONE CALLS ABOUT THE FACT, NATURE AND TIMING OF THE FACT, NATURE AND TIMING OF THE PAYMENTS, IN PARTICULAR AND THE PAYMENTS, IN PARTICULAR AND AS COHEN HIMSELF AS NOW ADMITTED AS COHEN HIMSELF AS NOW ADMITTED WITH RESPECT TO BOTH PAYMENTS, WITH RESPECT TO BOTH PAYMENTS, HE ACTED IN COORDINATION WITH HE ACTED IN COORDINATION WITH AND AT THE DIRECTION OF AND AT THE DIRECTION OF INDIVIDUAL ONE. INDIVIDUAL ONE. AND SO THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AND SO THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK WHO THE REPUBLICANS IN NEW YORK WHO THE REPUBLICANS REPEATEDLY QUOTED TODAY AS IF REPEATEDLY QUOTED TODAY AS IF THEY WERE QUOTING THE BIBLE ARE THEY WERE QUOTING THE BIBLE ARE THE VERY SAME PROSECUTORS WHO IN THE VERY SAME PROSECUTORS WHO IN THE VERY SAME MEMO SAY THAT THE THE VERY SAME MEMO SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES COMMITTED CRIMES WITH MICHAEL COMMITTED CRIMES WITH MICHAEL COHEN AND THAT THOSE CRIMES WERE COHEN AND THAT THOSE CRIMES WERE COMMITTED AT THE DIRECTION OF COMMITTED AT THE DIRECTION OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP WAS THE BOSS OF THE DONALD TRUMP WAS THE BOSS OF THE CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE DESCRIBED BY CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE DESCRIBED BY THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS WHO THE THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS WHO THE REPUBLICANS QUOTED TODAY, BUT REPUBLICANS QUOTED TODAY, BUT WERE VERY CAREFUL TO NEVER QUOTE WERE VERY CAREFUL TO NEVER QUOTE THE PART WHERE THOSE SAME THE PART WHERE THOSE SAME PROSECUTORS ACCUSED THE PROSECUTORS ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF HAVING COMMITTED CRIMES. OF HAVING COMMITTED CRIMES. THE REPUBLICANS ON THE COMMITTEE THE REPUBLICANS ON THE COMMITTEE TOLD AMERICA, YOU CANNOT BELIEVE TOLD AMERICA, YOU CANNOT BELIEVE MICHAEL COHEN NOW BECAUSE HE IS MICHAEL COHEN NOW BECAUSE HE IS A CONVICTED CRIMINAL AND ONE OF A CONVICTED CRIMINAL AND ONE OF HIS CRIMES WAS LYING TO HIS CRIMES WAS LYING TO CONGRESS. CONGRESS.>>A GUY WHO IS GOING TO PRISON>>A GUY WHO IS GOING TO PRISON IN TWO MONTHS FOR LYING TO IN TWO MONTHS FOR LYING TO CONGRESS. CONGRESS.>>LYING TO CONGRESS.>>LYING TO CONGRESS.>>LYING –>>LYING –>>CONVICTED CRIMINAL WHO I SAW>>CONVICTED CRIMINAL WHO I SAW TESTIFY TO CONGRESS, AND HE WAS TESTIFY TO CONGRESS, AND HE WAS GUILTY OF CRIMES MUCH WORSE THAN GUILTY OF CRIMES MUCH WORSE THAN LYING. LYING. HE WAS A MURDERER. HE WAS A MURDERER. HE WAS A MADE MAN IN THE MAFIA. HE WAS A MADE MAN IN THE MAFIA. I WAS A LITTLE BOY IN 1963 I WAS A LITTLE BOY IN 1963 WATCHING JOE VELACCI TESTIFY TO WATCHING JOE VELACCI TESTIFY TO CONGRESS ABOUT ITALIAN ORGANIZED CONGRESS ABOUT ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA ON BLACK AND CRIME IN AMERICA ON BLACK AND WHITE TV. WHITE TV. THOUGH WE KNEW HE WAS A THOUGH WE KNEW HE WAS A MURDERER, WE ALSO FOUND HIM VERY MURDERER, WE ALSO FOUND HIM VERY BELIEVABLE. BELIEVABLE. I DON’T MEAN JUST THE KIDS. I DON’T MEAN JUST THE KIDS. THE SENATORS THOUGHT HIS THE SENATORS THOUGHT HIS TESTIMONY WAS BELIEVABLE AND TESTIMONY WAS BELIEVABLE AND WORTH HEARING. WORTH HEARING. IN TESTIMONY THAT I REMEMBER TO IN TESTIMONY THAT I REMEMBER TO THIS DAY, JOE VELACCI DESCRIBED THIS DAY, JOE VELACCI DESCRIBED TO THE SENATE AND AMERICA TO THE SENATE AND AMERICA WATCHING ON TV THE INITIATION WATCHING ON TV THE INITIATION RITUAL FOR THE CRIMINAL RITUAL FOR THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION WE LEARNED THAT DAY ORGANIZATION WE LEARNED THAT DAY WAS CALLED THE COSA NOSTRA. WAS CALLED THE COSA NOSTRA. THE CEREMONY WAS IN ITALIAN AND THE CEREMONY WAS IN ITALIAN AND THE NEW MEMBER HAD TO TAKE A THE NEW MEMBER HAD TO TAKE A PIECE OF PAPER AND BURN IT IN PIECE OF PAPER AND BURN IT IN HIS HANDS. HIS HANDS. I’LL NEVER FORGET THE WAY HE I’LL NEVER FORGET THE WAY HE SAID THE WORD “BURNED”. SAID THE WORD “BURNED”. IN HIS NEW YORK ACCENT. IN HIS NEW YORK ACCENT.>>DEMONSTRATE JUST WHAT YOU>>DEMONSTRATE JUST WHAT YOU DID. DID. WHAT? WHAT?>>THIS PIECE OF PAPER IS>>THIS PIECE OF PAPER IS BURNED. BURNED.>>YEAH?>>YEAH?>>AND THEN YOU LIGHT IT AND IN>>AND THEN YOU LIGHT IT AND IN YOUR HAND YOU SAY — THEN THEY YOUR HAND YOU SAY — THEN THEY GIVE YOU WORDS IN ITALIAN, BUT I GIVE YOU WORDS IN ITALIAN, BUT I KNOW WHAT IT MEANT. KNOW WHAT IT MEANT.>>IN OTHER WORDS, WHILE YOU>>IN OTHER WORDS, WHILE YOU WERE REPEATING THE WORDS, YOU WERE REPEATING THE WORDS, YOU WERE BURNING THE PAPER. WERE BURNING THE PAPER.>>THIS IS THE WAY I BURN IF I>>THIS IS THE WAY I BURN IF I EXPOSE THIS ORGANIZATION. EXPOSE THIS ORGANIZATION. AND THEN HE PREDICTS YOUR AND THEN HE PREDICTS YOUR FINGER. FINGER.>>WHO?>>WHO?>>THE GODFATHER.>>THE GODFATHER.>>HE PRICKS YOUR FINGER?>>HE PRICKS YOUR FINGER?>>WITH A NEEDLE.>>WITH A NEEDLE. IN OTHER WORDS, THE BLOOD IN OTHER WORDS, THE BLOOD RELATION SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE RELATION SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE BROTHERS. BROTHERS.>>AND THE SENATE AND AMERICA>>AND THE SENATE AND AMERICA BELIEVED EVERY WORD. BELIEVED EVERY WORD. SIX YEARS LATER, MARIO PUZO SIX YEARS LATER, MARIO PUZO PUBLISHED HIS MAFIA NOVEL “THE PUBLISHED HIS MAFIA NOVEL “THE GODFATHER” AND THREE YEARS AFTER GODFATHER” AND THREE YEARS AFTER THAT THERE WERE LONG LINES TO THAT THERE WERE LONG LINES TO SEE MARLON BRANDO PLAYING “THE SEE MARLON BRANDO PLAYING “THE GODFATHER.” GODFATHER.” AMERICA HAS KNOWN SINCE THEN AND AMERICA HAS KNOWN SINCE THEN AND PROBABLY BEFORE THAT THE MOST PROBABLY BEFORE THAT THE MOST HARDENED CRIMINALS IN THE WORLD HARDENED CRIMINALS IN THE WORLD LIE, CHEAT, STEAL AND MURDER, LIE, CHEAT, STEAL AND MURDER, BUT SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES SOME OF BUT SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES SOME OF THEM TELL THE TRUTH. THEM TELL THE TRUTH. AND WHEN CRIMINALS LIKE JOE AND WHEN CRIMINALS LIKE JOE VELACCI TELL THE TRUTH, THEIR VELACCI TELL THE TRUTH, THEIR CRIMINAL FRIENDS TURN ON THEM CRIMINAL FRIENDS TURN ON THEM AND CALL THEM A RAT. AND CALL THEM A RAT. WHICH IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP NOW WHICH IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP NOW CALLS HIS FORMER FRIEND MICHAEL CALLS HIS FORMER FRIEND MICHAEL COHEN. COHEN.