Michael Cohen’s testimony against Donald Trump was believable, holds Michael J. Stern of USA Today. While Republicans have attacked him for lying in the past, these lies were told to protect his former client, the US president. There could be few other reason for disguising the payment to Stormy Daniels, which could have hurt Trump’s election results. The notion that Cohen cannot be trusted because of this is erroneous. To uncover a conspiracy it takes eyewitnesses that were part of it and aren’t necessarily good people. Republicans are trying to undermine Cohen because his revelations are so dangerous to Trump.
Michael Cohen’s history of lying indicates that his latest revelations about Donald Trump should be met with skepticism, argues Hans A. von Spakovsky of Fox News. He will be serving a 3-year prison sentence for lying to the IRS, several financial institutions and Congress. Additionally, he is violating the attorney-client privilege between himself and Trump. It is likely that he is using his testimony to reduce his own sentence by putting all the blame on the president. Democrats are happy to believe everything he says, as it makes Trump look bad. Rather than pursuing the truth here, they are looking for dirt on the president.