Cohen Pushes Back At Top House Oversight GOPer: ‘Shame On You Mr. Jordan’

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, arrives to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Februa... Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, arrives to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 27, 2019 11:51 a.m.

Michael Cohen and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) got into a heated exchange at Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing over Jordan’s suggestion that Cohen was not accepting responsibility for the crimes to which he pleaded guilty.

“Shame on you, Mr. Jordan. That is not what I said. Shame on you,” Cohen said.

Under previous questioning from another committee Republican, Cohen quibbled with how the lawmaker was characterizing the bank fraud and other financial crimes to which he pleaded guilty.

Jordan then accused Cohen of disputing the Manhattan prosecutors and the court at which he entered his guilty plea.

“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 going to prison for,” Jordan said.

“That’s not what I said. And you know that that’s not what I said,” Cohen responded.

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