Michael Cohen Cancels SSCI Testimony…

The Michael Cohen testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), headed by Chairman Richard Burr and Vice-Chair Mark Warner [A Sketchy Couple], has been cancelled citing the medical condition of Mr. Cohen:

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen has postponed his third scheduled congressional testimony, his lawyer said Monday, casting further doubt on the prospect of the former fixer for President Trump returning to Capitol Hill before reporting to prison next month.

“The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has accepted Mr. Cohen’s request for postponement of tomorrow’s hearing due to post-surgery medical needs,” his lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in a statement on Monday. Details of Cohen’s surgery were not immediately clear.

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Cohen in January, according to Davis. He was requested to appear on Feb. 12, a source familiar with the matter said. “A future date will be announced by the Committee,” Davis added in his statement. (read more)

This is the third time Cohen’s testimony to congress has been cancelled and re-scheduled. The HPSCI (Adam Schiff) announced last week that Cohen’s closed-door testimony was postponed until later this month; and that followed Cohen pulling out of a previously scheduled open hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee (Elijah Cummings).

Following the prior cancellations Michael Cohen’s political handler, Lanny Davis, told MSNBC that Cohen “expects to appear on the 28th of February” to a closed session in front of the HPSCI (Chairman Schiff), and would “probably” testify in public before the House Oversight Committee sometime in late February. Cohen is scheduled to report to federal prison on March 6th.

According to prior communication, as relayed by Representative Jim Jordan, Cohen’s apolitical lawyer, Guy Petrillo, said Mr. Cohen would not be able to discuss anything concerning the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.  [Mueller continues to be the shield] Therefore it would appear the Cummings committee intent has always been to script an impeachment or obstruction narrative -against the President- without Cohen able to answer specific questions.

It is very likely Cohen’s cooperation with congress was part of the reason why the start of his prison sentence was deferred from December 2018 until March 6th, 2019. With that in mind, Chairman Cummings and Chairman Schiff previously let the cat out of the bag when they responded to Cohen and informed him they would not accept his refusal to comply:

“Nevertheless, when our Committees began discussions with Mr. Cohen’s attorney, not appearing before Congress was never an option. […] We expect Mr. Cohen to appear before both Committees, and we remain engaged with his counsel about his upcoming appearances.”  [Link to Oversight]

Obviously there was some pre-planning to exploit Cohen’s appearance before the congressional session even began.  The sequencing of the democrat plan seems to remain intact (Cohen, then Mueller).  However, the timing of their strategy seems to have been upended.

If AG William Barr gets a full senate confirmation vote before the end of this week, the best laid plans of the democrats might be further disrupted….

“Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face” ~ Mike Tyson

 

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115 Responses to Michael Cohen Cancels SSCI Testimony…

  1. bunkers says:

    “Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face”

    That was my exact comment a couple of weeks back in regards to the Democratic plan for the impeachment of POTUS – I believe this is 1 of 2 places he will utilize his ultimate leverage of declassification. The other being his reelection.

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  2. Derangement Syndrome says:

    I wonder if the “Mulehead/Barr wives go to bible study together” story was leaked to get Trump to not pick him? Hmmm….

    Liked by 3 people

  3. donnyvee says:

    I’m a fair minded person. I would call this out no matter what in the interest of fairness. Why is it that no one in Demo-land is ever referred to as a “fixer?”

    Liked by 7 people

    • riverelf says:

      Hahahahahaha. Sigh. Hahahahahahahaha.

      Liked by 1 person

    • rogerdat says:

      yeah, you’re right. * like *

      Democrat Fixer David Kendall for one…………

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    • Sgt Stryker says:

      Cohen has been a Demoncrat for most of his adult? life.
      He switched parties in 2015 for about a year.

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      • andyocoregon says:

        Did Cohen have a sex change operation recently?

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        • Amy2 says:

          I thought the turn around time from cataract surgery was pretty quick?