>>>LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION>>>LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION NOW, FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR NOW, FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND MSNBC LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR. AND MSNBC LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR. TIM O’BRIEN, EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF TIM O’BRIEN, EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF BLOOMBERG OPINION. BLOOMBERG OPINION. HE HAS REPORTED ON DONALD TRUMP HE HAS REPORTED ON DONALD TRUMP FOR DECADES AND OF COURSE WAS FOR DECADES AND OF COURSE WAS SUED BY DONALD TRUMP AND WON. SUED BY DONALD TRUMP AND WON. AND WE ARE JOINED BY MSNBC AND WE ARE JOINED BY MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR AND FRIEND OF CONTRIBUTOR AND FRIEND OF MICHAEL COHEN, DONNY DEUTSCH, MICHAEL COHEN, DONNY DEUTSCH, THE MAN WHO TOLD ME MANY, MANY THE MAN WHO TOLD ME MANY, MANY MONTHS AGO THAT THIS DAY WAS MONTHS AGO THAT THIS DAY WAS COMING, AND, DONNY, WHEN YOU COMING, AND, DONNY, WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT IN THAT SHORT BUT TOLD ME THAT IN THAT SHORT BUT POWERFUL CONVERSATION IN THAT POWERFUL CONVERSATION IN THAT HALLWAY, I THOUGHT WHEN THE DAY HALLWAY, I THOUGHT WHEN THE DAY COMES, I NEED DONNY ON THE SHOW COMES, I NEED DONNY ON THE SHOW AS THE FIRST GUEST. AS THE FIRST GUEST. TELL US WHAT YOU SAW IN THAT TELL US WHAT YOU SAW IN THAT HEARING ROOM TODAY WITH YOUR HEARING ROOM TODAY WITH YOUR FRIEND MICHAEL COHEN. FRIEND MICHAEL COHEN.>>WELL, THE DAY HASN’T COME YET>>WELL, THE DAY HASN’T COME YET BECAUSE THIS IS A — THIS IS — BECAUSE THIS IS A — THIS IS –>>THERE’S MORE?>>THERE’S MORE?>>THIS IS AN OPEN ACT.>>THIS IS AN OPEN ACT. THE DAY THAT YOU’LL HAVE ME BACK THE DAY THAT YOU’LL HAVE ME BACK ON IS WHEN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ON IS WHEN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT RICOs THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. RICOs THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. WHICH IS INTRODUCED WHEN PEOPLE WHICH IS INTRODUCED WHEN PEOPLE SIT ATOP A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION SIT ATOP A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION WHERE BASICALLY THEY WILL GO WHERE BASICALLY THEY WILL GO EVERY EVERYTHING THIS CRIMINAL EVERY EVERYTHING THIS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION HAS DONE FROM THE ORGANIZATION HAS DONE FROM THE CHARITIES TO THE TRUMP — TO THE CHARITIES TO THE TRUMP — TO THE MONEY LAUNDERING TO BANK FRAUD MONEY LAUNDERING TO BANK FRAUD TO WIRE FRAUD TO INSURANCE TO WIRE FRAUD TO INSURANCE FRAUD. FRAUD. THEY’LL TAKE THE EMPIRE APART. THEY’LL TAKE THE EMPIRE APART. THEY’LL TAKE BUILDINGS AWAY. THEY’LL TAKE BUILDINGS AWAY. THAT’S WHEN I’LL COME BACK ON THAT’S WHEN I’LL COME BACK ON THE SHOW BECAUSE THAT WILL BE THE SHOW BECAUSE THAT WILL BE THE CLOSING ACT. THE CLOSING ACT. THIS AND MUELLER WILL BE THE THIS AND MUELLER WILL BE THE OPENING ACT. OPENING ACT. I STILL THINK THAT RUSSIA IS I STILL THINK THAT RUSSIA IS GOING TO BE A SIDEBAR INTO THIS. GOING TO BE A SIDEBAR INTO THIS. A PEEK INSIDE THIS CRIMINAL A PEEK INSIDE THIS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. ENTERPRISE. YOU SAW THE LITTLE PIECES COMING YOU SAW THE LITTLE PIECES COMING INTO PLAY. INTO PLAY. YOU SAW THE WORD INSURANCE COME YOU SAW THE WORD INSURANCE COME UP FOR THE FIRST TIME. UP FOR THE FIRST TIME. YOU SAW HIM MENTIONING THE YOU SAW HIM MENTIONING THE CHILDREN IN DIFFERENT WAYS. CHILDREN IN DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU SAW OBVIOUSLY THE CAMPAIGN YOU SAW OBVIOUSLY THE CAMPAIGN VIOLATION, BUT THAT’S NOT WHERE VIOLATION, BUT THAT’S NOT WHERE THIS ENDS. THIS ENDS. THIS ENDS WHERE IF YOU LIVE IN THIS ENDS WHERE IF YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY, I RAN A BIG NEW YORK CITY, I RAN A BIG ADVERTISING AGENCY FOR YEARS. ADVERTISING AGENCY FOR YEARS. THERE WERE BANKERS AND LAWYERS THERE WERE BANKERS AND LAWYERS AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS. AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS. WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ORGANIZATION, IT IS THE SLIMIEST ORGANIZATION, IT IS THE SLIMIEST OF THE SLIME. OF THE SLIME. IT IS JUST THE WAY THEY DO IT IS JUST THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS. BUSINESS. IT IS DISHONEST. IT IS DISHONEST. IT IS UNETHICAL. IT IS UNETHICAL. IT IS CRIMINAL. IT IS CRIMINAL. AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL TAKE IT APART. TAKE IT APART. SO WHAT MICHAEL COHEN DID TODAY SO WHAT MICHAEL COHEN DID TODAY THAT I KNEW WAS COMING, I KNEW A THAT I KNEW WAS COMING, I KNEW A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT MICHAEL LOT OF THE THINGS THAT MICHAEL KNEW BUT I ALSO KNOW A LOT OF KNEW BUT I ALSO KNOW A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT HOW THE TRUMPS DO THINGS ABOUT HOW THE TRUMPS DO BUSINESS, THIS IS THE OPENING BUSINESS, THIS IS THE OPENING ACT. ACT.>>MIMI ROKA, YOUR OLD SHOP, THE>>MIMI ROKA, YOUR OLD SHOP, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, KEPT COMING UP IN EVERY KEPT COMING UP IN EVERY CONVERSATION, BUT THEY LEFT OUT CONVERSATION, BUT THEY LEFT OUT THE PART WHERE THE SAME THE PART WHERE THE SAME PROSECUTORS SAID DONALD TRUMP PROSECUTORS SAID DONALD TRUMP DIRECTED THESE CRIMES. DIRECTED THESE CRIMES.