Cohen Lawyer Says Trump May Have Committed ‘Impeachable Offense’

United States President Donald J. Trump participates in a meeting with the Prime Minster of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at The White House in Washington, DC, July 2, 2018. Credit: Chris Kleponis / Abaca
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Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen’s new lawyer, said Wednesday that he believes President Donald Trump may have committed an impeachable offense when, per former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, Trump asked Comey not to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump has denied this.

During a Hill TV interview Wednesday, Davis said: “When you have a President lying as part of abuse of power, such as lying about asking Michael Flynn not to be prosecuted, in that case, I believe James Comey and not Mr. Trump, that type of lie is an abuse of power and that could be an impeachable offense.”

During the interview, Davis also commented on the interview Michael Cohen gave with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos earlier this month where he established that his primary loyalty was to his family and his country, not to Trump.

“There’s a reason that he said at the very end of the interview with Mr. Stephanopoulos that he took these contrary positions to Mr. Trump, who he previously said he would take a bullet for, a comment that I believe he would not say today,” Davis said. “The reason he said is, ‘I will not be a punching bag as part of somebody else’s defense strategy.’ This was a declaration of independence two days before July 4,” he added.

Watch the full interview here.


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  1. I’m sorry, but since Hell has not yet frozen over as best I can tell, I still don’t give a shit what Lanny Davis says. He’s the Democratic Rudy Giuliani.

  2. “May have committed ‘impeachable offense’”

    Nominated for Understatement of the Decade.

  3. Publicly lying, even if not under oath, was one of the impeachment counts against Clinton that Kavanaugh reportedly drafted while working for Starr. Of course, he’s since recanted his support for that theory in classic IOKIYAR fashion.

  4. Avatar for cinfl cinfl says:

    The snakes are eating each other. This is where it gets good. get me the popcorn. On second thought get me the pepto this whole affair is nauseating,

  5. Just get on with it…

    The Republic is running out of time…

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