Deflect, Distract, and Deceive

Rep. Jim Jordan (R, OH)

Just once, I’d love to see a serious Congressional hearing where both sides treat the topic of investigation respectfully and attempt to garner the truth from the madness.

The Republicans were embarrassingly pathetic at yesterday’s hearing where Michael Cohen testified. No rational person could possibly believe that they were at all interested in the truth. Rep. Amash may be the lone exception.

They all clearly had their marching orders…stick to the message…Cohen is a liar, so we can’t believe anything he has to say about anything. And, hey, did you know that Cohen is a convicted liar?

It’s weird that none of the Republicans mentioned the actual lie that Cohen told to Congress that he has been convicted for (plead guilty to). It was a lie that was protecting Trump. A lie that Trump himself has repeatedly spewed to the American people. But did any Republican ever proclaim their total condemnation of Trump lying about the same thing?

No, of course not.

And for all of the Republicans’ rantings about whether Cohen had coordinated with anyone on the Democrat side concerning his testimony, it’s worth noting that the Republicans’ constant refrain about Cohen being a proven liar was 100% in line with the White House’s statements. Weird.

So now these guys (Rep. Jordan and Rep. Meadows, specifically) are referring Cohen to the DOJ for possible perjury charges:

Two of President Donald Trump’s closest allies on the House Judiciary Committee referred Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to the Justice Department Thursday for possible criminal prosecution, claiming to have evidence that Cohen “committed perjury and knowingly made false statements” to lawmakers during his day-long testimony Wednesday.

CNN

More deflection, more distraction, more deceit.

I am truly embarrassed to say that I ever held these guys in high regard. On the other hand, I will publicly give kudos to someone that I have spent most of my time as a political junkie despising…Rep. Elijah Cummings. I found him to be very fair and rational throughout the proceedings.

Strange days, indeed.

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