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Ugly, Predicable and Irrelevant

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The testimony of convicted liar Michael Cohen before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform was entirely predictable in its ugly portrayal of Donald Trump, and it reveals how far out of touch Democrats and the #NeverTrump crowd are with the Electoral College majority of the American people who voted to make Trump President.

Cohen’s opening testimony statement leaked overnight (predictable), with allegations against his former boss that ranged from racism to criminal activity. However, when Cohen addressed the question at the heart of the many investigations of the President, “Was there collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia?” he came up empty.

"Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia. I do not. I want to be clear. But, I have my suspicions," Cohen said.

In other words, Cohen has no evidence supporting the allegation that precipitated the Special Counsel investigation, the various FISA warrants and the Obama-era spying on the Trump campaign and various Trump associates.

All Cohen could offer the Committee is his “suspicions” and his knowledge that Donald Trump the billionaire New York and global real estate mogul was sometimes not very nice.

What the Democrats, anti-Trump media and #NeverTrump crowd don’t seem to understand is that most of these claims were aired in one form or another during the campaign and people still voted for Donald Trump.

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4) summed-up Cohen’s credibility by remarking, “This might be the first time someone convicted of lying to Congress has appeared again so quickly in front of Congress,” said Jordan. “Certainly, it’s the first time a convicted perjurer has been brought back to be a star witness in a hearing.”

Jordan summed-up Cohen in one tweet when he posted: "[Cohen's] crimes were distinct in their harms but bear a common set of characteristics. They each involve deception and were each motivated by personal greed and ambition." US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York

Cohen’s testimony was filled with contradictions and outright lies about everything from Cohen’s desire for a plum job in the Trump administration to his role in inducing Donald Trump to run for President.

In a real-time tweet during Cohen’s testimony Eric Trump suggested Cohen had committed perjury as he testified under oath about the president before the House Oversight Committee.

“Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be ‘Chief of Staff.’ It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?” Eric Trump tweeted.

The president’s son was responding to statements from Cohen that he had no interest in taking a job in the White House. The remarks came in a heated confrontation with Republican Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

“That’s the point isn’t it, Mr. Cohen, isn’t it? You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance,” Jordan said as Cohen protested.

Cohen is an acknowledged liar, but Cohen’s credibility, or lack thereof, is completely irrelevant to the Democrats’ larger objective, which is to drive President Trump from office or defeat him in the 2020 election if impeaching him proves to be impossible.

Central to that goal is making Donald Trump look as ugly as possible to drive down his poll numbers, hence the Cohen circus.

The goal for Democrats of Michael Cohen’s testimony was summed-up when Cohen said of Trump, “He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.”

Getting that quote on national TV was practically the whole point of Cohen’s testimony, because he had no facts relevant to the Democrats’ Russia “collusion” fantasy to offer.

The problem for Democrats is that all those charges were aired during the campaign, and, while many (including the CHQ team) found that Trump had been an unpleasant, often obnoxious human being, when compared to Hillary Clinton he is a saint, and certainly much more likely to govern America according to conservative principles.

And that’s what Democrats and the #NeverTrump crowd just can’t wrap their minds around.

Conservatives and populists should be quick to recognize that the charges Michael Cohen has leveled against President Trump are fabrications, or unpleasantness packaged to look like a crime, and that driving Trump from office “by any means necessary” is the endgame of the Left, and some in the Republican establishment, because he’s made conservatism again relevant to the concerns of working America, exposed the lies and smug elitism of the ruling class and in the process built a winning coalition to strip them of power.

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Trumps weakness

In view of the number of fools and idiots that Trump elevated to one or another position before and after becoming president, he has a real weakness in being unable to tell people of good character. He needs to hire a person that can and will comprehensively vet prospective candidates. Even though these people are the problem, in the end they make Trump look bad for choosing them. The first time I saw Cohen I had a bad feeling about him. Same went for Reince Preibus. He too was a terrible pick.

Trumps weakness?

There are only so many people in the pool of qualified government knowledgeable candidates. Trump was an outsider who didn't have comprehensive knowledge of most of them. He cannot be blamed for accepting recommendations, some of which were poor or agenda driven. But time is showing that he recognizes problem people and is slowly, but surely getting them replaced with better candidates. He cannot be blamed for the fact that in DC, even the good guys are insider team players. The Jim Jordan's are a rare and valuable commodity.