House GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik and House intelligence committee chairman Mike Turner asked Merrick Garland to investigate Michael Cohen, after he told a New York court that he lied about his handling of Trump’s business dealings in sworn testimony to Congress. Do you believe these people? Nothing is too low if it makes Mango Man happy. Via NBC News:
“That Mr. Cohen was willing to openly and brazenly state at trial that he lied to Congress on this specific issue is startling,” Stefanik, of New York, and Turner, of Ohio, both Republicans, wrote in a letter to Garland obtained first by NBC News. “His willingness to make such a statement alone should necessitate an investigation.”
Appearing as a key witness in Trump’s New York civil fraud case last month, Cohen said he made false claims under oath when he told the House Intelligence Committee that neither Trump nor Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, asked him to inflate the numbers on Trump’s personal financial statement.
Cohen was questioned by an attorney for Trump over his deposition on Feb. 28, 2019, and asked whether he was “being honest in front of the Permanent Select Committee.” Cohen said he had not been and conceded that he had lied. After working for Trump for years, Cohen turned on Trump in 2018 and later testified against him before Congress.