Cohen Gives Anti-Trump Testimony In Front of Congress
Written by news on March 7, 2019
By: Stephen Rumbolo
WASHINGTON D.C.- On February 27, 2019, the former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, testified before the House Oversight Committee on several allegations against the president including those of campaign finance law violations, and knowledge of the WikiLeaks dump of emails related to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The testimony, which lasted for over four hours, saw Democrats and Republicans taking different lines of questioning towards Cohen, both of which produced different conclusions among party lines.
The Ranking Republican Jim Jordan, of Ohio, and Representative Mark Meadows, of North Carolina, accused Cohen, who is facing three years in prison for lying to Congress during previous hearings, of lying again during the testimony.
The representatives recommended in a letter to the Justice Department that Michael Cohen be investigated because, “Mr. Cohen’s testimony is material to the Committee’s assessment of Mr. Cohen’s motive to monetize his former association with President Trump.”
Democrats on the committee pressed Cohen on his knowledge of the supposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.
“Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it,” Cohen testified.
Cohen also gave two “closed door” testimonies to Congress.
While Cohen testified before Congress, President Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam for his second Summit on denuclearization with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, of which no deal was reached.