Press Secretary Sanders looks straight into the camera, lies her ass off about Trump incident
Since the groundbreaking Buzzfeed report alleging that President Donald Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress regarding his contacts with Russia, Trump has been interestingly quiet on the subject.
Press Secretary Sanders spoke with reporters today about the allegation and looked straight into the cameras and lied:
"That's absolutely ridiculous. The president's outside counsel addressed this best and said in a statement that this is categorically false."
Keep in mind: That's not exactly a denial on her part. She said the White House's counsel said that, meaning she can deny having ever said it herself.
Trump also quoted Fox News commentator Kevin Corke on what he said about Michael Cohen instead of denying it himself. It's a clever legal ploy.
Mueller is just around the corner, so they have to do this.
Among the things Cohen alleges, which he plans to reveal publicly to Congress in a formal setting:
Trump encouraged Cohen to plan a trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the election campaign to discuss a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Trump personally instructed Cohen to lie to Congress about the timeline of events to "minimize links between the Moscow Project and Individual 1." He didn't want it to interfere with his election chances.
Mueller also has more evidence of this, not just from Cohen. So, Trump's claim that Cohen is lying is harder to prove. Other Trump organization staff and internal company emails corroborate Cohen's version of the story.
Michael Cohen has already been sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement but if what he is saying is true, Trump could be impeached and removed from office.
He claims that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were also involved.