‘I’m Not The One Who Had The Affair’: Cohen On Taking The Fall For Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

'I'm Not The One Who Had The Affair': Cohen On Taking The Fall For Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, talks with Rachel Maddow about how he ended up being the only person charged in Donald Trump's hush money scheme to keep Stormy Daniels' story from getting out. Aired on 09/08/2020.
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'I'm Not The One Who Had The Affair': Cohen On Taking The Fall For Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

75 Comments on "‘I’m Not The One Who Had The Affair’: Cohen On Taking The Fall For Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. The Political Talk | September 9, 2020 at 1:42 AM | Reply

    I like people who ADMIT their mistakes, not just spreading lies after lies!

  2. So is Trump incapable of signing his name unless he uses a huge Sharpie??

  3. What is it about Trump that people find alluring? Why do SO MANY PEOPLE put logic and reason aside and follow him? His path only leads to darkness and destruction

    • That his sins are at face value and he’s not a political tool for a bunch of cowards that use their money and their position to control the *****ing world to benefit their own means regardless of the needs of others.

    • @3LD you make good points. There is clearly a personality type that is vulnerable to manipulation, like-mindedness and perhaps a bit of lazy complacency.

    • @Sue Howie and so dangerous, especially when in power positions.

    • deborah DeborahR | September 9, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

      trump’s act only works on an audience. I’ve never been in one of his audience, so I’m not qualified to answer that.

    • Stay Hungry – congratulations! Quite an achievement – there’s more bull in that first 3 line sentence than there is in a Big Mac.

  4. 🇺🇸🌟🇺🇸🌟🇺🇸🌟🇺🇸🌟🇺🇸
    Our Only Hope!

  5. Because Bill Barr is AG – that’s why he’s the only one charged

  6. Time will bring justice and this inhuman will pay

  7. trump had the affair, jr signs the check, trump signs the check and Cohen goes to jail. Can’t really say that makes him unreliable

    • Trump’s ardent supporters immediately dismiss Cohen because he lied to congress for Trump but they don’t see any irony in that.

    • John Swo, Trump cultists believe Trump over Cohen because Cohen was caught and admits Cohen lied to Congress, yet they ignore Cohen only did it because Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress because Trump lies and requires lying, and despite that Trump supporters dismiss that Trump is lying to them too.

  8. Jackyc1234 Clark | September 9, 2020 at 2:03 AM | Reply

    I like this guy . He see’s all sides and doesn’t have to blame other’s . Even signs of a sense of humor . Have you ever seen Trump honestly happy ? The only time he laughs or smiles is when he’s tearing someone down .

    • Jackyc1234 Clark | September 9, 2020 at 4:24 AM | Reply

      @Simon Read I figured he wasn’t worried because the election will be over .

    • Yes, I’ve seen Trump when he was truly happy. It was the day he has the Russians in at the Oval Office with no other Americans there with him. Trump has just tweet-fired FBI Director Comey because he was stupid enough to think that alone would end the investigation into his conspiracy with the Russian Government to steal the 2016 election.

    • Go read about Cohen, the dude is so **** crooked he HAS to act happy.

    • @Simon Read It shows he’s objective, stop trying to take it out of context. If he broke the law he should go to jail or worse.

    • deborah DeborahR | September 9, 2020 at 3:14 PM | Reply

      trump isn’t capable of true happiness, because no matter how much he has….it’s never enough.

  9. Isn’t it crazy? He’s sentenced of covering a crime, but the ones who committed the crimes are not. How can you acknowledge that there was a crime and arrest the front man and not the criminals?

    • J B yes, but it used to be more discrete, and once they were caught they would resign, this is bizarre, happens in plain sight, and they don’t resign and tell you: so what, force me

    • @Damian I’m astonished at the fact you state.
      Take for instance the senator caught in an airport mensroom bathroom trying to pick up guys. He “picked up” a cop.
      After that humimatuon he refused at 1st to resign. However trump beats all. 21k lies to date and not a care in the world.

