Cohen takes center stage

The New York Times published last evening a copy of Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement for today’s House testimony. Cohen confirms what we already knew — Trump is virulently racist, and a conman — and what we suspected: Trump knew what Wikileaks was up to.

I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.

I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.

He is a racist.

He is a conman.

He is a cheat.

He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.

I doubt that the Deplorable One-third will be much affected; they are sympathetic to his racism, believe that everybody with money is an unethical conman, and have already discounted his association with Wikileaks. The rest of us should be alarmed, though, and frantic to put him out of our shared public life.

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