Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress.
President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to lying to Congress. Cohen conceded that he was intentionally wrong. He lied about the dates of an abortive Moscow real estate deal when he testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last year.
Cohen’s plea was, of course, big news on cable television. The president responded to it as well. He called Cohen, “weak,” and “not a very smart person.”
Well, that’s objectively true, of course. It’s also worth asking why anyone would hire a weak, dumb lawyer. Someday, we’ll get to the bottom of that.
But, for now, let’s consider what we have just learned about how Washington works. Apparently, it’s now an enforceable felony to lie to the U.S. Congress.
On one level, that