Michael Cohen might be caught in another major lie in today’s hearing, blowing a gaping hole in his story that President Donald Trump was given “secret intel” about a WikiLeaks dump of emails.
It seems like that was just another lie.
Cohen was exposed when Paul Sperry, former D.C. bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily, provided evidence that the outrageous claim can be debunked by public records, blowing a hole in Cohen’s hearing and exposing the lie.
Cohen stated that: “he overheard Stone tipping off Trump to pending email drop by Assange on July 19, 2016, as if they had illicit insider info, but Assange had already announced publicly he planned to release emails the previous month (June 12, 2016)”
However, as Sperry indicated in a Tweet, the email drop by Assange was already made public record a month before what Cohen said. It was like Cohen saying there would be a great movie coming out this week, but it really came out last month and the public already saw it.
BREAKING: Cohen claims he overheard Stone tipping off Trump to pending email drop by Assange on July 19, 2016, as if they had illicit insider info, but Assange had already announced publicly he planned to release emails the previous month (June 12, 2016):https://t.co/Qo56q4nkcv
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 27, 2019
The evidence comes from an article published in The Guardian on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
The story was titled “WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails – Julian Assange” and it dived right into the Hillary Clinton scandal and dropping her emails to the public.
The article, posted a month before the time frame Cohen suggested, started off by stating “Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organization is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state.”
A screenshot of the article shows the date.
Cohen and his alleged lies have dug him into a hole so deep he may not be out of it for years.
Cohen has stated during today’s hearing, to Glenn Grothman, that he will request a reduced sentence.
What else will Cohen lie about? A lot, based on his testimony today.