Paul Ryan: Michael Cohen Should Be ‘Prosecuted To The Extent Of The Law’

November 29, 2018 10:22 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Thursday that Michael Cohen should be “prosecuted to the extent of the law” for lying to Congress, the charge to which Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday morning.

“I just heard that now,” Ryan said during a “Washington Post Live” event. “He should be prosecuted to the extent of the law.”

“It’s why we put people under oath,” Ryan added. “Just back it up for a second. Lying to Congress: That means he came and testified. That means we swore him under oath. That means we put him on the record. That means we did our job. That means we did our oversight.”

Congress, the outgoing House speaker said, “did its job in conducting oversight of the executive branch and brought somebody in to testify under oath under penalty of felony.”

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