Former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen lied to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow and he's going to jail for it in a few months. So, "we shouldn't be surprised that he lied again" when he showed up to testify on Capitol Hill last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) noted Friday on Fox News.
Democrats have been trying to find evidence against Trump that could be grounds for impeachment. Or at least it sure seems that way. But, as it's looking more and more like special counsel Robert Mueller's report is going to say there's not one shred of evidence to prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, "now they've got to do something else," Jordan observed. And that something else is Cohen.
Besides calling the president a "racist" and a "con man," the witness didn't exactly provide anything to suggest Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice. Cohen did, however, potentially further perjure himself. During his testimony, the lawyer said he never desired a job in the White House nor did he ask Trump for a presidential pardon. Others remember differently.
"It blew up in their face," Jordan said. "He came in here and lied again."
That's something the president is reminding folks about too.
Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
Still, other Democrats like House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) are using a different route in their anti-Trump crusade. Nadler sent 81 letters to individuals and groups associated with Trump as the panel launches an investigation into whether the president abused his power.
Jordan noted that there are two people Nadler didn't send a letter to: Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the unverified and salacious Russia-Trump dossier, and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, who provided it.
.@RepJerryNadler launches a massive fishing expedition, sends 81 letters to over 60 people.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 6, 2019
But he didn’t include the 2 most important people:
-Glenn Simpson (who Clinton paid for the Dossier)
-Christopher Steele (the foreigner Glenn Simpson paid to write the Dossier)