The Republican National Committee is gearing up for Michael Cohen's testimony that's scheduled to begin today. His testimony today is the only one that will be made public.
The RNC's message and main talking point is simple: “Cohen is going to prison for lying under oath to Congress and no one should believe a word he says in his testimony this week.”
According to Fox News, the RNC is setting up a war room similar to wen former FBI Director Jim Comey testified before Congress last year. The party is also booking Trump supporters on cable television and sending mass emails to reporters about Trump's former personal attorney.
“Convicted felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying, including lies he told under oath to Congress,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News. “This whole charade is not about truth, it is a last ditch effort to save face and cast blame on everyone but himself for his crimes.”
“It’s unfortunate Democrats are wasting the public’s time with this established liar in an effort to distract from the historic progress President Trump is making overseas with North Korea,” McDaniel said.
One of the things the party is doing to help spread the message is utilizing a video montage they've put together of Cohen applauding President Trump during the 2016 election. The commercial is called, "Have Fun in Prison!"
According to Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, Cohen plans to take responsibility for lying under oath.
He's “worked very hard on this moment to not only tell the truth, but to back it up with documents," Davis told the New York Times.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday laughed off the claims, saying Cohen is a "disgraced felon" who is "going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements. It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies."