Michael Cohen, the former attorney and “fixer” for President Trump before he won the 2016 election, has gone from being a man with all the right connections to a convicted felon whose solace can only come if he’s able to do damage to his former boss. That’s it. That’s all Michael Cohen has left in the tank to drive him on in life.
It would be a sad fall from grace, except the more we learn about him, the more we realize he wasn’t living a life of grace at all. Instead, he existed in the shadows doing hush-hush deals and having to fake the respect he felt he deserved.
The latest embarrassment comes in the form of a WSJ article that kills any remnant of his professional and personal reputations. On the professional side, he allegedly paid money to have an IT specialist boost pre-candidate Trump’s poll numbers on CNBC and Drudge Report polls.
On the personal front, he allegedly had the same IT guy create a Twitter account that portrayed Cohen as powerful, successful, and loved by women as a “sex symbol.”
The clowning of Michael Cohen on Twitter has been especially brutal.
Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress next month should be fun …. https://t.co/bd5Ch551g8
— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) January 17, 2019
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 17, 2019
Astroturfing one’s dream of being a sex symbol is sad even by Michael Cohen standards https://t.co/XZzzjlMlDF
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 17, 2019
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 17, 2019
It really doesn’t get much funnier than Michael Cohen paying a Liberty University IT guy to oversee an astroturfing operation to support the Trump campaign by saying Michael Cohen is hot. That’s just top tier stuff
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) January 17, 2019
An email from a radio listener: "Joe, Michael Cohen is a lying, lowlife thug. I don't believe anything he says."
Me: "Michael Cohen was Trump's personal lawyer/fixer. Why would Trump hire a lying, lowlife thug? I thought he hired only the best people?"
I'm waiting for a reply.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 17, 2019
WSJ reports Michael Cohen hired someone to try to rig an online CNBC poll on influential business leaders to get Trump on the list (https://t.co/JQAllzAwCx); Cohen now says he did it at Trump's direction; when Trump lost anyway, he tweeted this (found by @kyledcheney): pic.twitter.com/9d9MCFtAfW
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 17, 2019
The excitement I get reading about how Michael Cohen paid a dude with a bag stuffed with cash to rig online polls and create a twitter account called @WomenForCohen to talk about how great Cohen is.
We are living in the greatest timeline. pic.twitter.com/dUa3MiS4fV
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 17, 2019
Rock bottom is coming
The reason we’re calling this a downward spiral is because it’s ongoing and the worst is yet to come. When will he hit rock bottom? That comes next month when he testifies before Congress.
We can expect two things:
- He will lay out embarrassing and potentially damaging information about the President that will all be denied except for the parts that Cohen recorded.
- He will bring the maximum level of disgrace to his own reputation and future because at this point, he really doesn’t have either.
It’s going to be ugly. Every word will be analyzed. The news cycle will be dominated by his revelations as mainstream media goes for the President Trump’s jugular.
And it won’t help
The only thing Michael Cohen has left is revenge. He feels wronged by his former boss, so he’s out to destroy his Presidency. It may work, but I seriously doubt it. Lest we forget, President Trump survived GrabThemGate. He was clowned over John Barron. He’s the guy who invoked the National Inquirer as his source to defeat Ted Cruz, then somehow convinced his base he was the champion against fake news. Whatever Michael Cohen has to say, it’s unlikely to be enough to make a real difference in the 2020 election. It’s only going to drive Cohen’s own public persona so low, he’ll be even more of a punchline than he already is.