in the vicinity ofthe video, Michael Cohen, is coming to Capitol Hill for closed Senate testimony
The legislature wants to know why President Trump’s former personal lawyer lied about the time frame of the talks about a Trump-Tower real estate project in Moscow, Catherine Herridge reports.
The Republican National Committee, says Michael Cohen, a former Deputy head of the Finance Department, President trump to have “fun in jail” to urge, as part of a coordinated war-room effort, prior to its expected anti-Trump public testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Fox News got an exclusive look at the RNC to fight back the planned effort against Cohen, who is expected to testify against Trump, his former longtime boss, during a much-anticipated house Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday. Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill for three days this week, although Wednesday’s hearing is the only one that it is open to the public.
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of the efforts, the distribution is a video with the title “have Fun in prison!” contains clips from Cohen, so far, to vouch for trump during the presidential campaign. Cohen has since pleaded guilty to multiple offenses, including a campaign to make people Finance law violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress, as part of a plea deal with the Prosecutor’s office. Cohen, sentenced to three years, is expected to report to prison in may.
“Convicted felon Michael Cohen to prison for the lies, the lies beneath it, he said under oath to Congress,” RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News. “This whole Farce is not the truth, it is a last-ditch attempt to save face, and threw the blame on everyone except himself for his crimes.”
After a game-plan for Cohen ‘ s testimony post by Fox News, the RNC, the preparation of a war room is similar to what did the party, as the former FBI Director Jim Comey testified against the President on Capitol Hill last year. Prior to the hearing, the RNC booking surrogates on TV and blasting E-Mails to reporters about Cohen.
Among the talking points used by the RNC: “Cohen to prison for lying under oath to Congress, and no one should believe a word he says in his testimony this week.”
“It is unfortunate that Democrats are wasting the public’s time with this well-established liar, in an effort to distract from the historic progress, President Trump makes overseas with North Korea,” McDaniel told Fox News.
Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, said the New York Times on Tuesday that Cohen’s questions about his truthfulness by saying: “I take full responsibility, I have lied in the past, now you have to decide whether I’m telling the truth.” Davis added that Cohen “worked very hard for this moment, not only to tell the truth, but to back it up with documents.”
The national party, and Cohen are no strangers: Cohen, after it was revealed he was under criminal investigation, took the top fundraising role with the RNC in the last year. Before Trump was elected President, Cohen worked as a trump personal attorney and adviser, and was considered a loyal soldier to him.
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According to a recent memo sent by Committee staff, Cohen’s appearance before the House oversight panel, relating to various financial issues in connection with the 2016 presidential campaign, including payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, prosecutors say in New York under the direction of trump. A person with knowledge of the Cohen’s scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee, told the Wall Street Journal that Cohen will publicly accuse, trombone, criminal acts in respect of the hush money payments.
The hearing also examined whether trump complied with campaign Finance and tax laws, its loyalty to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, and “potential and actual conflicts of interest.”
As he did in a hearing room on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Cohen not answer questions from reporters as to why he should be trusted. But after he take a plea of guilty in the last year, Cohen expressed his regret for his work, the Trump under the trump card and said: “blind loyalty” to, “led him to a path of darkness instead of light.”
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.