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          • Carrie2 says:

            Amy2, having had cataracts removed and my Lasik returned, I went home the same day with some eye drops to use and nothing more. The lens go in and the cornea back over it and that is all that is involved. No more wearing masks or eye covers as in times past. The removal and replacement of the new lens doesn’t take either. And by the way, I am many years older than Cohen, the disaster of an attorney and thank God only 1 yr. with Trump and sounds like he was a “plant” as well. He has so many other criminal acts to contend with and I can only suppose those he owes a lot of money to are out in the cold as he apparently had and has no money. Pity his family because I think he never told them that status of anything. This could mean any home or property he had could be taken over to help pay down the debts. Also I get the creepy feeling that he spent the $130K because of his connection to Stormy because if a NDA was involved, why didn’t Stormy show it? Worked many years in law and the whole thing smells to heaven.

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            • Amy2 says:

              Yes, my mom had the surgery and I took my mother-in-law for hers. I hope you had as great a result as they did! And yes, the whole thing stinks. Any reason is possible in his crazy world. ‘Feel sorry for his family.

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        • mike says:

          I think his head got stuck up his ass and had to be removed surgically.

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    • GB Bari says:

      They definitely are (not necessarily using that exact term) but it’s not reported by any MSM if that is to what you are referring.

      For example, Sundance right here in CTH has frequently brough attention to the corrupt liars and Decepticons who have been covering for the corrupt criminals in the DOJ, FBI, DemocRAT Party, UniParty, and Media who participated (and continue to participate) in the attempted coup against POTUS. In many instances, the coverup person can accurately be labeled a “fixer,”

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  4. ALEX says:

    Perhaps he decided not to be exploited anymore now his sentence is coming. Reading articles about him even his family mention his split personality and his ego is legendary. A last minute surgery fits the bill for this level of Shyster…. but will see….

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  5. Bullseye says:

    Now lets see if Ms Lindsey delays Barr’s confirmation..

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  6. Mark L. says:

    With the analogy fresh to the board, has any of these Democrat punks ever been punched in the face? It may be about time.

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  7. andy says:

    SUBPOENA SIDE SHOW IN
    THREE

    TWO

    ONE

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  8. TigerBear says:

    “If AG William Barr gets a full senate confirmation vote before the end of this week, the best laid plans of the democrats might be further disrupted….”

    Um…. Now I’m thinking Turtle will make sure Barr’s confirmation is postponed.
    We’ll see, and I hope I’m wrong.

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  9. Johnny Bravo says:

    I’m not a man moved to violence, but i’d make an exception in the case of the sociocrats and their lunatic congress leaders!

    Here, give me a paperbag, I’m hyper-ventilating 😣💥😂

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  10. andy says:

    what if the delay in incarceration was due to scheduled surgery and not weaponized testimony?

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Maybe, maybe not.
      I believe that inmates are taken under guard to a hospital for medical procedures that can’t be performed in the jail’s own sick bay.

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  11. wodiej says:

    That picture of Mueller makes me think of what Satan looks like. As for Cohen, I have not kept up on the details, but the Clintons have murdered people, funneled money to their supposed charity fund and not done a day of jail time. Seems off balance to me.

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Litl – Thought it was also very interesting that dcclothesline.com has been suspended from FaceBook for their reporting. Plus, Oprah – what a fool she is. You can spot this con man a mile away….Thanks for the post.

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      • fred5678 says:

        Daily Mail tells the story — Oprah, Bubba, and faith healing — what could go wrong???

        “…A woman who helped to bring down a Brazilian faith healer accused of sex abuse has taken her own life in Spain.

        Sabrina Bittencourt, 38, died at her home in Barcelona just days after accusing John of God – real name Joao Teixeira de Faria – of running a ‘sex slave farm’.

        She claimed young girls were held captive in a farming operation which exported babies on the black market.

