The Republicans try to derail Michael Cohen hear about the late release of testimony, evidence

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According to the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen of the oath of office before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. is moved Next to the meadows, for a postponement of the hearing because the written witness statements, evidence is not 24 hours has been recorded in advance.

House Republicans launched a short-lived attempt to delay Wednesday, Michael Cohen, public hearing before the House Oversight Committee, about the late release of witness statements and evidence.

The house freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N. C., led to a delay in the bid, Cohen ‘s testimony, the President said Trump’s former attorney and his legal team ignored the rules call for documents and records for at least 24 hours in advance.

Cohen ‘ s testimony was turned over the night before the trial, while documents were made available on the morning of the hearing.

“The Committee rules require that witnesses, their testimony to Congress 24 hours in advance of a hearing. We know that the rule has been intentionally violated, as the adviser of Mr. Cohen feel the need to go on CNN last night, and specifically his proposal that Mr Cohen ‘keep’ statement,” for as long as possible, so the other side do not chew,'” meadows said. “And lo and behold, we didn’t get them, Mr. Cohen received the statement, the until 11:00 last night and didn T the ‘evidence’ until this morning.”

He added: “today’s hearing is in explicit violation of the rules. It should be moved immediately.”


Committee ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has also argued that the evidence and the exhibits were not given to the minority of the employees in a reasonable time.

“CNN had, before we did—they had the exhibits before we did it,” said Jordan, later adding that “this is the first time that a convicted perjurer, has been brought back to be a star witness in a trial.”

Cohen in his prepared opening statement late Tuesday night, the Committee for the majority of the employees, according to Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who said he shared it with the Committee Republicans.

After a roll-call vote on the failed motion, and the transaction went.

Cohen went on to testify that Trump is a “racist, a cheater, a fraud.” Cohen also testified that Trump knew that to achieve consultant Roger stone was WikiLeaks publication of the stolen Democratic National Committee E-Mails, but apparently is not directed to claim Trump, this communication. Cohen is also expected to say that he was given no direct evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and Russia-a significant admission, Cohen’s longtime status as the President of the former top lawyer and fixer.

Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress about a Trump, a real estate project in Russia, as part of Mueller’s investigation into the Russian interference and possible collusion with Trump allies of the campaign.

The confession was directly related to his August 2017, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on a plan for the construction of Trump-Tower in Moscow, which the legislator is a “wrong” description of the Moscow project. Cohen also testified, at the time that all of the come ended communications with Russia in respect of the project in January 2016, before the Iowa Caucasus—the first contest in the presidential race, but later, the communication confessed to continue until June 2016, when the trump card was the Republican candidate.


Cohen is scheduled to serve in order to report to prison next month, in three years time.

Cohen was under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal business relations, including its tax business and banking, since April, to take when the FBI raided his house, office, and hotel rooms, a collection of documents as part of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern district of New York criminal probe.


In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, a number of deliberately causing an illegal corporate contribution, and a number of making an excessive campaign contribution. The excess campaign contribution was in relation to the $ 130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, in exchange for her silence about an alleged one-time sexual encounter with Trump.

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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