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WAS PAINT WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WAS PAINT COHEN AS A LIAR, WHICH REALLY COHEN AS A LIAR, WHICH REALLY ISN’T SURPRISING SINCE THE FIRST ISN’T SURPRISING SINCE THE FIRST THING COHEN DID WAS ADMITTED THING COHEN DID WAS ADMITTED HE’S A LIAR. HE’S A LIAR. HE’S LIED ON BEHALF OF TRUMP. HE’S LIED ON BEHALF OF TRUMP. AND THAT’S THE PART THAT THEY AND THAT’S THE PART THAT THEY WANTED TO JUST, YOU KNOW, WANTED TO JUST, YOU KNOW, IGNORE, RIGHT? IGNORE, RIGHT? BECAUSE IF YOU BELIEVE COHEN’S BECAUSE IF YOU BELIEVE COHEN’S TESTIMONY TODAY, IT’S VERY, VERY TESTIMONY TODAY, IT’S VERY, VERY DAMAGING FOR TRUMP. DAMAGING FOR TRUMP. AND SO THAT’S WHY INSTEAD OF, AS AND SO THAT’S WHY INSTEAD OF, AS YOU SAID, GOING AFTER THE FACTS YOU SAID, GOING AFTER THE FACTS AND TRYING TO COUNTER SOME OF AND TRYING TO COUNTER SOME OF THE ACTUAL ASSERTIONS HE MADE THE ACTUAL ASSERTIONS HE MADE ABOUT WHAT TRUMP DID LIKE DIRECT ABOUT WHAT TRUMP DID LIKE DIRECT HIM IN ESSENCE TO LIE, ALTHOUGH HIM IN ESSENCE TO LIE, ALTHOUGH HE WAS CAREFUL NOT TO OVERSTATE HE WAS CAREFUL NOT TO OVERSTATE IT, YOU KNOW, HELP CONCOCT THIS IT, YOU KNOW, HELP CONCOCT THIS SCHEME OF SILENCING WOMEN AND SCHEME OF SILENCING WOMEN AND THEN REIMBURSING THROUGH THIS THEN REIMBURSING THROUGH THIS ESSENTIALLY A FRAUD SCHEME. ESSENTIALLY A FRAUD SCHEME. IF YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THAT, IF YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THAT, THAT’S VERY DAMAGING FOR TRUMP. THAT’S VERY DAMAGING FOR TRUMP. AND SO THE ONLY THING THEY CAN AND SO THE ONLY THING THEY CAN DO IS TO ATTACK HIM AS OPPOSED DO IS TO ATTACK HIM AS OPPOSED TO GOING AFTER THE FACTS BECAUSE TO GOING AFTER THE FACTS BECAUSE TO LEAVE IT UNDER ATTACKED, TO TO LEAVE IT UNDER ATTACKED, TO LEAVE HIS CREDIBILITY IN TACT IS LEAVE HIS CREDIBILITY IN TACT IS JUST DEVASTATING FOR TRUMP. JUST DEVASTATING FOR TRUMP.>>AND TIM, ALLEN WEISSLEBERG>>AND TIM, ALLEN WEISSLEBERG CAME UP. CAME UP. HE SUDDENLY STARTED TO BECOME A HE SUDDENLY STARTED TO BECOME A FEATURED PLAYER IN THE HEARING FEATURED PLAYER IN THE HEARING BECAUSE PEOPLE KEPT SAYING, BECAUSE PEOPLE KEPT SAYING, WELL, WHO ELSE CAN WE GO TO FOR WELL, WHO ELSE CAN WE GO TO FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER IT WOULD BE INSURANCE FRAUD IT WOULD BE INSURANCE FRAUD POSSIBILITIES OR OTHER ISSUES? POSSIBILITIES OR OTHER ISSUES? AND THAT NAME ALLEN WEISSLEBERG AND THAT NAME ALLEN WEISSLEBERG IMKEPT COMING IMKEPT COMING KEPT COMING UP. KEPT COMING UP. WE ARE NOW HEARING FROM THE WE ARE NOW HEARING FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT HE MAY BE ONE OF COMMITTEE THAT HE MAY BE ONE OF THE WITNESSES THEY CALL. THE WITNESSES THEY CALL.>>ALONG WITH MATTHEW CALAMARI>>ALONG WITH MATTHEW CALAMARI AND RHONA GRMPTATH. AND RHONA GRMPTATH. THERE IS A CORE GROUP OF PEOPLE THERE IS A CORE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WITH HIM FOR A WHO HAVE BEEN WITH HIM FOR A LONG TIME. LONG TIME. THEY’RE NOT TERRIBLY THEY’RE NOT TERRIBLY SOPHISTICATED BUT THEY BUY INTO SOPHISTICATED BUT THEY BUY INTO THE CULT OF PERSONALITY AROUND THE CULT OF PERSONALITY AROUND TRUMP. TRUMP. THEY DON’T ARGUE AND THEY DO THEY DON’T ARGUE AND THEY DO WHAT THEY’RE TOLD. WHAT THEY’RE TOLD. ALLEN WEISSLEBERG SPECIFICALLY ALLEN WEISSLEBERG SPECIFICALLY JOINED THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AT JOINED THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AT THE SAME TIME DONALD DID IN THE THE SAME TIME DONALD DID IN THE 1970s. 1970s. HE WAS FRED TRUMP’S ACCOUNTANTS. HE WAS FRED TRUMP’S ACCOUNTANTS. HE’S HANDLED DONALD TRUMP’S HE’S HANDLED DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL TAX RETURNS. PERSONAL TAX RETURNS. HE SIGNS OFF ON EVERY MAJOR DEAL HE SIGNS OFF ON EVERY MAJOR DEAL THAT TRUMP DOES. THAT TRUMP DOES. MICHAEL COHEN’S ONLY BEEN THERE MICHAEL COHEN’S ONLY BEEN THERE SINCE 2006. SINCE 2006. TRUMP USED HIM AS THE PITFALL. TRUMP USED HIM AS THE PITFALL. ALLEN WEISSLEBERG HAS DEEP ALLEN WEISSLEBERG HAS DEEP INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE. INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE. SO WHAT DONNY WAS SAYING WHEN SO WHAT DONNY WAS SAYING WHEN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT DECIDES TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT DECIDES TO POUNCE AND START TO TAKE APART POUNCE AND START TO TAKE APART SOME OF THE PIECES OF WHAT SOME OF THE PIECES OF WHAT TRUMP’S DOING, PARTICULARLY I TRUMP’S DOING, PARTICULARLY I THINK AROUND ISSUES LIKE MONEY THINK AROUND ISSUES LIKE MONEY LAUNDERING. LAUNDERING.>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>ALLEN WEISSLEBERG IS GOING TO>>ALLEN WEISSLEBERG IS GOING TO BE A COG IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT BE A COG IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT BECAUSE HE AUTHENTICALLY KNOWS BECAUSE HE AUTHENTICALLY KNOWS WHERE ALL BODIES ARE BURIED. WHERE ALL BODIES ARE BURIED.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH ENRON. GO THROUGH ENRON. TIM WILL KNOW THIS. TIM WILL KNOW THIS. IF YOU’VE BEEN UP TO THE TRUMP IF YOU’VE BEEN UP TO THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, IT’S A DUSTY ORGANIZATION, IT’S A DUSTY OFFICE. OFFICE. HERE IS DONALD. HERE IS DONALD. HERE ARE THE THREE KIDS. HERE ARE THE THREE KIDS. HERE IS THE CFO. HERE IS THE CFO.>>STUCK IN THE 1980s.>>STUCK IN THE 1980s.