After his former attorney and devoted "fixer" Michael Cohen pleaded guilty for lying to Congress regarding efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, President Donald Trump snapped back at his former ally.
The President claimed that Michael Cohen was lying about being guilty of lying in order to receive a reduced sentence...for lying.
"He's a weak person and by being weak, unlike other people that you watch, uh, he's a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence, so he's lying about a project that everybody knew about, I mean we were very open with it."
Watch the stunning video below.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump responds to Michael Cohen plea deal: "He's a weak person, and what he's trying to do is get a… https://t.co/L7HxjNrW2u— ABC News (@ABC News)1543506423.0
Cohen pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI and paying hush money to two different women at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to conceal their past affairs with then-candidate Trump. However, Cohen's latest admission is brand new and comes as a surprise to many.
The President — who recently submitted written testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding his campaign's possible conspiracy with Russia — has increased his attacks on the entire investigation over the last couple of days.
So much happening with the now discredited Witch Hunt. This total Hoax will be studied for years!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1543466343.0
Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime? At the same time Mueller and the Angry Democrats aren’… https://t.co/LkjfGX2QLO— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1543492456.0
When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or… https://t.co/9CkDPhs5pS— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1543493772.0
These tweets and the statements from this morning lead many to believe that the walls are closing in on the President.
@ABC The Liar and Chief is launching personal attacks against his main man and fixer. He's SCARED and now has to re… https://t.co/ZiAxCSowJs— Regina (@Regina)1543506745.0
@ABC LOL! Trump calls Cohen weak, but the reality is Trump knows Cohen has exposed him. That freight train of collu… https://t.co/MLzfyyUuRO— Carly Reim (@Carly Reim)1543508188.0
@ABC Trumpkins, it's all unraveling. This Cohen news today will be the fun part in the Trump administration movie 5… https://t.co/A7UdOjjV5n— Merida Montero 🌊 (@Merida Montero 🌊)1543507296.0
@ABC Bla..bla..bla....😂😂he is cornered!!!!!— Cassie. (@Cassie.)1543506678.0
Cohen's guilty plea today and Trump's response is the most recent development in Mueller's investigation after a previously quiet period ahead of the 2018 midterms.
In addition to chastising Cohen's so-called weakness, the President said he only hired Cohen — who worked for him for over a decade — as his personal attorney because Cohen had done him a favor at one point.
Twitter thought that was rich.
@ABC Favors, paying off his multiple sexual favor partners.— Miss Colleen (@Miss Colleen)1543507335.0
@ABC O ok 👀— Jeremy Rosenberg (@Jeremy Rosenberg)1543507181.0
@ABC Cohen pulled a thorn from Trump's tiny paw.— Bob B🎼🎸 (@Bob B🎼🎸)1543507206.0
Some claim that Trump's statements on the White House lawn this morning are themselves an inadvertent admission of guilt.
@ABC Hmm.. so a REDUCED sentence... Meaning that there is something he NEEDS to be sentenced for?🤔🤔🤔— Myra 💫 (@Myra 💫)1543506604.0
It wasn't long until the President's current attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined the fray, echoing the sentiments of his client:
"Michael Cohen is a liar. It's no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He's a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence."
It went about as well as you'd expect.
Giuliani, today: “Michael Cohen is a liar. It's no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He's a proven liar...” Gi… https://t.co/H2sQeyHsQu— Peter Alexander (@Peter Alexander)1543508995.0
@HallieJackson The delusion is strong here.— That B*#ch Val (@That B*#ch Val)1543509181.0
Giuliani says cohen a "proven" liar... unlike Rudy's client who is the most honest, perhaps in the whole world, eve… https://t.co/BlKGZh9J99— A Saint I Ain't (@A Saint I Ain't)1543509275.0
While indictments, plea deals, and other developments continue to trickle in, the extent of the Trump campaign's direct involvement — if any — has yet to be confirmed. But the fear and desperation in Trump and his allies' responses have been telling.