Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, went absolutely nuclear on Wednesday during a hearing with Michael Cohen.
During a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jordan, the ranking Republican member, wasted little time going after Cohen, the president’s former attorney.
Cohen, who is going to prison in two months after admitting to lying to federal prosecutors and Congress, is testifying about his relationship with Trump.
But during his opening statement, Jordan absolutely blasted Cohen as a “fraudster, cheat, and convicted felon.”
Jordan began by taking dead aim at committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-GA, saying: “Your first big hearing. Your first announced witness, Michael Cohen. I want everyone in this room to think about this…the first announced witness for the 116th Congress is the guy going to prison for lying to Congress.”
“This may be the first time someone convicted of lying to Congress has appeared again so quickly in front of Congress,” Jordan added.
“They just want to use you,” the Ohio Republican said. “You are the patsy today. They want to find someone somewhere to say something so they can remove the president.”
“This is the first time a convicted perjurer has been brought back to be a star witness,” Jordan said. “This is a first because no one else would do it.”
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“The Michael Cohen hearing presented by Lanny Davis. That’s right, Lanny Davis choreographed the whole darn the Clinton’s best friend,” Jordan charged.
“Giving Cohen a congressional platform is a disservice to the public, an affront to our democratic values and flat-out offensive to anyone who seeks the truth,” he added.
Davis, Cohen’s attorney, has a long history of ties to the Clintons and working for them through various connections.
“So now Clinton loyalist, Clinton operative Lanny Davis has persuaded the chairman of the oversight committee to give a convicted felon a forum to tell stories and lie about the president of the United States so they can all start their impeachment process. Mr. Chairman, we are better than this. We are better than this,” Jordan said.
Jordan used four straight minutes to absolutely tear into Cohen and expose him as the liar that he admitted to being.
As detailed by Jordan numerous times, Cohen has admitted to lying to federal prosecutors and Congress and is headed to prison in a few months.
Cohen even admitted on Wednesday morning, under oath, that he lied several times and is aware that there are serious issues surrounding his credibility.