>>IF YOU WENT TO ONE OF THOSE>>IF YOU WENT TO ONE OF THOSE LITTLE, YOU KNOW, COFFEE BARS. LITTLE, YOU KNOW, COFFEE BARS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK>>SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK THROUGH A LOT OF LAYERS. THROUGH A LOT OF LAYERS. IT IS A MOM AND POP LICENSING IT IS A MOM AND POP LICENSING COMPANY. COMPANY. SO IT IS — AND IT WAS RUN THAT SO IT IS — AND IT WAS RUN THAT WAY. WAY. AND AS YOU SEE DONALD TRUMP AT AND AS YOU SEE DONALD TRUMP AT — SEE THE WAY HE CONDUCTS — SEE THE WAY HE CONDUCTS HIMSELF AS PRESIDENT? HIMSELF AS PRESIDENT? JUST IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY JUST IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY BEYOND THE LAW, IMAGINE AS A BEYOND THE LAW, IMAGINE AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN WHEN NOBODY’S PRIVATE CITIZEN WHEN NOBODY’S WATCHING. WATCHING. IMAGINE IN THE REAL ESTATE IMAGINE IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS, WHICH IS A PRETTY BUSINESS, WHICH IS A PRETTY SLIMY BUSINESS EVEN IF YOU’RE A SLIMY BUSINESS EVEN IF YOU’RE A STRAIGHT SHOOTER TO BEGIN WITH. STRAIGHT SHOOTER TO BEGIN WITH. IMAGINE THE ANTICS THAT HE WAS IMAGINE THE ANTICS THAT HE WAS UP TO. UP TO. WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO IMAGINE. IMAGINE. I THANK YOU FOR THOSE NICE I THANK YOU FOR THOSE NICE THINGS THAT YOU SAID, BUT I WANT THINGS THAT YOU SAID, BUT I WANT TO EXTEND A FUTURE INVITATION TO TO EXTEND A FUTURE INVITATION TO MYSELF WHEN THE — MYSELF WHEN THE –>>PERMANENT INVITATION.>>PERMANENT INVITATION.>>OKAY.>>OKAY.>>SO, MIMI, DONNY TELLS US MORE>>SO, MIMI, DONNY TELLS US MORE — CERTAINLY TO SAY THIS IS — CERTAINLY TO SAY THIS IS GOING TO END UP IN A RICO GOING TO END UP IN A RICO PROSECUTION. PROSECUTION. AND MY EXPERIENCE WITH DONNY ON AND MY EXPERIENCE WITH DONNY ON THIS SUBJECT IS HE DOESN’T THIS SUBJECT IS HE DOESN’T EXAGGERATE ANYTHING, ANYTHING. EXAGGERATE ANYTHING, ANYTHING. EVERYTHING IS AS SOLID AS YOU EVERYTHING IS AS SOLID AS YOU COULD ASK IT TO BE. COULD ASK IT TO BE. HOW WOULD WE GET FROM HERE TO A HOW WOULD WE GET FROM HERE TO A RICO PROSECUTION? RICO PROSECUTION?>>WELL, IT’S NOT CRAZY, I WILL>>WELL, IT’S NOT CRAZY, I WILL SAY THAT. SAY THAT. IF THIS SENSE. IF THIS SENSE. LOOK, RICO — THERE IS VERY LOOK, RICO — THERE IS VERY TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS, BUT IT TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS, BUT IT IS — IS –>>AND DONNY DIDN’T GO TO LAW>>AND DONNY DIDN’T GO TO LAW SCHOOL, SO YOU CAN CORRECT HIM. SCHOOL, SO YOU CAN CORRECT HIM.>>I BARELY GOT — I DID GO TO>>I BARELY GOT — I DID GO TO WHARTON WITH DONALD TRUMP, WHARTON WITH DONALD TRUMP, THOUGH. THOUGH.>>INTERESTING.>>INTERESTING. BUT RICO IS MEANT TO CAPTURE IS BUT RICO IS MEANT TO CAPTURE IS WHEN YOU HAVE ALL SORTS OF WHEN YOU HAVE ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF CRIMINAL DIFFERENT KINDS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BEING COMMITTED ON ACTIVITY BEING COMMITTED ON BEHALF OF ONE CENTRALIZED PERSON BEHALF OF ONE CENTRALIZED PERSON AND ORGANIZATION AND, YOU KNOW, AND ORGANIZATION AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S KIND OF — I MEAN, IT’S IT’S KIND OF — I MEAN, IT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK OF. EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK OF. IT’S ALMOST LIKE A SPIDER WEB IT’S ALMOST LIKE A SPIDER WEB AND ALL THE DIFFERENT SPIDERS AND ALL THE DIFFERENT SPIDERS ARE IN IT AND THEY’RE ALL DOING ARE IN IT AND THEY’RE ALL DOING DIFFERENT KINDS OF CRIMES. DIFFERENT KINDS OF CRIMES. IT’S TO CAPTURE IT ALL TOGETHER. IT’S TO CAPTURE IT ALL TOGETHER. BECAUSE TO CHARGE ANY ONE SINGLE BECAUSE TO CHARGE ANY ONE SINGLE CRIME ALONE DOESN’T CAPTURE THE CRIME ALONE DOESN’T CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION. ESSENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION. SO THAT’S WHY I SAY, AS YOU’RE SO THAT’S WHY I SAY, AS YOU’RE RIGHT, THE MORE DIFFERENT KINDS RIGHT, THE MORE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CRIMES WE HEAR, INSURANCE OF CRIMES WE HEAR, INSURANCE FRAUD, BANK FRAUD, TAX FRAUD, FRAUD, BANK FRAUD, TAX FRAUD, YOU NEED CRIMES THAT ARE YOU NEED CRIMES THAT ARE CONSIDERED PRED ITICATES. CONSIDERED PRED ITICATES. BUT I DO SEE THE IDEA THAT IF BUT I DO SEE THE IDEA THAT IF THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION IS BEING THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION IS BEING USED AS A VEHICLE TO COMMIT MANY USED AS A VEHICLE TO COMMIT MANY DIFFERENT CRIMES OF STATE AND DIFFERENT CRIMES OF STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMES, IT CAN CAPTURE FEDERAL CRIMES, IT CAN CAPTURE STATE CRIMES AND BECOME FEDERAL STATE CRIMES AND BECOME FEDERAL UNDER RICOH AS WELL. UNDER RICOH AS WELL. THEN, YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHEN THEN, YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHEN RICOH BECOMES USEFUL. RICOH BECOMES USEFUL.>>WHICH BRINGS US TO ONE OF THE>>WHICH BRINGS US TO ONE OF THE SCARIEST ANSWERS AND QUESTIONS SCARIEST ANSWERS AND QUESTIONS THAT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AND THAT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD TO PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD TO EXPERIENCE TODAY. EXPERIENCE TODAY. THAT IS WHEN MICHAEL COHEN WAS THAT IS WHEN MICHAEL COHEN WAS ASKED IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER ASKED IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER ILLEGAL ACTS THAT HE’S AWARE OF ILLEGAL ACTS THAT HE’S AWARE OF THAT HE HASN’T MENTIONED TODAY. THAT HE HASN’T MENTIONED TODAY. LET’S WATCH THIS MOMENT. LET’S WATCH THIS MOMENT.>>IS THERE ANY OTHER WRONGDOING>>IS THERE ANY OTHER WRONGDOING OR ILLEGAL ACT THAT YOU ARE OR ILLEGAL ACT THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF REGARDING DONALD TRUMP AWARE OF REGARDING DONALD TRUMP THAT WE HAVEN’T YET DISCUSSED THAT WE HAVEN’T YET DISCUSSED TODAY? TODAY?