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Posted on 03/10/2019 10:21:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
FULL TITLE: Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary debates 'doesn't help'
A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee told "Fox News Sunday" that she believes the panel's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, will "end up referring" former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for a perjury investigation, after numerous contradictions and inconsistencies have surfaced in his dramatic public testimony late last month.
Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who also serves as the liason to the Democratic leadership, additionally charged that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) erred by blocking Fox News from hosting any Democratic primary debates, saying the move doesn't do anything to "help" the growing partisan tensions.
Hill's comments came as Cohen's own lawyer, Lanny Davis, has sought to clarify Cohen's statements before the House oversight panel, even as Davis insists Cohen tesified truthfully. Several Republicans have accused Cohen of perjury on a variety of matters, and on Thursday, House Oversight Committee Republicans referred Cohen to the DOJ for alleged perjury.
But a perjury referral by Democrats, who control the committee, would mark a major escalation for Cohen's potential legal jeopardy. Fox News exclusively reported on Friday, citing two sources familiar with the matter, that Cohen met with staff for Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for more than 10 hours before his testimony. In addition to his public remarks, Cohen has met with the House panel several times behind closed doors.
Even as she seemingly acknowledged that Democrats "can't go anywhere" on impeaching President Trump at the moment, Hill indicated that Cummings had more than enough justification to request another criminal probe into Cohen, who has already pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 concerning the duration of negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
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Cummings isn’t going to refer Cohen.
Don’t tell me... they want to prosecute him for perjury for when he said that Trump didn’t collude with the Russians!! This is a win win win for the democrats!! Keep this trash in the news 24/7.
LOL. Of course. No doubt Old Bull Cummings has been consulting with this 31 year old freshman Congresswoman on a criminal referral of Cohen.
I must have missed it this week, but my brother told me A damn Schitt met with Cohen for TEN hours before Cohen gave his lie - I mean testimony? What the hell is that? Where are Republicans about this?
“No matter how much witness tampering you do, you’re not going to find collusion in this, unless you talk about the collusion that the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign were doing with Russians,” he added.
Probably in their normal fetal position.
They need to put Schiff in front of the Committee to answer some questions..such as what exactly did Cohen and Schiff discuss for more than TEN HOURS..yeah let me guess, grand babies and golfing
admits blocking Fox News from primary...
Been exposed for to mush for their BS lies and fact bending lets just hide nobody gets to know the truth until it’s to late.
Where are Republicans about this?
Hoping the Dems don’t impeach and force a vote on removing POTUS in the Senate.
I’m hoping the dems do vote to impeach because their reason for doing so is going to be so utterly ridiculous and contrived it’s going to make them look like the traitors they are. That whole Cohen testimony was an utter joke. Right from the top he blasts Trump as a racist and his “campaign of hate and intolerance” which he knows is utter BS and which screams of being something completely written by democrats with Cohen acting like this POW being forced to read BS from his captors. That hurt them in my opinion, all it did was satisfy far left wackos like Rob Reiner.
Blocking FoxNews from debates is really a black eye for the other networks. It says they are friendly journalism lap dogs.
Cummings will not refer Cohen to the Justice Department.
Not after it was they, the democrats, who put him up to give the answer he did give. The democrats rehearsed him for more than 10 hours regarding what the questions would be and what answers he would give.
If Cohen were to face perjury charges, then, Cummings and Schiff and all the democrats in the committee should be charged as co-conspirators.
Cohen is the biggest fool I've seen in a long time. First, he hires Lanny Davis to be his attorney. In other words, he hired someone who is actually really working for someone else (Hillary Clinton) and will use him to suit her purposes above his even if it lands him in prison. Period.
Second, he coordinated his testimony with Adam Schiff and Lanny AFTER already being convicted of perjury and perjured himself again. Again, he let himself be used by others get what they wanted at his own expense. What a maroon.
In the corner in their lobbyists bar.
The only word you need to say to LEO questions is “ Lawyer”.
The only thing you need to say to congressional questions is
“On the advice of counsel, I invoke my fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination and respectfully decline to answer your question.”
WHY help them DESTROY you?
If you are guilty, let them PROVE it, without your help.
Yet the jacka$$ Pubes will invite these scum media into their primaries, and maybe, just maybe, Fox!!
Indeed. I think Cohen is stupid enough to buy the Schiff and Cummings narrative that theyre going to get Trump and Pence removed, leaving Pelosi in charge and that she would pardon him (Cohen) and give him a get out of prison card.
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