Michael Cohen Hearing Kicks Off With GOP Push To Postpone It

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the Rayburn House Office Building where former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifie... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the Rayburn House Office Building where former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill December 07, 2018 in Washington, DC. With less than a month of control of the committees, House Republicans subpoenaed Comey to testify behind closed doors about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and whether President Trump’s campaign advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
February 27, 2019 10:23 a.m.
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

GOP lawmakers on the House Oversight committee threw a fit at the beginning of Michael Cohen’s much anticipated public hearing Wednesday because they said they had not received his prepared remarks early enough according to the committee’s rules.

The tussle was a preview of what is expected to be a combative day, as Republicans have already complained about the Democrats’ handling of the hearing.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) at the beginning of the hearing pushed for the hearing to be postponed because he said lawmakers only received Cohen’s prepared remarks Tuesday night and the underlying exhibits Wednesday morning. He said the committee rules require that they see them 24 hours in advance.

After some heated back and forth between the committee’s Republicans and Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MA), the committee voted to proceed with the hearing as scheduled.

 

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: