If you were planning to tell the truth, why would you need to rehearse your testimony before Congress? And if you were honest, why would you insist a witness rehearse with your staff for 12 hours before testifying. The answer in both cases is simple. You wouldn’t.
But in the end it was a failure anyway as Cohen committed perjury at least twice. This was not testimony. It was a well-rehearsed dog and pony show. I guess Schiff is getting tired of witnesses not giving him President Trump and decided to script the testimony himself. But ask yourself. What did Schiff promise Cohen?
He had to have made him so kind of offer. He is facing new criminal charges and his prison term can be increased significantly.
President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter — as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness.
The sources said the sessions covered a slew of topics addressed during the public hearing before the oversight committee — including the National Enquirer’s “Catch and Kill” policy, American Media CEO David Pecker and the alleged undervaluing of President Trump’s assets.
But, Republicans have signaled they’re not convinced, with Ohio Rep. Mike Turner sending a letter to Cohen’s team on Wednesday demanding answers.
Turner specifically asked for confirmation of Cohen’s contacts, if any, “with Democratic Members or Democratic staff of SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence], COR [House Committee on Oversight and Reform], or HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] prior to his appearances before House and Senate committees last week” — as well as the lengths of such contacts, their locations and who exactly was involved.
“These questions are important for the public to understand whether or not they were watching witness testimony, a public hearing, or well-rehearsed theater,” he wrote.