Senate Investigators Abruptly Cancel Testimony By Michael Cohen After He Violates Media Gag Agreement

NBC News reports:

Senate investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election canceled an interview on Tuesday with longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen because they believe Cohen broke an agreement by speaking with the media. The committee will now subpoena Cohen, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

By mutual agreement, according to the source, neither lawmakers nor Cohen’s camp were to speak to reporters about the testimony. Committee staffers were upset when Cohen circulated a statement prior to the meeting that included a blanket denial of collusion with Russia.

Cohen, who served as executive vice president and special counsel at the Trump Organization and continues to serve as the president’s personal attorney, was scheduled to speak with professional staff of the committee in a private meeting. Cohen confirmed to NBC News this weekend that he would appear before the committee. This spring he had said he would only offer testimony if subpoenaed.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]
    • Lumpy Gaga

      I don’t want any on my hands.

    • another_steve

      Owls look sweet and gentle, but don’t mess with them. They’re ferocious predators.

      The other day, my husband saw an owl literally scoop up a squirrel and fly away with it.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Don’t mess with owls – one of the many things I learned from my bestie (shhh! she doesn’t know) Rachel.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        One of my neighbors had been trying to conceive for many years. Finally, she birthed triplets last year. A family of owls swooped up each and every one of them.
        So sad.

        • another_steve

          On this, a Philosophical Daoist might say, “Your neighbor’s loss, the owls’ gain.”

    • Christopher
    • Robincho

      A prima facie example of Irritable Owl Syndrome…

      • another_steve


        Worst. JMG. Pun. 2017.

  • Paula

    That face is even more punchable than pharma-douche.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      He really is eminently punchable.

      • Tom Ato

        Think I’d rather kick him in the balls

        • Steverino

          If he has ’em.

        • mark99k

          Bring tweezers.

      • Tomcat

        In this clip he showed how fucking stupid he actually is.

    • William

      It’s a very fine distinction. Perhaps it could be decided in a punch-off.

  • jayjonson

    Lock him up.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Interesting that it’s going to be Republicans (if justice is allowed to be served) that will be locked up and not the Democrats.

      • Tomcat

        Key words here are,,,,IF Justice is to be served?

        • AmeriCanadian

          Well it’s similar to the “thin blue line” mentality in that you have Republicans in charge of indicting fellow Republicans. What’s the probability of that actually happening?

          • barracks9

            The probability is linked directly to how badly the Trump family damages the overall Republican brand®, and how great the risk is of them losing party control of the White House and Congress

      • Steverino

        Projection is like that.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Michael Cohen is such a slimy scumbag. I can’t wait to see him carted off to prison.

    • shrumpi

      Says who? Says who? Says who?

      • clay

        (all of them)

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      • Blackfork


    • Gustav2

      Now, now, he is only an attorney with attorneys, how could he possibly understand the agreement? He is new to DC. /s

    • William

      He’ll be living it up in a country without an extradition treaty.

    • teeveedub

      He’s definitely a scumbag on his own. But he’s also a shining example of how, sooner or later, everyone who comes in contact with Cheetolini is worse off for the experience.

  • Ninja0980

    Lock this POS up already.

  • JWC

    This guy is slippery or stupid He wanted to be subpoeanaed before he testified Now he is

    • Maybe he wanted the excuse of a subpoena as to why he divulged secrets?

      • JWC

        I suppose this way Donny can’t say he spilled the beans Cohen will insist he was forced to

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      He went to Cooley Law School. He’s not that smart.

      • JWC

        he works for trump , Offered as further proof

    • Lumpy Gaga
    • Friday

      Reads kind of like delaying tactics to me.

      • William

        More time to destroy evidence.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer


    How furious is Donnie with Burr? My god.

  • another_steve

    He’s not a nice man.

    When my sister (a bona fide Jewish American Princess) was dating men (a long long time ago), my mother told her she didn’t want her to bring any not-nice men to the house. Michael Cohen, for example.

    Jewish wasn’t enough.

    They had to be Jewish and nice.

    • Todd20036

      But you like Jewish, not nice men.

      • Joe in PA

        Oh no you dint!

      • another_steve

        I’m interested in Jared purely for sordid, prurient reasons.

        The content of his soul is of no interest to me.

        • Todd20036

          I question your taste in certain men, but I have to respect a fellow incorrigible slut…

          • another_steve

            I know the sort of men you hang out with, Todd, there in the Dupont Circle area. Remember, my man and I spend time in D.C.

            You can’t fool me, you profligate.

        • Beagle

          In other words, the kind you don’t take home to mother?

          • The kind you’d gladly fuck senseless in a dirty park restroom and never have to speak to.

          • another_steve


            That’s what basement dungeons are for.

        • ChrisMorley

          The natives here might be less restless,
          if you’d just agree to share.

    • james1200

      I have a co-worker who’s Jewish who HATES Jared Kushner with every fiber of her being (he came up because we were talking about who we’d hate-fuck and he was one of my choices.) She said she grew up with too many Jewish boys like him who only cared about getting the shiksa princess like Ivanka and she thinks men like him are filled with destructive self-loathing. I’ve kinda wanted Jared more since finding out he’s probably filled with self-loathing, lol.

      • Lumpy Gaga


        With a cock up his ass, a smile on his face, and a tear in his eye.

      • another_steve

        Please keep your disgusting and vile fantasy life away from Jared.

        He’s mine.

