Fintan O’Toole: The day ‘the Donald’ became forever ‘the Don’

Michael Cohen may be, in Trump's eyes, a rat. But what does that make Trump?

In his cooperation with prosecutors, Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has implicated the president in a hush-money scandal and provided other information to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. Video: The New York Times

It was not just the inherent drama of the occasion that made Michael Cohen’s testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday so extraordinary. It was that everyone knew what kind of drama it was.

We had all seen the movie before. And it is a gangster movie. It is the scene near the end where we see the once trusted consigliere in court giving evidence against the mafia boss he had loved and served.

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