>>YES, AND, AGAIN, THOSE ARE>>YES, AND, AGAIN, THOSE ARE PART OF THE INVESTIGATION THAT’S PART OF THE INVESTIGATION THAT’S CURRENTLY BEING LOOKED AT BY THE CURRENTLY BEING LOOKED AT BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.>>THAT WAS ONE OF MY JUMP OUT>>THAT WAS ONE OF MY JUMP OUT OF THE SEAT MOMENTS, TIM. OF THE SEAT MOMENTS, TIM.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, FOLLOWING>>WELL, YOU KNOW, FOLLOWING UPON WHAT MIMI SAID, I THINK IN UPON WHAT MIMI SAID, I THINK IN ADDITION, ONE OF THE ATMOSPHERIC ADDITION, ONE OF THE ATMOSPHERIC THINGS ABOUT RICOH IS THERE IS THINGS ABOUT RICOH IS THERE IS SOMEONE AT THE HEAD OF THE WEB SOMEONE AT THE HEAD OF THE WEB OR IN THE CENTER OF THE WEB OR IN THE CENTER OF THE WEB ORCHESTRATING THIS. ORCHESTRATING THIS. THIS HAS COME OUT. THIS HAS COME OUT. IT CAME OUT TODAY. IT CAME OUT TODAY. AT ONE POINT MICHAEL COHEN WAS AT ONE POINT MICHAEL COHEN WAS ASKED, SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT ASKED, SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP ORCHESTRATED A DONALD TRUMP ORCHESTRATED A CRIMINAL FRAUD WITH DONALD TRUMP CRIMINAL FRAUD WITH DONALD TRUMP JR. AND ALLEN WEISSLEBERG? JR. AND ALLEN WEISSLEBERG? YES. YES. AT THIS MOMENT, ARE THERE OTHER AT THIS MOMENT, ARE THERE OTHER FRAUDS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT OR FRAUDS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT OR OTHER CRIMES THAT WERE OTHER CRIMES THAT WERE COMMITTED? COMMITTED? YES. YES. OF COURSE THAT’S GOING TO MAKE OF COURSE THAT’S GOING TO MAKE DONALD TRUMP JUMP OUT OF HIS DONALD TRUMP JUMP OUT OF HIS SOCKS. SOCKS. HE’S IN HANOI. HE’S IN HANOI. HE JUST GOT EPICALLY TROLLED BY HE JUST GOT EPICALLY TROLLED BY MICHAEL COHEN THOUSANDS OF MILES MICHAEL COHEN THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY. AWAY. HE DID TO TRUMP WHAT TRUMP HAS HE DID TO TRUMP WHAT TRUMP HAS DONE TO EVERYONE ELSE. DONE TO EVERYONE ELSE. HE HAS DAMNING TESTIMONY, HE’S HE HAS DAMNING TESTIMONY, HE’S INSULTED HIM PERSONALLY AND INSULTED HIM PERSONALLY AND TRUMP’S IN A BOX HALFWAY AROUND TRUMP’S IN A BOX HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD AND CAN’T DO ANYTHING THE WORLD AND CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. THE NEXT LEG OF THIS, I THINK, THE NEXT LEG OF THIS, I THINK, IS PEOPLE INSIDE THE TRUMP IS PEOPLE INSIDE THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION ARE GOING TO START ORGANIZATION ARE GOING TO START TO HAVE TO DECIDE DO THEY TAKE TO HAVE TO DECIDE DO THEY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, DO THEY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, DO THEY TAKE CARE OF TRUMP OR DO THEY TRY TO CARE OF TRUMP OR DO THEY TRY TO FIND A MIDDLE GROUND? FIND A MIDDLE GROUND? I DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOING TO I DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOING TO ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO HAVE A ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO HAVE A MIDDLE GROUND. MIDDLE GROUND.>>MIMI, HOW DOES THAT WORK?>>MIMI, HOW DOES THAT WORK?>>WELL, I MEAN, IT SOUNDS LIKE>>WELL, I MEAN, IT SOUNDS LIKE ALLEN WEISSLEBERG, FOR ONE, HAS ALLEN WEISSLEBERG, FOR ONE, HAS ALREADY MADE A DECISION ABOUT ALREADY MADE A DECISION ABOUT THAT. THAT. HE REPORTEDLY HAS AN IMMUNITY HE REPORTEDLY HAS AN IMMUNITY AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTHERN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT. DISTRICT.>>I WANT TO BE CAREFUL THERE>>I WANT TO BE CAREFUL THERE BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE, BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE, BUT JUST BASED ON THE REPORTING BUT JUST BASED ON THE REPORTING THAT WE’RE GLEANING, MAYBE YOU THAT WE’RE GLEANING, MAYBE YOU HAVE MORE SPECIFICS, I THINK HIS HAVE MORE SPECIFICS, I THINK HIS IMMUNITY WAS PRETTY LIMITED. IMMUNITY WAS PRETTY LIMITED. SO THERE IS COOPERATION SO THERE IS COOPERATION AGREEMENTS AND THEN THERE IS AGREEMENTS AND THEN THERE IS IMMUNITY AGREEMENTS. IMMUNITY AGREEMENTS. COOPERATION AGREEMENTS ARE YOU COOPERATION AGREEMENTS ARE YOU TELL US EVERYTHING ABOUT TELL US EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. IMMUNITY IS WE’RE GOING TO BRING IMMUNITY IS WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU IN ON THIS ONE DAY TO THEY YOU IN ON THIS ONE DAY TO THEY YOU ARE. YOU ARE.>>WHICH WAS AUGUST OF LAST>>WHICH WAS AUGUST OF LAST YEAR. YEAR.>>AND YOU’RE GOING TO ANSWER>>AND YOU’RE GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND THAT’S IT. QUESTIONS AND THAT’S IT. AND SO THAT CAN BE VERY LIMITED. AND SO THAT CAN BE VERY LIMITED. SO I THINK ALLEN WEISSLEBERG SO I THINK ALLEN WEISSLEBERG STILL HAS THAT DECISION TO MAKE STILL HAS THAT DECISION TO MAKE THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. IS THE GOING TO GET ON BOARD AND IS THE GOING TO GET ON BOARD AND COOPERATE? COOPERATE? WHICH IT SOUNDS LIKE HE SHOULD WHICH IT SOUNDS LIKE HE SHOULD OR HE IS IN SOME SERIOUS LEGAL OR HE IS IN SOME SERIOUS LEGAL JEOPARDY HIMSELF. JEOPARDY HIMSELF.