The bigger the lie, the bigger the backlash when you get caught. Especially if you tell those lies to the American public on national television… repeatedly. If you are going to tell a lie involving the actions of other people, and they can prove you wrong. You are dependent on them keeping quiet and not blowing you out of the water. They, on the other hand, own you until such a time as the lie is exposed and their silence has no more value.
Trump has stated again and again both during the Presidential campaign and after becoming President that, “I have no dealing with Russia.” Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty today to having lied to Congress on several details involving the Trump Tower Moscow project, all of which Russia knew about and had the ability to expose at any time.
One particular lie involved an Email Cohen sent to Putin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, asking for help in getting a deal done. The lie was that the Email was sent to a general account and was never responded to. We learned today that the letter was followed up by a call from President Putin’s office and that efforts were ongoing to get the project off the ground. President Putin knew of the lies Trump was telling the American public. Trump had to know that he knew. Putin’s silence and Trump’s inexplicable subservience to Russia now have an explanation. Trump has been Putin’s puppet since at least then and we now know one reason why.
Adam Schiff (D-CA 28th District) is the incoming Chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. He promised at least twice today that he will investigate not only the Trump Tower Moscow project but also Russian money laundering into the Trump Organization, which Devin Nunes and the Republicans have refused to investigate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is bearing down on Trump allies Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi and their coordination with Wikileaks to release the Podesta emails hacked by Russia.
The conspiracy case is becoming public before our eyes although Fox News keeps saying there’s nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Before taking Air Force One to Argentina for a summit with world leaders. Trump gave a desperate impromptu press conference in which he called Michael Cohen “weak” and “a liar.” All the while trying to bluster through the fact that his own weak lies have been exposed.
Is this the beginning of the end?