Michael Cohen may just have done it again.
Cohen testified before Congress that he never wanted to work in the White House — but Eric Trump says it was a running joke that Cohen was “lobbying EVERYONE to be ‘Chief of Staff.”
If that is, in fact, the case, then Cohen committed perjury during his recent testimony in front of Congress.
As you may recall, Cohen has already been convicted for lying to Congress. Now, after giving a tear-jerking opening statement to Congress in an effort to gain public sympathy, Cohen has apparently lied again.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked Cohen, “That’s the point, isn’t it, Mr. Cohen. Isn’t it? You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance.”
Cohen replied, “I was extremely proud to be the personal attorney to the President of the United States of America.”
“I did not want to go to the White House. I was offered jobs,” he added.
Eric Trump tweeted in response: “Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be “Chief of Staff.” It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?”
Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be “Chief of Staff.” It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) February 27, 2019
More Legal Problems
That one statement, made in an effort to zing President Donald Trump, could come back to haunt Cohen.
Previous reports tend to support Eric’s claim far more than they do Cohen’s. In a report from another publication, President Trump once likened Cohen to a “bull in a China shop.” Point being, there were far too many risks associated with Cohen to allow him to set up shop in the White House.
Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) immediately sent a criminal referral to the Department of Justice, accusing Cohen of making “a spectacular and brazen attempt to knowing and willfully testify falsely and fictitiously to numerous material facts. His testimony included intentionally false statements designed to make himself look better on a national stage.”
If all of this is true, Cohen has yet again lied under oath to Congress. If he keeps it up, he may never see the light of day again!