I stayed glued to my television during the Michael Cohen testimony today. I honestly think that although Cohen made some bad choices and became the shady “fixer” for Trump (and ruined his own life in making the choices he did), he is essentially a good guy who was seduced by Trump’s fake glitter and false promises of wealth.
I believe Cohen redeemed himself today. He showed deep remorse for his past actions and a sincere willingness to change, especially for the sake of his family, who he acknowledges have been hurt by his past actions.
The broken, sad faced Cohen having a chance at redemption and handling himself so well under the intense questioning (and sometimes bullying) he had to endure today was moving enough, but Chairman Elijah Cummings’ emotional closing speech made me lose it completely (Cohen was wiping away tears himself).
Watch and share this video (contained in the linked article). This is destined to become a historic speech and today will prove to be a historic day. Cummings’ powerful words give me hope that not just Cohen, but America too, can be redeemed and we can return to our former greatness. (He’s wrong that there can be a “better Donald Trump” though — malignant narcissists like him can’t change).