His parting shot. GOP response: Have Fun In Prison!
President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen began his three days of testimony on Capital Hill today with an appearance in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cohen apologized for lying to them in 2017 and she thought he came across as credible.
From The Daily Mail:
‘He appeared credible to me today, and he apologized, he said he was going away, you know, he understands, and I think he made efforts to be absolutely truthful,’ she said.
Cohen’s credibility has been questioned given his admission he lied to lawmakers when he appeared before the House and Senate intelligence committees in 2017.
Feinstein declined to offer specific details on what Cohen, who was known as Trump’s fixer, discussed with committee members.
‘The part I was in, which is about two hours, umm, he answered questions, he was really – it’s classified, so I can’t tell you much. I think that most of us know that this is very complicated picture,’ she said.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) told reporters that Cohen spent “quite a bit of time explaining what he had told us before that wasn’t truthful.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) described Cohen as “a very different guy” from his last testimony with them.
None of the senators could tell the media what they spoke about with him.
On Wednesday, he will speak with the House Oversight Committee:
In next Wednesday’s House Oversight hearing, Mr. Cohen is expected to be asked about the hush-money payments he arranged to women during the 2016 campaign who had alleged sexual encounters with President Trump. He has told prosecutors Mr. Trump directed him to arrange the payments. Mr. Cohen will also be asked about the president’s compliance with tax laws, his “potential and actual conflicts of interest,” his business practices and “the accuracy of the President’s public statements,” among other matters, according to a memo released Wednesday by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), the House Oversight chairman.
Cohen is headed to jail on May 6 after he “pleaded guilty in Manhattan in August to eight federal crimes including campaign-finance violations for arranging the payments to two women during the 2016 campaign.” Last November, he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
Reports came out earlier today that New York disbarred Cohen. The Washington Examiner reported that a person “at the office that handles attorney discipline complaints in Manhattan” said “the appellate division informs us he has not yet been disbarred.”
However, it looks like it will eventually happen:
The initial confusion over Cohen’s disbarment may be explained by the fact that it’s about to happen.
A legal document published by Courthouse News later on Tuesday declares Cohen disbarred, but bears a date of Feb. 28, 2019 — two days in the future. The document indicated a five-attorney panel found Cohen cannot practice law after his guilty plea.
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