GOP Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Charge Michael Cohen with Perjury

Two Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to prosecute Michael Cohen for perjury. Cohen, who served as former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, is currently a star witness in the ongoing Trump “hush money” trial in New York. The trial, led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accuses Trump of falsifying business records to conceal payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and James Comer of Kentucky raised concerns about Cohen’s credibility as a witness, citing his previous testimony before Congress in 2019. The lawmakers claimed to have identified six instances in which Cohen allegedly made false statements under oath, including denying fraudulent acts he had pleaded guilty to and falsely claiming he did not seek employment in the Trump White House.

According to the letter, Cohen’s testimony is being used as the basis for a politically motivated prosecution of a former president. Jordan and Comer emphasized the need for the Justice Department to hold Cohen accountable for his alleged perjury.

This isn’t the first time Republicans have called for a criminal probe into Cohen’s testimony. Jordan and former Rep. Mark Meadows previously recommended a criminal investigation into Cohen’s statements following his testimony before the Oversight Committee in 2019. The lawmakers asserted that Cohen had committed perjury and knowingly made false statements during his testimony.

As the trial continues to draw attention, the Republican lawmakers are pushing for accountability and transparency in the legal proceedings. Their concerns highlight the political implications of Cohen’s testimony and its potential impact on the ongoing trial involving former President Trump.

Written by Staff Reports

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