WATCH: Jordan delivers fiery opening statement at Cohen hearing

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Article by Bryan Howard

February 27, 2019

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan questioned  Michael Cohen over his unreliable testimony. Jordan used his time to establish that the hearing is a circus in an attempt to save face from their failed Russia Trump collusion.

Transcript provided by ‘The Daily Wire”

“This might be the first time someone convicted of lying to Congress has appeared again so quickly in front of Congress,” he said. “This is a first, because no other committee would do it.”

After laying out the many crimes Cohen has committed, Jordan concluded, “The Democrats don’t care. You are their patsy today.”

Later, when it came time for Jordan to ask Cohen questions, the two got into a heated exchange when Jordan accused the disgraced attorney of having “non-existent” remorse over charges of bank fraud, to which he had pled guilty, reportsFox News. Jordan was referring to an exchange between Cohen and Rep. James Comer (R-KY) about his charges of bank fraud he had pled guilty to.

“Surely you knew you were breaking the law?” Comer asked.

“Sir I’m not a [certified public accountant], I pled guilty,” Cohen responded. “I pled guilty and I am going to be doing the time, I have caused tremendous pain to my family.”

Rep. Jordan attacked Cohen for virtually showing no remorse for his past crimes.

“His remorse is non-existent, he just debated a member of Congress saying ‘I really didn’t do anything wrong with the false bank things that I’m guilty of and am going to prison for,’” Jordan said.

“Mr. Jordan, that’s not what I said and you know that that’s not what I said,” Cohen shot back at Jordan. “What I said was I pled guilty and I take responsibility for my actions. … Shame on you, Mr. Jordan, that’s not what I said, shame on you; that’s not what I said.”

“What I said is that I took responsibility and I take responsibility,” Cohen continued. “What I was doing is explaining to the gentleman that his facts are inaccurate, I take responsibility for my mistakes, I am remorseful and I am going to prison, I will be away from my wife and my family for years.”

The clash followed an earlier exchange between Jordan and Cohen, during which the congressman accused the attorney of essentially holding a grudge against the Trump administration for not offering him a White House job.

“How long did you work in the White House?” Jordan asked. “I never worked in the White House,” Cohen replied.

“That’s the point, isn’t it? You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance,” Jordan said.

“No, sir,” Cohen said.


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