Rep. Dan Goldman: Michael Cohen Is an Admitted Perjurer and a Liar

‘Donald Trump does not care about the law’
By Grabien Staff


GOLDMAN: “The question is how he is on cross-examination. They were very smart to put him so late in the trial. Because what is happening now is, as he is on direct examination, he’s testifying, and the jury is seeing how what he is saying is consistent with what David Pecker said, with what Stormy Daniels said, with what other witnesses said. Because the D.A. knows that they are going to have to corroborate him, because he is an admitted perjurer, he is an admitted liar, he has testified inconsistently on the stand, so he is either lying one time or the other, and he will be really skewered on cross-examination for that. So in order to use him effectively, they’ll rely heavily on that recording where he’s very much corroborated about what he says about Karen McDougal, and they’re going to rely very much on the consistent statements that he made with all of the other witnesses. It remains to be seen today on cross-examination whether he can hold up and accept responsibility for lying on the stand before or lying to Congress. And he will say, of course, ‘Yes, I lied, and I did that for Donald Trump, your client,’ and that’ll be effective. The technical defenses or the technical aspects of the case do remain to be seen, but I think the critical thing here that they are really showing over and over and over, both for this trial and just generally, is that Donald Trump just doesn’t care about election law. He doesn’t care about campaign finance law. He welcomed Russian interference in 2016. He tried to hide the Stormy Daniels stuff because it came, especially on the heels of the ‘Access Hollywood’ and he thought he was done. Everything thought he was done. So they’re doing a very effective job of showing that this man simply doesn’t care about that law.”

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