AOC Caught Yet Again Spreading FAKE NEWS About Donald Trump!
Most Democrats just cannot help themselves when it comes to lying.
Now, there might be the odd one out of fifty or so that will still tell the truth, but for the most part they are a lying bunch of people.
They will take anything that they can and twist it around to make people think that Republicans, namely Donald Trump, are absolutely horrible people.
One of the classic examples that some people give that if President Trump set down with a team of doctors and over the weekend cured every form of cancer possible that a Democrat would spin it to make it sound like he wanted people in the pharmaceutical industry to be living on the street.
They will do everything that they can in order to spread a lie and don’t care as long as the right people believe it.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been caught spreading a lie about Donald Trump Jr. being part of a “criminal conspiracy.”
“ICYMI: Rep. Khanna got Cohen to testify that Don Jr. is the ‘second executive involved in criminal conspiracy,’” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday, adding that this is a “big deal.”
ICYMI: Rep. Khanna got Cohen to testify that Don Jr. is the “second executive involved in criminal conspiracy.”
His line of questioning was a very big deal. (He also happens to be a progressive Rep that rejects corporate money!)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 1, 2019
But all Ocasio-Cortez is doing here is spreading a lie told by the prison-bound Michael Cohen during his congressional testimony this week.
All of this nonsense surrounds the perfectly legal hush money President Trump paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. She blackmailed the president during the campaign and threatened to go public with the claim the two of them had a one night stand a dozen years ago.
He ended up paying her off, which is not illegal.
On Wednesday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) asked Cohen about the money. The exchange went like this:
Mr. Khanna: The criminal charge against you then states that executive one forwarded your invoice to someone referred to as executive two, presumably Donald Trump Jr., who’s signing this check as executive two, correct?
Mr. Cohen: I believe so.
Mr. Khanna: Are you telling us, Mr. Cohen, that the president directed transactions in conspiracy with Allen Weisselberg and his son, Donald Trump Jr., as part of a civil — as part of a criminal conspiracy of financial fraud, is that your testimony today?
Mr. Cohen: Yes.
The only problem is that none of that is true, as the Wall Street Journal made clear on Wednesday:
In the afternoon session, Mr. Cohen identified the president’s son, apparently incorrectly, as an unnamed Trump Organization executive referenced in the charging documents filed against him by federal prosecutors in New York.
The executives were referenced in connection with the plan to reimburse Mr. Cohen for the payment to Stormy Daniels. In the charging document, federal prosecutors said the first executive, Mr. Weisselberg, forwarded an invoice from Mr. Cohen to the second executive, and it was approved.
The Journal has previously identified “Executive-1” as Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. Mr. Cohen testified today that “Executive-2” in the charging document was Donald Trump Jr.
To sum up: a) Trump Jr. was not identified in the charging document and b) there is no “criminal conspiracy,” as Ocasio-Cortez alleges.
Even after being confronted with the facts, Ocasio-Cortez chose to double down:
Except shockingly, you’re lying. Cohen’s claims about Don Jr. here were 100% inaccurate as the Wall Street Journal correctly reported. https://t.co/ZTSY2toA5S
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) March 1, 2019
To begin with, paying off a blackmailing porn star with your own money is not illegal, nor does it prove the two of them slept together. As Cohen mentioned in his testimony, Trump has been forced to pay off liars in the past.
Secondly, keeping a payoff a secret is not a crime.