President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter against his former attorney Michael Cohen on Friday morning, accusing Cohen of lying about having never asked for a presidential pardon.
Cohen swore under oath before the House Oversight Committee that he never sought a pardon from Trump. Days later, reports emerged which question the accuracy of Cohen’s testimony.
Trump, however, disputes Cohen’s recollection of events entirely.
Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
Trump’s tweet sparked a tit-for-tat between the two men. Cohen responded by calling Trump a liar and hammering the president on his treatment of the two women whose silence Cohen bought at the behest of his boss a few weeks before the 2016 election.
Just another set of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump. Mr. President…let me remind you that today is #InternationalWomensDay. You may want use today to apologize for your own #lies and #DirtyDeeds to women like Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) March 8, 2019
“Just another set of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump,” wrote Cohen. “Mr. President…let me remind you that today is #InternationalWomensDay. You may want use today to apologize for your own #lies and #DirtyDeeds to women like Karen McDougal and [Stormy Daniels].”
Cohen’s willingness to throw Trump under the bus is the mid-season entertainment we need.
Woke Michael Cohen is delicious
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 8, 2019
Holy redemption. Sing it.
— Scott Linnen (@ScottLinnen) March 8, 2019
Whomp there it is. 👀
— Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️ (@justdawn_) March 8, 2019
Cohen worked with Trump for more than a decade. We are not going to forget that it was Cohen’s job to lie for Trump and act as his “fixer” for the better part of ten years.
Not sure it's such a great idea for you to offer up this line that Cohen asked you for a pardon…as it might come up again in discovery in a way that could be awkward for you. Actually, now that I think about it, never mind. Carry on.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 8, 2019
Michael Cohen made his entire career lying for Trump. The FBI raided his personal office and hotel room so he was stuck in a hard place and couldn’t lie anymore because the federal authorities had all the evidence. Then Trump threw him under the bus so he had to come clean.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 8, 2019
If he was a bad lawyer, why did you retain him for a decade, name him VP of your closely-held family business and make him a vice financial chair of the GOP?
Even if he was a bad lawyer, he was good FOR YOU. You're just upset that he flipped and is airing your dirty laundry.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) March 8, 2019
of course he lies. why else would you hire him as a lawyer?
— jalon kollmansberger (@jkollmansberger) March 8, 2019
So a liar is calling a liar a liar. Man, I bet this is just how the Founding Fathers saw this experiment of theirs playing out.
— Ryan Tom (@palpatin64) March 8, 2019
Sure, Cohen certainly regrets getting caught, but he is doing his darnedest to make things right.