After Thursday night’s bombshell report that Michael Cohen was prepared to testify that President Trump knew beforehand of his son’s meeting with Kremlin-linked Russian nationals promising dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, Trump ratcheted up his long-simmering feud with his onetime consigliere.
This, of course, is vintage Trump: A full-throated denial of a credible allegation, a mention of someone else’s possible criminality, and an insinuation of a shadowy conspiracy.
Trump’s escalating war came just hours after his lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, called Cohen someone who “has lied all his life” and “a person who is found to be an incredible liar” despite having lauded him just months earlier as an “honest, honorable lawyer.”
The question remains: why was Cohen’s promised testimony made public at all, since he could just...y’know...tell Robert Mueller himself? According to Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, the leak that Cohen was prepared to testify against Trump was not from their camp at all.
“I have to wonder why the Trump people put that out,” Davis told MSNBC on Thursday night.
In the meantime, though, let’s all just sit back, relax, and watch these two bad men publicly hack away at one another over and over again.