        The women would be murdered after ten years of having babies in the alleged scheme run by the 77-year-old celebrity faith healer, who was arrested last year after hundreds of women accused him of abuse, she said. …”

        “…Hundreds of around the world have already accused John of God of sexually abusing them during healing sessions.

        The faith healer became a wanted man after ten women accused him of abuse during a late night chat show on Brazil’s Globo TV network last year.

        After the initial interview on TV authorities were reportedly contacted by more than 600 other accusers, including Faria’s adult daughter, Dalva Teixeira.

        He was arrested in December and remanded in custody before being charged with rape and sexual assault. …”

        The faith healer gained international fame in 2010 when Oprah Winfrey visited his retreat to interview him for her talk show.

        Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and supermodel Naomi Campbell are among those rumoured to have visited him. ”

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6664777/Woman-arrest-John-God-takes-life.html

        Oprah had a very accepting interview of his “faith healing” abilities. Sheeesh!

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  12. spr says:

    I would like to use a a nice big metal bat on several of the people in DC…hell almost all of them including GOP scum

    Liked by 1 person

    • montanamel says:

      YOU go there spr…. Now, tell us what you REALLY think, OK?
      Myself, I’m partial to those hollow aluminum ones….such a satisfying THuNK…
      Brings back fond memories of Clear & Present Danger, eh?… You go Ryan…give it to him!
      Check-6

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  13. Merle Marks says:

    “post-surgery medical needs”….can only assume he needs testosterone injections due to the neutering that has been done…

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Kleen says:

    His attorney already said he wasn’t going to talk about the investigation and only talk about his personal anecdotes.

    So, testify about anecdotes…

    While taking a chance of perjuring himself.
    Cohen is being used and abused like a monkey in a circus.

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  15. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Got beat up or fell off a bar stool a little while back. Now post-surgery medical needs from out of nowhere. Would unforeseen complications be next?

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Coast says:

    Sounds like the democrat plans are working about as well as a lead balloon.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. montanamel says:

    Cue the Horse’s head to land on his porch….or, the wake up seane in bed…on the 3rd of March!

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  18. Genie says:

    Lanny says, “We’re sorry, the fixer is broken and can’t come out today.”

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Tiffthis says:

    He was fitted for plywood underwear as prison protection, still getting used to the splinters. 🤣

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  20. One scenario . . . Cohen’s gangster father-in-law gets word that one or more of the Republicans on the committees was about to grow a pair and grill Cohen on his gangster connections. So, Cohen gets some “medical complications” after the first “talk” with his father-in-law’s associates and now refuses to testify.

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  21. Kristin says:

    Surgery for a hangnail perhaps…?

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  22. L4grasshopper says:

    If Cohen had ANYTHING, he would have used it to avoid jail time.

    He’s got nothing, and surely the Dems know it 😫

    Liked by 4 people

    • railer says:

      This. They’d give him something at sentencing and he’d be singing right now, if he had it.

      Anybody with a brain should know that Trump sniffed this guy out as strictly a bagman. He knows nothing. Manafort is exactly the same. Even if Trump was involved with something shady, these aren’t the underlings he’d have trusted to help execute it. They were strictly tools being used for specific jobs, Cohen to buy the porn star’s silence, and Manafort to deal with the Swamp RINO scumbags before the R convention.

      It’s almost an insult to think that Trump would comingle his affairs in such a clumsy way as these Swamp creatures think he did. There is no chance. These scumbags know nothing.

      Liked by 3 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Your implication about PDJT’s keen intuition is very believable considering that the alleged incidents being “fixed” happened in the past ~10 years, a time when DJT already had accumulated vast experience with scumbags and likely has fairly good iintuition who to trust and who not to trust.

        IMHO, PDJT’s ability to make decisions since becoming POTUS has been obstructed by the political and procedural limitations placed upon him in the WH Executive role. He has had to make several significant compromises in personnel selection due to the vested power of so many Swamp dwellers who surrounded him from the outset. But IMO his power and control over those choices seems to be improving.