>>DONNY, TALK ABOUT THE MAN WE>>DONNY, TALK ABOUT THE MAN WE SAW TODAY IN THAT COMMITTEE SAW TODAY IN THAT COMMITTEE ROOM. ROOM. I MEAN, YOU OVER THE MONTHS HAVE I MEAN, YOU OVER THE MONTHS HAVE TRIED TO TELL ME THAT MICHAEL TRIED TO TELL ME THAT MICHAEL COHEN IS ACTUALLY A NICE GUY IN COHEN IS ACTUALLY A NICE GUY IN CERTAIN WAYS. CERTAIN WAYS. I DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR IT. I DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR IT. I FOCUS ON WHAT HE HAS DONE AND I FOCUS ON WHAT HE HAS DONE AND WHAT HE’S PARTICIPATED IN, BUT I WHAT HE’S PARTICIPATED IN, BUT I SAW THE MAN TODAY. SAW THE MAN TODAY. YOU COULDN’T MISS HIM. YOU COULDN’T MISS HIM. WE WERE EXPOSED TO HIM FOR HOURS WE WERE EXPOSED TO HIM FOR HOURS ON END. ON END. WE SAW HIM CRY. WE SAW HIM CRY. WE SAW HIM TALK ABOUT THE PAIN WE SAW HIM TALK ABOUT THE PAIN THIS HAS CAUSED HIS FAMILY IN THIS HAS CAUSED HIS FAMILY IN VERY CONVINCING WAYS. VERY CONVINCING WAYS. THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN DOUBT THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN DOUBT THAT PART OF IT. THAT PART OF IT. WE SAW HIM STAY COMPOSED, NEVER WE SAW HIM STAY COMPOSED, NEVER FALL FOR THE BAIT THAT THE FALL FOR THE BAIT THAT THE REPUBLICANS WERE TRYING TO GET REPUBLICANS WERE TRYING TO GET HIM TO FALL FOR, NEVER GETTING HIM TO FALL FOR, NEVER GETTING ANGRY, NEVER GIVING MORE OF AN ANGRY, NEVER GIVING MORE OF AN ANSWER THAN WAS NECESSARY, AND ANSWER THAN WAS NECESSARY, AND BEING, YOU KNOW, AS SOLID A BEING, YOU KNOW, AS SOLID A WITNESS IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE WITNESS IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE AS YOU CAN SEE IN THOSE KINDS OF AS YOU CAN SEE IN THOSE KINDS OF HEARINGS. HEARINGS. WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THAT RANGE WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THAT RANGE OF EMOTION IN THE RANGE OF WHAT OF EMOTION IN THE RANGE OF WHAT YOU SAW HIM GO THROUGH? YOU SAW HIM GO THROUGH? I’M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN I’M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU FELT, WHAT YOU THOUGHT WHAT YOU FELT, WHAT YOU THOUGHT WHEN YOU SAW HIM ADDRESS DONALD WHEN YOU SAW HIM ADDRESS DONALD TRUMP DIRECTLY INTO THAT CAMERA. TRUMP DIRECTLY INTO THAT CAMERA.>>I SAW WHAT I’VE, SEEING OVER>>I SAW WHAT I’VE, SEEING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. WHAT THE PUBLIC HAS SEEN IS WHAT THE PUBLIC HAS SEEN IS BASICALLY THE OLD CLIPS. BASICALLY THE OLD CLIPS.>>THAT’S ALL I KNOW.>>THAT’S ALL I KNOW.>>LOOK, MICHAEL COHEN WAS>>LOOK, MICHAEL COHEN WAS TRUMP’S KIND OF THUGGY LAWYER TRUMP’S KIND OF THUGGY LAWYER AND DID DISHONEST THINGS, AND AND DID DISHONEST THINGS, AND HIS EXPLANATION, WHICH IS THE HIS EXPLANATION, WHICH IS THE REAL EXPLANATION IF YOU KNOW REAL EXPLANATION IF YOU KNOW MICHAEL PERSONAL, IF YOU KNOW MICHAEL PERSONAL, IF YOU KNOW DONALD PERSONALLY, HE WAS IN THE DONALD PERSONALLY, HE WAS IN THE GLOW. GLOW. HE WENT FROM BEING A TAXICAB HE WENT FROM BEING A TAXICAB ATTORNEY TO TRUMP’S ATTORNEY ON ATTORNEY TO TRUMP’S ATTORNEY ON HIS LAPEL PIN. HIS LAPEL PIN. THAT’S INTOXICATING. THAT’S INTOXICATING. HE’S DESCRIBED IT AS A CULT. HE’S DESCRIBED IT AS A CULT. THAT DOESN’T EXCUSE, BUT IT THAT DOESN’T EXCUSE, BUT IT EXPLAINS A LOT OF HIS BEHAVIOR. EXPLAINS A LOT OF HIS BEHAVIOR. WHAT I SAW OVER THE LAST COUPLE WHAT I SAW OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS IS A GUY WHO KNOWS HE OF YEARS IS A GUY WHO KNOWS HE DID WRONG THINGS AND SAYS, WAIT DID WRONG THINGS AND SAYS, WAIT A SECOND, I’M THE GUY TAKING THE A SECOND, I’M THE GUY TAKING THE FALL? FALL? LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD HERE. WORLD HERE. THE VERY THING THAT WE ARE — THE VERY THING THAT WE ARE — OUR HEADS ALMOST EXPLODE ABOUT OUR HEADS ALMOST EXPLODE ABOUT EVERY NIGHT. EVERY NIGHT. IMAGINE IF YOU ARE BECOMING IMAGINE IF YOU ARE BECOMING AWARE OF THAT, YOU REALIZED YOU AWARE OF THAT, YOU REALIZED YOU WERE A PART OF IT, A PIECE OF WERE A PART OF IT, A PIECE OF IT, YOU’RE PAYING THE IT, YOU’RE PAYING THE CONSEQUENCES WHILE THE OTHER GUY CONSEQUENCES WHILE THE OTHER GUY IS CIRCLING IN AIR FORCE ONE. IS CIRCLING IN AIR FORCE ONE. AND I SAW I GUY WHO WOULD BREAK AND I SAW I GUY WHO WOULD BREAK DOWN EVERY TIME WE’D TALK ABOUT DOWN EVERY TIME WE’D TALK ABOUT HIS FAMILY. HIS FAMILY. I SAW A GUY, LOOK, IF THIS I SAW A GUY, LOOK, IF THIS HADN’T HAPPENED, WOULD HE HAVE HADN’T HAPPENED, WOULD HE HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS PLACE? GOTTEN TO THIS PLACE? PROBABLY NOT. PROBABLY NOT. BUT IT DID HAPPEN. BUT IT DID HAPPEN. AND HE IS IN THIS PLACE AND IT’S AND HE IS IN THIS PLACE AND IT’S GENUINE AND IT’S REAL AND THE GENUINE AND IT’S REAL AND THE CAMERA DOES NOT LIE. CAMERA DOES NOT LIE. HIS LIFE IS DESTROYED. HIS LIFE IS DESTROYED. HE IS A FAMILY — YOU KNOW, HE IS A FAMILY — YOU KNOW, CONGRESSMAN, I CAN’T REMEMBER CONGRESSMAN, I CAN’T REMEMBER HIS NAME, PUT OUT THAT THING THE HIS NAME, PUT OUT THAT THING THE OTHER DAY ABOUT HIS WIFE OTHER DAY ABOUT HIS WIFE POTENTIALLY, THAT IS THE — POTENTIALLY, THAT IS THE — WE’RE NOT EVEN GOING TO DIGNIFY WE’RE NOT EVEN GOING TO DIGNIFY IT. IT. I’VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THAT. I’VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THAT. BUT TO SEE THE EFFECT ON THIS BUT TO SEE THE EFFECT ON THIS MAN. MAN. I WAS ON THE PHONE THE NIGHT I WAS ON THE PHONE THE NIGHT THAT TRUMP WENT AFTER HIS THAT TRUMP WENT AFTER HIS FATHER-IN-LAW. FATHER-IN-LAW. HE SAID, I’M NOT DOING THIS. HE SAID, I’M NOT DOING THIS. HE’S A FAMILY GUY. HE’S A FAMILY GUY. HE IS A GOOD MAN THAT DID SOME HE IS A GOOD MAN THAT DID SOME STUPID, BAD THINGS. STUPID, BAD THINGS. AND I WOULD NOT TALK THE WAY I AND I WOULD NOT TALK THE WAY I TALK ABOUT HIM. TALK ABOUT HIM. I’M A PRETTY CYNICAL GUY AND I’M I’M A PRETTY CYNICAL GUY AND I’M A STREET GUY, I KNOW PEOPLE. A STREET GUY, I KNOW PEOPLE. I’VE KNOWN GUYS LIKE THIS MY I’VE KNOWN GUYS LIKE THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE, AS I SAID. ENTIRE LIFE, AS I SAID. IS HE A CHOIR BOY? IS HE A CHOIR BOY? NO. NO. DOES HE DESERVE TO GO TO JAIL DOES HE DESERVE TO GO TO JAIL FOR WHAT HE DID? FOR WHAT HE DID? YES. YES. BUT HE’S A GOOD GUY. BUT HE’S A GOOD GUY.>>DONNY DEUTSCH, ARE YOU DOING>>DONNY DEUTSCH, ARE YOU DOING “MORNING JOE” TOMORROW? “MORNING JOE” TOMORROW?>>I AM.>>I AM.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR STAYING UP LATE. STAYING UP LATE.>>THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.>>THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.>>COULDN’T GET THROUGH THIS

