Michael Cohen vented his frustrations that Republicans’ inquiries for him at a House Oversight Committee hearing had so far avoided any questions about President Trump.
“All I wanted to say is I just find it interesting, sir, that between yourself and your colleagues that not one question so far since I’m here has been asked about President Trump,” Cohen told Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), the top Republican on the committee who had handle much of the GOP questioning Wednesday.
Jordan had been reaming Cohen about his and his lawyer’s failure to publicly correct a Buzzfeed story claiming that Cohen had been directed by the President to lie to Congress. The normally tight-lipped office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the remarkable step of denying Buzzfeed’s characterization of the evidence prosecutors had.
Cohen brought up the lack of GOP questions about Trump and how that is “actually why I thought I was coming today.”
“Not to confess the mistakes that I’ve made. I’ve already done that and I’ll do it again every time you ask me about taxes or mistakes. Yes, I’ve made my mistakes. I’ll say it now again, and I’m going to pay the ultimate price,” Cohen said. “But I am not here today and the American people don’t care about my taxes. They want to know what it is that I know about Mr. Trump and not one question so far has been asked about Mr. Trump.”
Cohen says it’s “interesting” that Republicans haven’t asked any questions about Trump pic.twitter.com/giWnZLYtr5
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 27, 2019