    • Gaynor Gregory | September 9, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @J B what total rubbish. Pretending that trump is just ‘politics as usual’ is utterly crass.

    • Gaynor Gregory | September 9, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @Thumper actually the details of your response are more aligned with how I responded to JB, rather than being in agreement with him. The events you mention are all very recent, and prove my point that trump is far from ‘politics as usual’.

    • Excellent point!

  10. tenina anderson | September 9, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    People please take your voters ballots to your local voters registration office instead of mailing them are

  11. Norwegian Troll | September 9, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

    This is how the mafia works. You have to take a bullet for the boss.

  12. Jose Castorena | September 9, 2020 at 2:21 AM | Reply

    It takes a man to ADMIT his MISTAKES

    • A man is something Trump can’t even aspire to because he’s stuck in his development in about a seventh grader’s level. It’s sad Trump is so mentally unfit for adulthood let alone to be in high office.

    • John Swo seventh grader? More like 2nd grader’s level. Bing bing bom bom.

  13. Anyone else see Cohen as a sympathetic character, despite being terribly flawed?

    • @3LD I don’t think anyone with any real power sees Trump as powerful, I just think they see someone they can manipulate easily. I’m quite sure they didn’t count on his insane ramblings being so prominent though.

      As for Cohen, you’re a better man than i for believing him. I’m certain he has very few morals, he’s just doing what gets him the most money. At this moment, confessing Trump’s crimes does so. If he would have been offered me ore to stay quiet, he would.

    • @3LD Insecure? low-self esteem? You don’t know who you’re talking about. We Don’t see him like that; All we have to do is listen to you and how you would support someone who is worse than he is. Cohen is an even bigger sell-out p.o.s. than Obama. At least this POTUS isn’t giving this country away; literally for nothing but a “would-be legacy” that would only last if people kept rewriting history. No… the reason why we support the d-bag is b/c he is the lesser of two evils; if you can’t see that then you’re missing the real red flags.

    • I would be proud of him being my father

    • @Zechariah Cameron You need to work on your evaluation skills. He is clearly telling the truth. Every word is the truth.

    • Bolivar Ruiz - Williams | September 13, 2020 at 8:09 AM | Reply

      Not me, he was part of the game until he got ejected.

  14. Is always like that, the criminals walk free but he ones that tell about the crime go to prison. Ex: Assange, Snowden etc…

  15. Vote Blue to get ALL of those in this conspiracy that helped and enabled Trump. Cohen took the fall for many of them. We want ALL of them in jail!

    • That’s how president Dump got in office. All Republicans voted Red
      without doing any research on his background. Lazy voters let candidates
      like Donald in office.

  16. Well done Michael Cohen, you have redeemed yourself.

  17. I believe Cohen. Vile Trump ONLY cares for unrepentant lying rats who cover up for him in exchange for future rewards or treats!

  18. Don’t worry Mike, Trump and his kids time will come.

    • @J B Not one solitary thing you commented on is a rebuttal to Trump’s obvious lies caught on video, therefore they’re what-about-isms. I never said one solitary thing about context, never once. They are lies on their own, and you can’t rebut them directly, because you can’t. I’m sorry that Trump’s obvious and readily provable lies makes you feel like I am trying to “ram” my agenda (which I have not given you enough information to know what if any agenda I may have) down your throat, but it is your failure to be able to rebut directly the evidence of Trump’s lies that is at fault, and apparently your inability to deal with facts. You are feeling caught, because you can’t defend yourself, and it is your agenda that is at odds with facts you can’t explain. That’s on you, not me.

    • Gaynor Gregory | September 9, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply

      @J B what has where their daughter worked got to do with anything?! Again you seemingly fail to understand the essentials of the legal ramifications, or that your only defence of the BIGGEST CROOK ever to sit in the WH, is some shoddy finger pointing at the family that used to live there, MORE than 3.5 years ago. Your ranting is delusional and crass, and frankly you can shake your goddamned head until it falls off, but it’s not going to strengthen your argument one tiny iota.