      • William

        Does he know how to scrub the grout in my bathroom? That’s the only use I can think of for Jared.

        • james1200

          Ha! You think that little princess does manual labor?

        • TKW

          OT but I once had a cute guy on Manhunt who wanted to come over and clean my bathroom naked. Just thought I’d share.

    • Robincho


      • another_steve


        Okay, that made me laugh. 😉

    • safari

      Would your mother have approved of Jared?

      • another_steve

        A billionaire Jew?

        You kiddin’?

  • james1200

    I’m really hopeful these days that nothing is going to save Trump and his family. Nothing.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Ha. Perfect. His “Scrooge”-like nightmares are filled with Hollywood stars who would never talk to him in his waking hours. Above, he casts his dear old Mother.

  • Cuberly

    Isn’t this from the Roy Cohn playbook? Drag things out as long as possible using any tactic they can dream up?

    Basically he head off the committee with his statement of “innocence.

    What’s he gonna pull next?

    • Todd20036

      He’s been subpoenaed . He just made things a LOT worse for himself. Cohn would not be pleased with him

  • Paula

    I hope they pick the lock on his front door and take him away. Is Seal Team 6 available?

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone else getting a bad Prop 8 vibe from Australia on the vote there or is it just me?

    • It’s not just you. The homophobes are pulling out all the stops, and Australians aren’t immune to propaganda either.

      • Ninja0980

        Especially when they can lie to their hearts content.
        There is simply no way our side can counter that.

        • TexasBoy

          Probably being funded by US organizations like Focus on the Family, National Organization for Marriage and the Alliance Defending Freedom.

          • The_Wretched

            Add the Mormons and Catholics to the list of funders. They paid more than 2/3rds the Prop 8 costs (millions).

        • Chucktech

          Lies, like if gay marriage is allowed, Australia will no longer celebrate Easter and Christmas (I think that’s what one Aussie loon asserted)?? These are Australians not stoopid Americans who might believe such stoopid shit.

          • Tor

            It was that tennis woman.

      • Ninja0980
        This doesn’t make me feel any better either.
        No way to tell if the votes are secure or are even getting to people.

      • Friday

        Not just the propaganda: it looks like the biigots have been busily ‘losing’ the ballots via the postal service and tampering., various other ratfucking.

    • PeedeResistance

      I’ve spent some time there and Aussies are not in the same universe as amurrikkkans in terms of sheer imbecility. That fact is on our side.

  • JCF

    OT: blurgh, getting all kinds of agita YET AGAIN, re the ‘Thugs taking away my ObamaCare! [Especially since this worst-of-all-possible plan is DESIGNED to stick it to me in California! }-(… ] Please, CALL YOUR SENATORS! (202) 224-3121

    • TexasBoy

      Caption should read “Only those deemed worthy will survive.”

  • I guess it must be a qualifying requirement for any attorney associated with Donald or anyone near him has to be a complete idiot who ought to have been disbarred and/or indicted on high crimes a long time ago.

  • TuuxKabin


    • Lumpy Gaga

      He’s just WEEKS away from being vested in the pension Trump offers.

      • pj

        thats the only route with don and co.

      • William

        Sadly, it pays out in Rubles.

    • Clair


      • TuuxKabin


  • gaycuckhubby

    Pure incompetence.

  • bkmn

    Distract, deflect, delay, demean…same tactics as Trump

  • pj

    resting bitch face

    • Joe in PA

      Or resting asshole face…as the case may be. 🙁

      • Del Sam

        I would say resting hemorrhoid face.

  • Joe in PA

    So what’s his game here? To stall means he’ll be subpoenaed. Does he not want to be tripped up during the “just asking questions” phase? Seems fishy to me. But then again, this IS a trump lawyer.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Maybe the Emmys can fit him into a comedy sketch next year…

  • DisqusD37

    That screen-shot screams “sad trombone.”

  • greenmanTN

    His face just screams smarmy arrogant asshole.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      “Says who?”

      • greenmanTN

        People with eyes. 😁

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Second anagram of the day: Michael Cohen ~ Manic Leech Ho

  • yes b’y
  • boobert

    Subpoena his ass NOW ! And make it under oath and public.

  • clay

    then a grand jury

    As Judge Judy used to say, “The questions are only going to get harder from here.”

  • Tiger Quinn

    Consider that this, and Don Jr and Skeletor Barbie giving up their SS protection, all happened on the same day. There was sure SOME kind of meeting this weekend….

    • BearEyes

      The timing of it all is quite curious.

  • Silver Badger

    It it’s secret, it’s shameful.

  • kareemachan

    Well, looks like they called his bluff…

  • Jefe5084

    smackable face.

  • The_Wretched

    “Cohen, who served as executive vice president and special counsel at the
    Trump Organization and continues to serve as the president’s personal

    Interesting. That fact would be salient were someone to try and “pierce the corporate veil.”

    Also, attorneys are expect to stop representing someone once there is an appearance of a conflict of interests. Cohen being under investigation for something related to Trump or the Trump Org would be such a case.

  • William

    Which passport will Cohen use to flee the country?

    • canoebum

      They should be confiscating the passports of all these co-conspirators. Better yet, put them all on the No Fly list.

      • Ann Kah

        I wondered about that. But I doubt that the Russians would welcome them with open arms, now that the lid is off their little scam.

  • Neal Broverman

    He looks like he smells like the shit that comes out of his mouth.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • charemor

    That face reminds me of the “wanted” posters we used to see in the post office,