100 thoughts on “Michael Cohen Friend: Testimony Was ‘Peek Inside The Criminal Enterprise’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

  • Orp heus Post author

    so … the guy on this panel, the very first guy sounds very well informed. Why isn't he OFFERING information to help with this?

  • Sheri Copridge Post author

    There is no honor amongst thieves

  • apple tile Post author

    They should use 'Ricco' on the Republican Party. They have been harboring a criminal and his crime family, they have obstructed justice, etc…..the Federal government should declare the now (Trump) Republican Party a criminal organization and throw most them them in super max jails.

  • whalesong999 Post author

    "The cost of doing business". Think of the small potatoes incident of paying off a city inspector or of some inspector shaking down a property owner. That's the kind of graft the GOP has elected to ignore with the support of this president. They really need to clean up their act. They did no apparent vetting of this man for qualifications and we've struggled ever since trying to figure out how they allowed this to happen. This country is hurting like no time before.

  • kaj christian appel johannsen Post author

    I want a toiletroll

  • Paul Prappas Post author

    I want the coffee mug.

  • Tarek Saazeb Post author

    Oh liberal snowflakes, keep bringing up the I word but still he's the president. I am not a Trump fan but I am tired of watching the pathetic attempt to impeachment. Where half of the country is stupid enough to support him, you won't be able to do anything.

  • Syl Grant Post author

    What everyone forgot was Trump getting Cohen to lie on the phone to Trump's wife that Trump didn't fool around on her. This means that Trump is seriously in the DOG HOUSE!!!! Awww who's the grumpy stumpy trump.

  • Shona Schneider Post author

    When the trolls go berserk you know you are on the right path.

  • Angeliquelovely Post author

    Exposed Exposed Exposed and more will be Expose!!!!!!

  • Shona Schneider Post author

    I am so looking forward to the day the SDNY decides to pounce.

  • Michael Sheldon Reed Post author

    "But her emails…"

  • Alisa Oliver Post author

    Wait..you mean the "smocking" gun!!😂

  • iam moody Post author

    What got me about the repubs is that by calling Cohen a liar, liar, pants on fire, they basically meant that in ALL of his previous testimony where he PRAISED drumpf was LIES!
    Talk about a corner full of imbecilic children…meet the OUTGOING republican congress of 2019!

  • Yu Wish Post author

    @2:00 "It will be imprinted on toilet paper." Well said.

  • TheBlazersfan22 Post author

    why should we trust republican congress? OH wait, they lie about the illegal immigrants being national problem so we should build a wall.

  • Marguerite Galimitakis Post author

    So has trump….MORONS!

  • Marguerite Galimitakis Post author

    All of them need to be charged with treason NOW! I BELIEVE everything cohen is saying..the true liars are trump and his family along with the GOP

  • Truthful4ever Post author

    Much respect for Mr. Cohen coming forth and telling it all. Trump took 'kindness for weakness." What Mr. Cohen is doing is showing the 'real American" people who truly loves this country what the leader of this country is doing to hurt its citizens. It's not personal, it's business and feeling remorse for being played a 'FOOL' by someone who only cares about himself.

  • Truthful4ever Post author

    I still watch the Godfather marathons. A lot of truth in that movie of what is happening even to this day.

  • The light Post author

    Michael Cohen my hero.

  • Julie Henderson Post author

    Trump is going down, thanks to the GOP.

  • saddleupbike Post author

    I really look forward to you having Donny Deutsch on the program. I can play the part where they are going to get trump on RICO charges over and over. There's just something about the way that sounds that I like.

  • jhwheuer Post author

    I’d love to have pictures of those offices of the Trump .org… not the photoshopped version, the real deal…

  • Walk Robot Post author

    President individual 1

  • Walk Robot Post author

    The president made the ultimate reality tv show.thats all he wanted

  • Al DeS Post author

    The Smoking Gun wit the Signed a Cheque for an illegal pirpose – Stormy Daniels 11x $3500:= 38,000

  • you6382tube Post author

    tRumpy Dumpy sat on the Wall.
    tRumpy Dumpy had a big fall.
    All the Fool's hackers, all the Fool's trolls
    couldn't get Dumpy elected again.

  • StudioVoodooMusic Post author

    Michael should donate his copy of the checks to the National Archives so they can have them for their eventual Trump Presidency exhibit – similar to the Nixon one. They should be on full display in perpetuity.

  • P.J. McLaughlin Post author

    RICO… Mueller…
    The Trump crime family is going down and will be no more.

  • Brainy McBoltzmannface Post author

    werent the republicans busting on that jessie smollet guy for being a dumb criminal because he wrote a check when commiting a crime??? ROLF

  • DR Bright Post author

    The only "smoking gun" is the smoke blowing out of MSNBC's butt. What President Donald Trump did before being elected means absolutely NOTHING. Stupid lefties slowly learning that this is the greatest president since Lincoln.

  • Jake Missy Post author

    So if Cohen is a "rat" does that mean he told the truth?

  • Covfefe Dk Post author

    I’ve said it before, but Trump’s signature looks very much like the needle of a lie detector gone mad.

  • breakshot74 Post author

    now this soap opera is getting interesting

  • Covfefe Dk Post author

    The Republicans dismissing Cohens testimony because he is a proven liar do themselves a disservice. They are handing arguments to anyone who cares about Donalds 7000+ lies through the last two years.

  • Covfefe Dk Post author

    Trump’s reaction and that of GOP and the Trumpets are deliciously panicky. The Trump Trolls panic posts are a feast to read.

  • Nils Telle Post author

    Individual D Trump to Cohen keep your mouth shut but Cohen decided to tell the truth and these idiotic fools in office kept calling Cohen a liar even after having received threats from a Trump Congress member in office,Wake up Americans your leader is a Mafia type crook,

  • toney ingram Post author

    Don't tell his brain dead people that they think satan trump can do know WRONG they don't think a white person can do know WRONG under the God they live bye they are right satan and his people can do know WRONG

  • MisterMitch Post author

    Dis is da way I boin if I expose de organization. Classic.

  • Wayne Post author

    Finally. The Smocking Gun. Down Donald Down.

  • Bix BDB Post author

    this sounds like they're ultimately going to get him under RICO. I don't think he will be impeached, but he will most certainly do some time after the presidency. I'm thinking he's going to throw his own children under the bus because he's insane (and because they're criminal).

  • Sara Hekate Post author

    Really is that all they've got, lol they have to read it if it is that important you'd think it would be on the tip of their tongue.

  • Steveo NY Post author

    It's heartwarming to see actors who don't quite have the chops to make it in Hollywood can find work at MSNBC and CNN. What a strong economy. Trump 2020.

  • normantrombon Post author

    All circumstantial! Circumstantial evidence, which has sent many a more honorable and less guilty person than he to the electric chair.

  • Rhonda Pollard Post author

    Why did he run? He threw the entire family under the bus! Foolishness!

  • doggiesarus Post author

    Not listening to someone does not mean the story does not exist, or that it is untrue. Cohen had to get his head straight. He did bad things, but I find him very believable.

  • John Keith Post author

    "Donnie Traitorously" is going down.
    Pence and McConnell are also…

  • Gord Thor Post author

    That fact that the cheques were signed by 3 different people and the fact that it wasn't only one cheque, makes it obvious that Trump was trying to avoid incriminating himself. Too bad for him that he isn't very smart.

  • william louie Post author

    Trump didn't want to pay Cohen. You notice how late that check was pay to Cohen, eight months after the election.

  • Girlonfire Trinity Post author

    There is not a man alive that has not lied. These people are some hypocrites

  • vince kelly Post author

    is the wall closing in?
    another smoking gun?
    and this based on the words of someone convicted of lying to congress?
    a lawyer?
    here is where we will get trump-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdHtAzFNwjE

  • vince kelly Post author

    democraps and msnbc have been saying trump is done for over 2 years
    just another desperate attempt to overturn the election

  • vince kelly Post author

    holy cow trump wrote his lawyer a check?
    theres the evidence
    oh wait…. thats proof of what? that trump pays his lawyer?
    FAKE NEWS
    this fake journalist acts like he uncovered something
    but really its just another in a long line of conspiracy theories based on fantasies

  • Emily Post author

    Coffee mugs too??

  • Thomas Bradley Post author

    R.I.C.O. Suavee!

