When the news first broke yesterday of Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, an interesting sidebar to that event was that Cohen had not yet signed a cooperation agreement with federal investigators, most notably the Mueller Investigation. That news was quickly reported as Michael Cohen not cooperating.
Well, that must not have been how Michael Cohen wanted this to be reported, because his lawyer Lanny Davis quickly scheduled several media appearances in which he made it known that not only will Michael Cohen be cooperating, but he will be bringing Donald Trump down.
First, Lanny Davis sat down with Rachel Maddow last night and quickly started dropping bombs, including suggesting strongly that his client Michael Cohen has information for Mueller on Trump campaign collusion with Russia and Trump’s knowledge of plans for Russian hacking before the hacking occurred.
Then, he made a stop on CNN to talk to Chris Cuomo and let everyone know that Trump’s current lawyers admitted that Trump directed Michael Cohen to break the laws he pleaded guilty to, that Michael Cohen was offering to speak under oath to Congress about Donald Trump’s crimes, and would also speak to NY investigators about illegalities involved with the Trump Foundation.
But, he wasn’t done, as Lanny Davis headed back to CNN (along with NBC and ABC) this morning to tell everyone that Michael Cohen would not accept a pardon from Donald Trump under any circumstance because he questioned Donald Trump’s loyalty to the United States, most especially after witnessing what happened with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
It seems pretty clear that not only is Michael Cohen cooperating with investigators, he is offering up his assistance to anyone who wants to know the truth about Donald Trump. And the truth looks to be of a nature that could bring Donald Trump down. Now, it is just up to the investigators to ask, and up to Congress to act.