Democrats and the anti-Trump media are committed to impeaching Donald Trump.
And they thought they finally had the smoking gun to take down the President once and for all.
But the plan to use the tape to impeach the President just blew up in the Democrats’ faces.
Trump-hating journalists were giddy when Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, revealed there was at least one audio tape of a conversation between him and the President.
The tape recounted Cohen and Trump discussing a payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal months before the 2016 election.
Cohen’s lawyer provided the tape to CNN, and anchor Chris Cuomo played it on his Tuesday night broadcast.
But when Americans heard the audio, they quickly realized the tape was not as it was billed.
In their conversation, Trump and Cohen discuss setting up an entity to purchase McDougal’s story from AMI – the company that owns the National Inquirer.
The conversation went as follows:
COHEN: Correct. So, I’m all over that. And, I spoke to Allen about it, when it comes time for the financing, which will be —
TRUMP: Wait a sec, what financing?
COHEN: Well, I’ll have to pay him something.
TRUMP: [UNINTELLIGIBLE] pay with cash.
COHEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it.
Democrats and Trump-hating journalists have tried to claim then-candidate Trump and Cohen conspired to violate campaign finance laws by hiding the payments made to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump when he was a private citizen.
This tape blows that theory out of the water.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on Cuomo’s program and explained how the tape shows Cohen walked Trump through making the payment in a manner that complied with the law.
Dershowitz stated, “..you have the client maybe saying, ‘let’s pay cash.’ The lawyer says, ‘no, no, no, do it by check.’ And the client comes back and says, ‘I’ll do it by check.’ That’s a typical conversation. I’ve had that conversation a dozen times with clients, and you persuade them to do the right thing. But I think the big picture here is, number one, Lanny is a terrific lawyer. And so, there is a real lawyer who is now against Trump, unlike Avenatti and some of the others, a really, really good lawyer who’s on this case. Second of all, you have a situation where, you know, he’s going to flip. There’s no question. He’s now made it clear.”
“This is all political. There is no crime here. The worst, worst case scenario, take everything Lanny Davis says as true, there’s no crime. There’s no federal crime. There’s no impeachable offense. This is all about how the president looks in the court of public opinion, whether or not he, through his lawyer, said something that was not true. I think they will win that fight because the tape’s ambiguous enough so that there will be people who will hear it the way they want to hear it, and other people who will hear it the way they want to hear it,” the famed Harvard Law Professor concluded.
Additionally, no payment was ever made to AMI for McDougal’s story.
This Cohen tape ended up being a gigantic nothing.
As Professor Dershowitz stated, the tape described the perfectly normal conversation where a lawyer walks his client through the steps he needs to take in order to comply with the law.
Finally, since no payment was ever made to AMI, the tape ended up being nothing more than a hypothetical conversation about a course of action Trump and Cohen never took.
If the media is banking on Michael Cohen delivering the goods that will bring down Donald Trump, this tape showed they are betting on a losing hand.