  • luney tunes Post author

    😂😂😂😂😂fake news..again😂🇺🇸

  • Senzo Ncube Post author

    I ONCE WROTE THAT I WAS UTTERLY FRUSTRATED THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE NOT GOING AFTER THIS CRIMINAL PRESIDENT DUMP''S FINANCIAL SHENANIGANS BECAUSE THAT WAS THE SURE WAY THAT THAT NONSENSICAL BORDER WALL GARBAGE WOULD START BECOMING A COMPLETE NON-ISSUE AS HIS ATTENTION TURNS TO DOING ALL HE CAN TO SAVE HIMSELF AND HIS CRIMINAL SONS FROM GOING TO JAIL!!! A MONTH LATER… VOILLA!!!

  • Bud Moore Post author

    BERNIE SANDERS AND AOC IN 2020!!!

  • Mitch Ross Post author

    I love this, thanks Cohen, your doing great.

  • T Slap Post author

    I don’t like Cohen because he defended trump until he was backed into a corner. He lied to protect trump and his own crimes But I believe him.

  • Akheem Akhi-Gbade Post author

    Donald Trump makes Nixon look like a choirboy!😂😂😂

  • WelderRDT Post author

    Stormy Daniels is old news. We all know Trump paid her off. Why take so long to find that public info?

  • Winston Smith Post author

    Are these the same that said Hillary would win? Two years of accusations, hype and no trial or conviction?!? I cant wait until Trump declassifies the FISA docs, what if the spying leads all the way to Obama's desk, wont that be interesting? Cheers. WWG1WGA

  • Dan Zan Post author

    O'DONNELL IS STILL THE CRAZY ONE, thinking the dems.have smoking gun with a check written by Trump from Trump's personal bank account as part of the hush monies paid to women. Is Larry kidding or what? Larry doesn't know that money can be written from a candidate's own personal bank account into his campaign, which is how this is treated; as a campaign finance violation. Big deal, Obama did it, so did Hillary and they paid a simple fine.

  • Topher TheTenth Post author

    I think that Trump's cozying-up to Putin and Kim Jung Un goes way beyond any possible "deep strategy" in which he pretends to be their friend and thus wins big for U.S. interests. What Trump is doing is trading massive betrayals of U.S. interests in exchange for the promise that after his Presidency they will give him asylum against trials in the U.S. for his crimes. Trump is planning to reside in a palatial villa in Russia or North Korea until the day he dies.

  • Cybertech66 Post author

    What’s Trump have to do to get fired? You all need to see Russian tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue before you realize Trump has been compromised?

  • James Frazier Post author

    Donald Trump is a lier lier with his pants on fire

  • James Frazier Post author

    They need to take the nuclear key away from Donald Trump

  • Airik Luna Post author

    Finally talking about the RICO act, now tell thee American people about the LOGAN act. And let's not forget the HATCH act…
    They act like the mob because they are.

  • Henry Wayne Post author

    You have nothing. If you had any evidence, don't you think you communists would of produced it two and a half years ago? hahahahahaha. Evidence? yea right. Stupid people that hate the American president. Move back to Cuba.

  • James Lade Post author

    No no no! It’s the smocking gun! The president got smocked!

  • zakkrick Post author

    Trump supporters are just going say, so what it’s only a check. Their brain dead

  • Rich Marceau Post author

    @5:20 – Hardly unusual for those on the right to selectively quote the Bible…

  • locadisa Post author

    Sammy Gravanno was also a key witness in bringing down John Gotti. What about the John Matorano testimony against Whitey Bulger? What about John Deans testimony against Richard Nixon? They all listened.Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows are looking to get a pat on the back from the orange man. Are they looking for positions in his administration? Hmmmmmh?

  • Robin Marshall Post author

    People need to research the 5th avenue shooting Trump keeps commenting about….you will be surprised and what you find.

  • Maryann Jordan Post author

    Ok this is just a frivolous comment, does Tim O Brian, look a little bit like Rob Reiner? I realize that this does not address any of the issues of this news show, but I wondered if anyone else thought so?

  • Chris Holdroyd Post author

    RICO for the Trump Crime Family. Ninth district – no pardons from Pence allowed!

  • Emmanuel Madiau Post author

    irresponsibility of the head of state:
    privilege under which the Head of State escapes any judicial review
    or parliamentary for acts performed in the exercise of its functions, except as provided by the Constitution.
    Is that a state crime?

  • David Boudreau Post author

    "BOSS TWEED" Treasontrumpski is done… No more Tamminy DC!!! Treasontrumpski "CHECKS OUT"!!!

  • Diane Larson Post author

    Screw the republicans, they are all complicent in letting a mob boss run the USA

  • datguy overdere Post author

    THEY USED THE WORDS….. "SMOKING… GUN…."!!!

  • Jesus Castanares Post author

    COHEN GAVE STORMY DANIELS $130, 000 .

    TRUMP SAID HE DID NOT KNOW THAT.

    STORMY SAID SHE RETURNED THE MONEY.

    DID SHE REALLY RECEIVE A $130,000.
    DID COHEN REALLY GIVE $130, 000.

    TRUMP SAID HE DID NOT KNOW STORMY DANIELS.

    TRUMP SAID HE LATELY GAVE COHEN CHECKS FOR COHEN'S UNPAID LAWYER 'S SERVICE;
    BEFORE COHEN WAS IN TROUBLE.

    DID TRUMP REALLY KNOW HER?

  • Keteu 808 Post author

    The Republicans are cowards and can't confront Donald Trump for his criminal motives.

  • Mia C' Moore Post author

    Trump supporters have proven they are fed up with politics as usual so proving Trumps faults wont phase anyone really. All the evidence exposed will just further lower peoples expectations and governments standards. The pardon is just postponed. Corruption trickles down.

  • Emilio Hernandez Post author

    $35,000 is more than some people earn in a year.

  • Nameless One Wanderland Post author

    GOP Corp. is a criminal organization, trying to discredit Cohen when he has solid written documents, undeniable. Investigate Mr. Jordan and all GOP members involved. Keep in mind that any GOP still defending this slime are associates in criminal activities.

  • Julie W. Post author

    The absolute hypocrisy of the GOP defending TRUMP (a pathological liar) commenting that Cohen is a liar, so we shouldn't believe him.

  • Telly Vin-a Post author

    godfather-in-chief

  • Melly Gibsons Post author

    Nobody more credible than a guy spending time in federal prison for lying under oath to congress.

  • Joe Milbourne Post author

    I still can't get my head around the fact that Michael Cohen is in jail and other liars are sitting in congress and appear to be immune to prosecution for lying …. the prominent GOP and Trump enablers and Trump himself lie more than they tell the truth at times with immunity why is this ? Different rules for different people seems to be the order of the day ….what a sham what a circus of performing clowns !!

  • Barry Scott Post author

    hey msnbc i wanted to thank you all for still helping YOUR PRESIDENT TRUMP WIN IN 2020 —-> THANKS YALL

  • Barry Scott Post author

    i wish i could be on your show to talk TRUMP and maybe yall will understand why we like him

  • Zaneta Horvatovavavarenzanetavndor Post author

    Marzinbordeltrumvar

  • Betty Lonv Post author

    Republicans are going to cut trump loose. Hes an embarrassment to the Republican party. He has already done more damage in 3 years to his own party than any other known president . Obstruction of justice in more ways than one!!

  • Wendell Hackley Post author

    Republicans do you think a man has everyone around him going to prison for doing what he asked is not a criminal. You think American's stupid and you covering up for him because he's a criminal conman.

  • Wendell Hackley Post author

    Trump's greedy campaign was led by him and helped by Russia and campaign members but trump is responsible.

  • Wendell Hackley Post author

    Trump calls Cohen a rat but he's the real rat and cheese eater 🐀 he knows he's going down so he deflecting his criminal activity on others. There's not this much criminal activity around trump and he's not a criminal, he's the ring leader

  • Wilma Post author

    The only thing "smoking" are all you mostly jobless msnbc-addicts without lives.

  • Wendell Hackley Post author

    Trump needs to be indicted under RICO Act and his family because that will cover all his criminal activity and history. He's going to prison for rest of his life, but he should be put to death for Treason.

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