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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

100 Days After Michael Cohen’s Testimony, House Democrats Ignore Possible Perjury

A top House Democrat issued a warning to Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, early in a committee hearing.

“I’ve made it abundantly clear to Mr. Cohen if he comes here today and he does not tell the truth, I will be the first to refer those untruthful statements to the DOJ,” said House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., referring to the Department of Justice.

That was Feb. 27, when Cohen—days before reporting to federal prison—told Cummings and the Oversight and Reform Committee at least seven things that were inaccurate, according to House Republicans.

Marking 100 days since Cohen’s high drama testimony, two leading House conservatives asked Friday why Cummings isn’t investigating Cohen for possible perjury.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking member of the committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., ranking member of the panel’s operations subcommittee, refer to Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, as a “Democratic operative” in a letter to Cummings.


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