    • Gaynor Gregory | September 9, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      @Steel Bill word.

    • @Sarah McCoy
      You can’t pardon someone who hasn’t been to trial and been found guilty.
      All they have to do is wait until the next POTUS enters the WH, and then proceed with the trial.
      They can spend the time beforehand collecting evidence and testimony.
      I doubt Pence would have the backbone to pardon Donald. Mother wouldn’t approve.

    • @Bill Bill karma has it’s way of punishing people, remember the trumps are not above the law and untouchable their time is coming and when it does the world will see it.

  19. The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns.
    The “genius” who hides his college grades.
    The “self-made man” who tax dodged a $413M “gift” from daddy’s real estate empire.
    The “businessman” who bankrupted 3 casinos and lost over $1B in 10 yrs.
    The “playboy” who pays for $ех.
    The “Christian”, twice-divorced philanderer, who never asks God for forgiveness.
    The “man of the Bible” who declined to name even one of his favorite Bible verses.
    The “ge ntleman and champion for all women” who ordered his golf club managers to fire every woman who was not young enough and attractive enough.
    The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity.
    The “patriot” who dodged the draft; family tradition: grandfather was kicked out of Bavaria for draft-dodging, father bribed a doctor tenant to exempt Donald from military service.
    The “paragon of honesty” whose new immigration rules would have kept his and his senior anti-immigration adviser Stephen Miller’s grandparents out.
    The “steadfast defender of our nation’s borders” who married an alleged undocumented immigrant and illegal worker who sponsored her parents into the country by “chain migration”.
    The “staunch Republican” who donated to Democrats at all gov’t levels: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Anthony Weiner, Harry Reid, Andrew Cuomo, Terry McAuliffe, Eliot Spitzer.
    The “innocent man” who refuses to testify.
    The “President” who takes no responsibility.
    The “tough, strong man“ who wears makeup and hairspray but never a mask.
    The “deal maker” who has yet to close a deal.

    If America reelects this guy, it deserves the dystopian future that follows.

    • “If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over. I mean, it’s no good. So I’m very liberal when it comes to health care. I believe in universal health care. I believe in whatever it takes to make people well and better.”
      ― The Donald @ Larry King Live, October 1999

      “A friend of mine was in Scotland recently. He got very, very sick. They took him by ambulance and he was there for four days. He was really in trouble, and they released him and he said, ‘Where do I pay?’ And they said, ‘There’s no charge.’ Not only that, he said it was like great doctors, great care. I mean we could have a great system in this country.”
      ― The Donald @ The David Letterman Show, January 2015

      “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. We’re going to have a healthcare that is far less expensive and far better.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with The Washington Post, January 2017

      “Hillary’s always surrounded herself with very good people, I think Hillary would do a good job [as president].”
      [praising Hillary Clinton as a Democratic presidential candidate who could make a good deal with Iran.]
      ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, September 2007

      “I know [Hillary Clinton] and she’d make a good president or good vice president.”
      [speaking of the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries]
      ― The Donald @ “Trumped!”, a syndicated radio feature, 2008

      “Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman. I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard. And I think, again, she’s given an agenda, it is not all of her, but I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job [since joining the Obama administration as Secretary of State]. I like her.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, March 2012

      “I know [Hillary Clinton] very well, and I know her husband very well, and I like them both. They are just really terrific people. I like them both very much. But I think you’ll be looking at the record of Hillary Clinton. And how did she do as secretary of state? Probably above and beyond everybody else and everything else.”
      [speaking after the 2012 Benghazi attack]
      ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News, August 2013

      “I really believe the Republicans are just too crazy right. I mean, what’s going on [in that party] is just nuts.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press”, October 1999

      “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat. I’ve been around a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. …we’ve had some pretty bad disaster[s] under the Republicans.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

      [Flip-flopping on the electoral college: from “disaster” to “genius”]

