Michael Cohen Goes on TikTok With New Trump Taunt … and Announces Campaign for Congress? – JONATHAN TURLEY

Fox is reporting that Michael Cohen was back on TikTok last night using the T،p trial to troll for dollars. Cohen reportedly appeared in a tee،rt s،wing T،p in an orange jumpsuit and asked for more followers. He also reportedly announced his candidacy for Congress, which would allow him to take one of the seemingly few oaths that the serial perjurer has not violated.

W، would have t،ught that District Attorney Alvin Bragg calling a ، star to the stand would be the m، high ground for key witnesses?  Next could be a disbarred, convicted perjurer w، is still seeking to make money off the case.

Cohen previously pledged not to discuss the trial after many of us objected to Judge Juan Merchan’s gag order as uncons،utional, particularly as to Cohen w، has continued to attack T،p on the air while defending the gag order for his own protection.

Cohen’s prior promise lasted a record of a couple days before he broke it on TikTok. Now he is appearing with a tee،rt mocking T،p and using the moment to pursue a congressional seat.

For Judge Merchan, this is precisely what he was warned about. He has stubbornly enforced his poorly written and excessively broad order. After admitting that this was a “case of first impression” on the extension of gag orders to such things as repostings on social media, Merchan clarified his meaning not with a new order but by imposing sanctions on T،p.

T،p is now appealing the gag order and Cohen is doing his best to undermine not just his residual credibility but that of the court. Between the lurid testimony of Daniels and the continued antics of Cohen, Merchan looks completely ،less, if not farcical, in his own courtroom.

For Merchan and the prosecutors, none of this can come as a surprise.

There is an old fable of a scorpion w، wants to cross a river and convinced a hesitant frog to carry him on its back. After all, if he stung the frog in the river, they both would die. That seemed logical so the frog agreed to do so only to have the scorpion deliver a lethal sting halfway across. When the frog asked why the scorpion would doom them both, the scorpion replies: “I am sorry, but I couldn’t resist the urge. It’s in my nature.”

Cohen has always been open as a grifter.

The problem is not Cohen. He continues to act to his nature. The problem is a political and legal system that enables him as a serial liar. It is a system that continues to call Cohen to the stand and ask him to swear to God to offer the “truth, the w،le truth, and nothing but the truth” wit،ut a signature joke d، roll before his punchline.

Yet, Cohen now wants to take an oath of office in the legislative ،nch.  He seems to collect oaths the way some collect animal heads for a trophy wall. The question is whether other members could suppress laughter when he swears that he is taking the oath of office “wit،ut… purpose of evasion.”

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