Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and a person with absolutely no honor or compunction, has long been the poster child for liberal cries of so-called collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign. His latest claim is that under the “direction” of Donald Trump, he tried to manipulate online polls, including Drudge Report.
However, the story has some big problems. The person paid to rig the polls, according to reports, was unsuccessful, and such activity doesn’t seem to be a crime in any way… just ask Google and Donna Brazile, they should know because they did exactly the same thing.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Cohen asked Technology Company RedFinch Solutions, in 2014, to write a computer script that would repeatedly vote for or cast Trump in a positive light ahead of the election.
Of course, Cohen is a massive liar, and was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, bank fraud, illegal campaign contributions and lying to Congress.
Yet, according to John Gauger, who is the owner of RedFinch and chief information officer at Liberty University, Cohen asked him in February 2015 to rig the results of a Drudge Report poll of potential Republican candidates.
“Gauger told the WSJ that Trump ranked fifth of all candidates, with roughly 24,000 votes, or 5 percent of the total votes.”
However, many people are asking what’s the big deal?
What’s the penalty for rigging a CNN debate? Was there any penalty for Donna Brazile sending questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the presidential town hall debate during the election?
Has there been any punishment for paying to create a phony intelligence document, then getting the FBI to use it to obtain FISA court warrants to spy on a presidential candidate and campaign?
What is the penalty for rigging Facebook news feeds, creating fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to impact a special election in Alabama?
So what? If what is reported is true, Cohen ran around and paid one guy at Liberty University to somehow rig online polls… One of them supposedly an online poll at CNBC, which was cancelled because something wasn’t ‘right’ about it?
This is just another hit piece, many people argue.
It’s nothing. And, liberals know they have nothing on the president… just a bunch of innuendos and fake news.
Cohen is set to publicly testify Feb. 7. His lawyer, Lanny Davis, hopes the testimony will lead to a reduced prison sentence, which many people argue, is why rat-fink Cohen is goose-stepping along with the left’s talking points.
The real bottom line is that Cohen is an unscrupulous liar.
Michael, you were a grown up man well into your 40’s when you worked for Trump. You chose to do whatever you did (including recording your client Trump which is a violation of ethics. I guess Trump made you do that too. Right?)
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) January 17, 2019