Among the more ludicrous claims made by disloyal and disbarred convicted felon Michael Cohen, is his assessment that if President Trump fails to win the 2020 election, he would not peacefully hand over power to the winning democratic candidate.
In his closing remarks before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Cohen said, “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”
Immediately, left-wing pundits and other anti-Trumpers seized on Cohen’s words to propagate fear and loathing of the President.
After “Lying Cohen’s” internationally televised testimony, John Dean, President Richard Nixon’s former White House counsel, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he drew parallels with his own defining testimony against Nixon, saying that he shared Cohen’s fears. In the op-ed Dean said that Cohen’s warning about a violent transition “was the most troubling — actually, chilling — thing he said in his five hours before the committee.”
Dean went on to say, “Since Mr. Cohen’s warning came in his closing words, there was no opportunity for committee members to ask follow-up questions. So I double-checked with his lawyer, Lanny Davis, if I had understood Mr. Cohen’s testimony correctly. Mr. Davis responded, “He was referring to Trump’s authoritarian mind-set, and lack of respect for democracy and democratic institutions.”
Main Stream Media Fear Mongering
Dean wasn’t alone in using Cohen words to stir up fear and resentment. In a piece published in the Miami Herald and other publications, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. warned, “Should Trump lose in 2020, a smooth transition is not guaranteed.”
Like Dean, Pitts cited Cohen’s remarks and inquired: “Let that marinate a moment. And ask yourself: What happens if this guy whose self-definition, whose entire psychological structure, is founded upon a self-image as a man who always wins, loses? Can you see him quietly accepting it with dignity and grace? One can more readily imagine Mitch McConnell twerking in Times Square.”
In what Breitbart sarcastically referred to as “a stroke of originality,” Moveon.org activist Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, wrote a piece for the Guardian titled, “If Trump loses, we know what to expect: anger, fear and disruption.”
Reich again utilized Cohen’s “warning” to exclaim, “The United States is now headed by someone pathologically incapable of admitting defeat. This doesn’t bode well for the 2020 presidential election.”
Michael Cohen Is a Convict and Pathetic Liar
Before we give any credence to anything that comes out of Cohen’s disgraced mouth, let us not forget that he is convicted criminal, and has been rightfully branded a “pathetic liar,” by the White House. Cohen is a convict who pled guilty to –among other things — lying to Congress in two separate prosecutions. The prison-bound Cohen also pled guilty to violating campaign finance laws and financial crimes, including tax evasion and bank fraud.
But none of that has stopped the left from using his words to lend credence to their ridiculous narrative of fear.