Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) recently stated that he wouldn’t mind being able to control free speech and now he just accidentally admitted there is no evidence of Russian collusion.
During an interview, Lieu called Trump an “unindicted co-conspirator” while discussing former attorney Michael Cohen’s case and sentencing to three years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple crimes, such as finance violations.
Where Lieu made a mistake is that he doesn’t reference Russian collusion, which is what everyone has been harping about since the beginning of Trump’s presidency.
Cohen may be guilty of doing shady crimes, but what does that have to do with Trump and Russia?
If there was anything going on with Russia and it was exposed through Cohen, then where is it? Cohen got busted for being a shady lawyer and that doesn’t really have anything to do with Trump, does it?
Watch Lieu’s video.
Rep. Ted Lieu: "Michael Cohen specifically says that Donald Trump directed him to make these campaign finance payments. That means we have a person sitting in the White House right now who is essentially an unindicted co-conspirator." https://t.co/6nB6mrTT9k pic.twitter.com/Zge6wN8ijk
— The Hill (@thehill) December 13, 2018
Lieu is talking about Trump possibly telling Cohen to pay off Stormy Daniels and another woman over an affair and a little bit of hush money. Where is the Russian collusion there? Doesn’t exist!
If Trump was factually involved with Stormy Daniels, then it was well before he became president. Americans can’t hold that against him as president. Lest we remind people about what Bill Clinton was doing in the White House with an intern and a cigar?
The Hill went into more detail on Lieu:
Lieu made the remarks following Cohen’s sentence of three years in federal prison stemming from eight federal charges he pleaded guilty to in August, including campaign finance violations tied to payments made in 2016 to two women alleging affairs with Trump more than a decade ago.
Federal prosecutors in a legal filing last week, appearing to refer to Trump as “Individual-1,” said Trump directed Cohen to make the payments to the two women.
“Michael Cohen specifically says that Donald Trump directed him to make these campaign finance payments,” Lieu said on CNN. “That means we have a person sitting in the White House right now who is essentially an unindicted co-conspirator.”
Lieu said it was a good day for the “rule of law” and that “no one is above it” when Cohen was sentenced to prison. Lieu stated that not even the president is above the law.
Trump sent out a tweet the other day that was a direct response to Cohen’s sentencing and the criticism Trump was likely receiving over it considering Cohen was his attorney.
Trump fired out on Twitter, that he “never directed Michael Cohen to break the law” and his point was well made.
The president likely asked his attorney to do something, but his attorney may not have considered the legal implications of what he was doing.
Or did he and he simply did not care because he was working for the President and found himself to untouchable?
Either way, Americans are still waiting for all this evidence to support Russian collusion and no one has seen it yet.
Maybe there’s a milk carton out there with “Russian Collusion” on the back.