Cohen’s Lawyer Says His Closed-Door Testimony Was ‘Game Changing’

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Lanny Davis, lawyer for Michael Cohen, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Thursday that his client’s closed-door testimony was “game changing” and included so much new information that the House Intelligence Committee decided to bring him back next week.

Davis could not go into detail about the testimony, but said it mostly related to “lying and obstruction,” not the core of the Russia investigation.

“I think that the Trump White House, and Mr. Trump himself, doesn’t seem to have read the definition of obstruction of justice or of suborning perjury,” Davis said. “That’s about the best I can tell you, but it’s pretty explosive.”

Cohen is slated to return before the House Intelligence Committee on March 6. “There’s not much I can say other than it was very productive,” Cohen said of the first session. “As I said, I’m committed to telling the truth, and I will be back on March 6 to finish up. There’s more to discuss.”

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  1. Lanny is such a tease…

  2. The House doesn’'t need Michael Cohen to nail Trump with charges of criminal conspiracy to corrupt our electoral process. The Intelligence Community already has all the evidence they need, with recordings.

  3. Lanny can’t contain his glee. I hope he’s right that Cohen delivered the goods.

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    I’m getting awfully damned antsy for a global celebration when the Dotard goes down.

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