He made it pretty obvious he was entirely out of fucks to give about Donald Trump and his government enablers. You're right, that takes some stones.
This legalistic game playing is excessively frustrating. The people involved in it don't like it (but do it anyway), the people reading about it don't like it (but read about it anyway, in horror), and the president and staff don't like it (so they shouldn't be such criminals). All these folks in Washington continue to sneak around, though in public and before the cameras pretending they are sly. Cohen should go back to jail, and take the entire White House staff and a large part of congress with him.
I also kinda want to hand it to him for maintaining a sense of humor. Seeing as how dude is not only merely f*cked, he's really most sincerely f*cked, professionally speaking.
OMG now I reeeeeeeelly want to sit down for a couple of G&T's with Michael Cohen, say in about 3 years. This guy is hilarious!
Wow, $5F, you've been a busy bee, in the best possible way. Thank you.
Yeah, I was reading this, and thinking about his body language and facial expression in the on-air testimony I've seen. He strikes me as the guy in highschool who was always trying to lighten up the mood when things got serious. Crack a joke, make a smirk, and usually in a kind of friendly way. Hence my comment above about liking the idea of sitting down over a couple of drinks to shoot the shit.
My take from reading various excerpts from his testimony is that Cohen isn't a stupid guy, he's actually rather intelligent and funny (who knew), but is one of those people who is such a grifter that he would rather run a scam than make more money for less effort doing it legitimately.
I really wanted to find a section where he says something like, "I may have been disbarred, and I may have graduated from the worst Law School in the US, but I think I have a much better grasp of the law than <whichever republican="" is="" questioning="" cohen="" at="" this="" point="">, and frankly, watching you flail like this is embarrassing."
Remove the apostrophe, please. ITS is the possessive of IT. Just as there's no apostrophe in his or hers. Thank you in advance (although this comment will make no sense once you do it), if Wonkette allowed comments, which it most decidedly does not.
Thanks for the Wizard of Oz reference. Needed that to lighten my mood.
This is also good advice on a personal level. Can't tell you how many times relatives came up with "I never said that!" when my mother possessed the written evidence. She advised me at an early age to not put possible gossip or incendiary comments in writing. She shoulda been a lawyer.
He's saying it in his mind, I'm positive
And I think you are right - he's intelligent. [puts on Maxwell Smart's voice] "If only his powers could have been used for good, instead of evil."
I could be wrong, but I think there's a part of him, alongside the "still trying to get the best deal" side, that actually wants to do the right thing and expose those fuckers for the fools and grifters they are.
I feel this too. He fascinates me. That whole exchange about Sater not paying the rent. He's talking on a different level apparently far enough above the heads of his Republican questioners that they actually thought he was talking about rent. Thank crom Mueller speaks mobster.
And he was smart enough to know what he was being asked to do by Artemenko and that he was swimming in the wrong lane. Not a dumb guy. How did he stand working for Trump??
LOOOL, I feel like this thread should be on the Women for Cohen tweeter. (not that I would do that, of course.)
Me too, his humor is pretty infectious.I have to keep reminding myself he is a fixer and a criminal. It's like when you watch the sopranos and see Tony as a victim of his fuck-up crew. And you relate, until he takes a baseball bat to someone, and you go "Oh yeah, he is a criminal and a bad man."
Suck on my balls?