GOP Makes Move, Asks DOJ To Investigate Michael Cohen For Perjury

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Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan just made their move and asked the Justice Department to investigate Michael Cohen for perjury.

They accused Trump’s former personal attorney of making intentionally false statements during testimony before the House Oversight Committee yesterday. (See Video Below)

From The Hill: “While testifying under oath, Mr. Cohen made what appear to be numerous willfully and intentionally false statements of material fact contradicted by the record established by the Justice Department in United States v. Cohen,” Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wrote in a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday.

“There are other instances in which Mr. Cohen’s statements to the Committee were immediately contradicted by witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the subject matter,” they wrote.

The bad news gets worse for Cohen because there is video proof that he was not telling the truth. From The Daily Mail:

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said on CNN in 2016 that he hoped to land a job with the administration in Washington, a television appearance at odds with his sworn testimony Wednesday that he never wanted to work in the White House.

After Cohen blasted President Donald Trump as a ‘racist’ and a ‘conman,’ House Oversight and Reform Committee ranking Republican Jim Jordan berated him, asking the disgraced ex-attorney how long he worked in the White House. 

‘I never worked in the White House,’ Cohen replied.

‘And that’s the point, isn’t it, Mr. Cohen?’ asked Jordan. ‘You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance.’

Cohen insisted ‘No sir’ over and over. But in his 2016 interview, he told CNN host Chris Cuomo that he expected to see him again: ‘Hopefully it’ll be in Washington.’

Cuomo asked Cohen directly if he expected to work with Trump when the then-president-elect moved to the White House.  

‘Oh, I certainly hope so,’ he responded, adding that he would ‘a hundred percent’ accept a position. None came.

Jordan charged on Wednesday that Cohen was an embittered outsider who was taking revenge on Trump for excluding him after a decade of insider status.

‘You didn’t get a job in the White House. Now you’re acting like everyone else who doesn’t have a job … like Andy McCabe and James Comey,’ he said. McCabe and Comey are former FBI officials who wrote scorching tell-all books after Trump fired them.

Cohen insisted the decision to stay with the Trump Organization in New York was his alone.

‘I was extremely proud to be personal attorney to the President of the United States of America,’ he said. ‘I did not want to go to the White House. I was offered jobs. I can tell you a story of Mr. Trump reaming out [former Chief of Staff] Reince Priebus because I had not taken a job where Mr. Trump wanted me to, which was working with Don McGahn at the White House general counsel’s office.’

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