RUSH: Months ago, weeks ago, this Michael Cohen guy was another reason why Trump should never have been elected. Now Michael Cohen’s a hero. Michael Cohen is one of the greatest assets this bunch of people has ever run into. Now they love Michael Cohen.
In truth, when they’re through with him, they won’t have anything to do with him, and if he goes to jail, they’ll applaud that too. Right now they’ve got Michael Cohen thinking that they’re gonna let him in the club because he’s doing such great work in helping them get rid of Donald Trump. Meanwhile, everything that Michael Cohen allocuted to is not a crime where it involves Donald Trump. I’ve looked at this. I knew it yesterday and the day before when I said so. These payments to these women are not crimes. They are not campaign violations, campaign finance violations.
They do not constitute illegal acts in any way, shape, manner, or form. No matter who made the payment, no matter who reimbursed the payment, no matter who wrote the check, no matter who signed the check, no matter who delivered the money! None of it is illegal! Michael Cohen pled guilty to things that are not illegal! Because they’ve got him on so many other things that he did that are. This guy has got apparently tax fraud for years and years and years. I mean, he’s got more financial problems than you can conceive of, and they’re letting him out of most of that in order for saying what they wanted him to say about Trump and the checks to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
By the way, Professor Dershowitz got a little frustrated ’cause he’s got a bunch of these people that he taught as a law professor at Harvard, they’re on television now claiming Dershowitz doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he says exactly what I just said. So Dershowitz has written a column: I have been teaching criminal law for 50 years. I’m wrong? No way. I’m right, and they’re wrong.
Professor Dershowitz is saying the same thing. There isn’t any crime. Cohen describing either what he did or what Trump asked him to do, there isn’t any crime. And there’s something else. Grab audio sound bite number 1.
I missed this yesterday, but I caught this last night so I told ’em I want this today. I did mention, Michael Cohen is mentioned in the dossier, the Trump dossier, the golden showers dossier. In the dossier it is said that Michael Cohen traveled to Prague in the Czech Republic to have meetings with Russians to plan the collusion that would lead to Trump and Putin stealing the election. It mentions that Cohen went there a bunch of times.
Cohen has said repeatedly he’s never been there. He’s never been to Prague. He’s shown his passport that doesn’t have Prague on it. It doesn’t have the Czech Republic on it. It doesn’t matter; the Drive-Bys and others have kept saying that he was there. And one of the reasons that Mueller and the gang pursued Cohen was because of the dossier, which is, again, a total pack of lies. Well, Lanny Davis stepped in it yesterday talking to F. Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily. Here is the sound bite. This is Lanny, I’ll guarantee you he wishes he could have this back.
TODD: Can you say definitively whether you know if Michael Cohen ever was in Prague in 2016?
DAVIS: Never, never in Prague. Did I make that — never, never —
TODD: Never in Prague.
DAVIS: — in Prague. Ever.
TODD: Without —
DAVIS: Ever. And we were — just to let your viewers know what we’re talking about, is that the dossier, so-called, mentions his name 14 times, one of which is a meeting with Russians in Prague.
DAVIS: Fourteen times false.
RUSH: So in his zest to defend his scummy client, Lanny Davis admits and helps pile on the reality that the dossier is a bunch of crap, a load of it, in fact, that Cohen was never there. Now, this is important because Cohen being in Prague has been utilized by people on the Mueller side of things and on the DOJ, FBI side of things who desperately want that dossier to have elements of truth in it. The point is, Michael Cohen, no matter what he says, no matter what the prosecutors demand that he say, Michael Cohen has not a shred of evidence, news, credibility on the premise of this whole thing, and that is Russian collusion.
RUSH: Now let me tell you what Trump meant when he said that flipping should be outlawed. What he meant was — and he’s not the most articulate guy around, but if you take the time to understand Donald Trump, which these people haven’t, they continue to construct this caricature that is Trump, and it’s possessed by and shaped by sheer hatred. I mean, the poison of hatred is so obviously flowing through all of these people.
Here’s what Trump meant by flipping ought to be outlawed. He’s talking about the process of prosecutors squeezing, threatening, imprisoning, impoverishing somebody to lie! It’s what happened to Flynn! All of these people, they got Cohen, folks, they got Cohen to agree to commit to crimes he did not commit. These charges will never be tested in court.
Cohen goes before the judge and says that he did this crime and that crime because the prosecutors are squeezing him to ruin him on other areas of illegality where he has perhaps committed crimes, but the target is Trump. The crimes that he admitted to committing regarding Trump and the payment to the women are not criminal, they’re not criminal acts. Trump’s talking about the fact prosecutors should not be able to lie and threaten people with ruination to get them to lie.
RUSH: So Michael Cohen pled guilty to things that are not crimes because prosecutors are desperate to claim that Trump committed a crime. But the farce of Cohen pleading guilty to a crime that isn’t a crime is the only reason he was given such a sweetheart deal. But, I mean, this is what I mean about the daily minutia. This is just one of probably 10 things today.
There was a Fox News poll today. And I haven’t seen all of it. One of the numbers, if I’ve got this right, there’s a bunch of polling data out there, if I’ve got this right, a new Fox News poll shows that all of a sudden 59% of the American people now approve of the Mueller investigation, up from 48% after these two convictions, after Cohen and after Manafort. And I think Trump’s approval number in the Fox News poll is down to 45%.
So of course the Drive-Bys are harping all over it. Whenever Fox has negative news for Trump, all of a sudden Fox News is very, very credible. Fox News is very worthwhile being singled out and pointed to.