      [Trump in 2012, when it appeared that Mitt Romney might win the popular vote but lose the electoral college]
      [Trump deleted the following tweets:]
      “[Obama] lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” (Nov. 6)
      “The phoney [sic] electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!” (Nov. 6)
      “More votes equals a loss… revolution!” (Nov. 7)
      [The following tweets remained:]
      “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” (Nov. 7)
      “Lets fight like Неll and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.” (Nov. 7)
      “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” (Nov. 7)
      “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” (Nov. 7)
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2012

      [Trump in 2016, after winning the electoral college with narrow wins in three states, while losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes]
      “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!” (Nov. 15)
      “If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily” (Nov. 15)
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2016

      “Mitt is tough. He is smart. He is sharp. He is not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love. So Gov. Romney, go out and get em. You can do it.”
      ― The Donald @ “Trump endorses Mitt Romney for president”, CBS News, February 2012

      “[Mitt Romney] is a choke artist… He doesn’t have what it takes to be president, that I can tell you.”
      [responding to Mitt Romney’s March 3, 2016 anti-Trump speech at the University of Utah accusing Trump of being a fraud]
      ― The Donald @ campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 2016

      “I don’t want to pivot… If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with Wisconsin television station WKBT, August 2016

      “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”
      ― The Donald @ campaign rally in Iowa, January 2016

      “I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular [i.e. cabinet] positions I just don’t want a poor person.”
      ― The Donald @ rally in Iowa, June 2017

      “I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.”
      ― The Donald @ Playboy, March 1990

      “Let our politicians give back our police department’s power to keep us safe. Unshackle them from the constant chant of ‘police brutality’…”
      ― The Donald @ “Bring Back the Ðeath Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”, a newspaper ad, May 1989

      [Speaking of his admiration for strong authoritarian government]
      “Q: What were your other impressions of the Soviet Union?
      A: I was very unimpressed. Their system is a disaster. What you will see there soon is a revolution; the signs are all there with the demonstrations and picketing. Russia is out of control and the leadership knows it. That’s my problem with Gorbachev. Not a firm enough hand.
      Q: You mean firm hand as in China?
      A: When the students poured into Tiananmen Square [in 1989], the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak… as being spit on by the rest of the world.”
      ― The Donald @ Playboy, March 1990

      “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.”
      ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

      “It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
      [speaking of having $ex and referring to women’s geпitals as “potential landmines”.]
      ― The Donald @ interview on The Howard Stern Show, November 1997

      “Vagiпa is expensive.”
      ― The Donald @ his second wedding, as retold on The Howard Stern Show, 1997

      “Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I’ll be dating you.”
      [to two ⒕-year-old girls in 1992, after asking the girls how old they were. The girls were part of a youth choir performing a carol concert outside Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel.]
      ― The Donald @ Chicago Tribune, December 1992

      “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2013

      “You can’t con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
      ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

      “I’m gоіng tо tеll yоu whаt I rеаlly thіnk оf Dоnаld Trump. Thіs mаn іs а pаthоlоgіcаl lіаr. Hе dоеsn’t knоw thе dіffеrеncе bеtwееn truth аnd lіеs. Hе lіеs prаctіcаlly еvеry wоrd thаt cоmеs оut оf hіs mоuth… а nаrcіssіst аt а lеvеl I dоn’t thіnk thіs cоuntry hаs еvеr sееn… Wе аrе stаrіng аt thе аbуss.”
      ― Tеd Сruz @ prеss cоnfеrеncе, mоrnіng оf Indіаnа Rеpublіcаn prіmаry, Mаy 2016

      “Givе me ten years, and you will not recognize Germany anymore!”
      ― Adolf Schicklgruber @ election slogan, 1933


    • the “genius” that cheated sat score by having someone take the exam for him.
      the “super genius” that cheated his way into college.
      the “warrior” that fake bone​ spurs to dodge the draft.
      the “christian” that cheated his wife.

  20. Their is no loyalty in Trump world. He uses you and throws you away!! Ask Kanye!!🤣

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