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    • Cohen won’t testify at all. Its all falling apart.

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  23. tav144 says:

    I believe Cohen is the “spy” in the Trump campaign that Popadopoulas has been referring to but won’t name. Remember he said Congress members know who he’s talking about. And Cohen taped his conversations with Trump.

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  24. Blind no longer says:

    They must not have all their impeachment players in place yet.

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  25. Merkin Muffy says:

    The rumor that Cohen was going to testify was probably leaked by Andrew Weissman by his lackey, Felix Sater.

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  26. Rose says:

    He was Trump’s lawyer, if he breaks that confidentiality agreement he’s going to lose his license and for what to get even for mistakes that dimwit made.

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  27. jbrickley says:

    That photo of Cohen with an arm in a sling, IV bandage on the back of his other hand and the black eye… Did one of father-in-laws thugs tune him up? Media implied it was Trump. Did his wife attack him? Now he’s had another medical procedure.

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  28. lawton says:

    It will be funny to see the media’s reaction when Muller report shows there is nothing in about 2 weeks.

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  29. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    The Democrates slobbering all over themselves thinking Cohen will deliver more dirt on Trump. His earlier excuse was “threatened by Trump” He may be threatened if he lies and Trump catches it.

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  30. Chilidog says:

    If he has any self respect he’ll stop cooperating, keep his mouth shut from now on, and do his time. What are they going to do if he refuses to testify, put him in jail? Surely he knows by now that he won’t be received as a left wing hero. Only a fool would agree to the public humiliation that’s in store for him if he testifies.

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  31. I hope this Rat, if he does ever appear, turns into a squeaky little mouse with a timorous voice similar to that of “baby girl” Ford ( Who can forget that vocal performance)

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  32. Tall Texan says:

    Translation – Michael Cohen had a lobotomy so he is now BUTTHURT.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Jenevive says:

    What does he gain by testifying to the circus.
    He is already going to jail. When he gets out
    no one will want to have anything to do with him
    For the left he will have Trump taint. To the right
    he is untrustworthy. Who would want to hire a lawyer
    who secretly TAPES his clients?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Jenevive, I think he is or on the road to disbarment for many other wrongdoings. If nothing else, he can work with his father-in-law, who, I gather is a hot criminal himself. Makes me think he may be an Italian “Don”.

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  34. sucesfuloser says:

    The Clintons would suicide their turncoat fears, a little black eye and twisted arm goes a long way, and is so much more humane.

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  35. Zorro says:

    Could it be the hearing conflicted with his hair cut appointment?

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  36. mr.piddles says:

    “If AG William Barr gets a full senate confirmation vote before the end of this week, the best laid plans of the democrats might be further disrupted….”

    Rand Paul already a “NAY!”.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/429517-paul-to-oppose-trumps-ag-nominee

    Let’s make The List, shall we…

    Murkowski
    Collins
    Romney

    Who did I forget?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Well, we can hope McConnell will wise up and go NUCLEAR and get this done, along with the other several hundreds held in waiting for other positions.

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    • I think Rand Paul is only voting “nay” because he knows the other three Senators will vote for an establishment pick. Paul doesn’t like Barr on privacy issues.

      I think Paul would vote for Barr and protect thepresident if Barr’s didn’t otherwise have the votes. McConnell leadership would be severely harmed if he loses the Barr vote.

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  37. Sparky5253 says:

    Omerta. Trump tweeting about Cohen’s father-in-law might also be a factor in Cohen going silent.

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  38. Gary Lacey says:

    It now seems for Cohen to testify they will have to get him released from prison.

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  39. Leane Kamari says:

    The DOJ and FBI could put a gag order on him. Similar to the one Roger Stone is facing or that whistle blower in the Uranium One case was having around his mouth.

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  40. Bulldog84 says:

    Here’s the brief recap: Perjury postponed.

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  41. myrightpenguin says:

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