Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. quoted the Bible and blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to news that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to paying off a porn star and Playboy playmate at the direction of Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, including tax fraud and campaign finance violations tied to his involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
These included payments Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged affairs.
While Cohen, who is facing up to 65 years in prison for his actions, never directly mentioned the president, the court filings do reference a “candidate,” which clearly alludes to Trump.
According to Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, Cohen “testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election.”
In response to the news, Falwell blamed Sessions, due to Cohen’s plea deal being connected to the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which Sessions has refused to halt.
“By their fruits, ye shall know them,” tweeted Falwell, quoting Matthew 7:20. “Today, we saw the fruits of @jeffsessions but it is too little too late! The AG sewed the wind but he will reap the whirlwind in November!”
Popular conservative social commentator Erick Erickson posted a reply to Falwell’s tweet on Wednesday morning, declaring “Even the devil can quote scripture, Jerry.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski