Michael Cohen’s testimony to the House Oversight Committee this week dominated headlines across the country.
But Cohen’s attacks on Trump rank hollow with his long record of lying to Congress.
Michael Cohen destroyed Pelosi’s plan to take down Trump with this lie under oath.
Michael Cohen took his testimony to the House Oversight Committee this week as a chance to bash President Trump in every way possible.
Cohen called Trump a fraud, a “con-man” and a “racist”.
And at the same time, admitted that he continued to work for someone who he apparently holds in such low regard for years.
There’s something else Cohen said in his hours-long testimony however.
A massive lie.
The Washington Free Beacon reports, “A CNN panel said Michael Cohen made a false claim Wednesday when he said he never wanted a job in the Trump White House during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee.”
“The one potential problem that I thought Michael Cohen has is when he was asked if he wanted a job in the White House, and he said no,” CNN correspondent Dana Bash said.
“Our reporting, I know, Pam, you have been told and I have been told, all of us, by people in and around the process real time, he very much wanted a job in the White House,” Bash added.
The commentary from the usually left-leaning outlet was in reference to Cohen’s heated exchange with Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who pressured Cohen to come clean about his desire to work in the White House following Trump’s victory.
“How long did you work in the White House?” Jordan asked.
“I never worked in the White House,” Cohen responded.
“That’s the point, isn’t it, Mr. Cohen? … You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance,” Jordan replied.
Cohen tried to defend himself against Jordan’s claims that jealousy prompted him to betray the President.
“I did not want to go to the White House. I was offered jobs. I can tell you a story of Mr. Trump reaming out Reince Priebus because I had not taken a job where Mr. Trump wanted me to, which was working with Don McGahn at the White House general counsel,” Cohen said.
But the problem is, the facts don’t seem to back up this claim, which Cohen said while under oath.
Even CNN’s reporting points to Cohen as having desired a position within the White House following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton.
“After he said that I reached out to Reince Priebus,” Bash said on the CNN panel. “I spoke to him, and his comment was no comment. He said I’m not getting involved in this and we, of course, witnessed this real time that this president probably more than any other, if he wants somebody in the White House, they’re there.”
The point here is that if President Trump wanted Cohen working for him in the White House, Cohen would have been working for him in the White House.
But Cohen never took up a position in the Trump Administration likely because he was never offered one.
While it’s impossible to know what was going on in Cohen’s head, it seems reasonable to believe that Cohen’s actions could be portrayed through a series of jealous actions designed to get back at the President for his refusal to give Cohen a cushy position in the west wing.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story