Michael Cohen, the disgraced former attorney of President Donald Trump and a known and convicted liar, is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week to provide testimony before three separate House and Senate committees.
But the fact that Congress is spending any time and attributing any credibility to the convicted liar was too much for White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who lashed out against Cohen in an official statement about his congressional appearances.
Sanders slams Cohen’s credibility
Sanders said in a statement on Tuesday: “Disgraced felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements.
“Sadly, he will go before Congress this week and we can expect more of the same,” she continued.
“It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies,” Sanders added.
Trump hits Cohen
President Trump issued a similar statement of his own via Twitter on Wednesday, noting that in addition to being convicted of lying, Cohen was also disbarred as an attorney for violating the standards of the bar association.
Trump went on to reference ties between Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, and “Crooked” Hillary Clinton.
Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately). He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked’s lawyer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2019
Cohen’s “un-credible” testimony
Cohen had three scheduled appearances before congressional committees this week, set to take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
On Tuesday, Cohen appeared for a closed-door hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He will also appear for a closed-door hearing on Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee.
But Cohen appeared on Wednesday for a public hearing before the House Oversight Committee, where he made all sorts of politically charged complaints and criminal allegations against his former boss, much to the delight of Democrats and the media.
Cohen was convicted in December of lying to Congress, evading taxes, and campaign finance violations.
He is scheduled to report to prison on May 6 to serve a three-year sentence.