House GOP seeking transcripts to pursue potential perjury charges against Cohen

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UPDATED 8:21 AM PT — Wednesday, April 3, 2019

House Republicans are demanding the transcript of Michael Cohen’s closed-door testimony in order to pursue possible perjury charges.

On Tuesday, Representatives Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows wrote a letter to House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff. They are demanding transcripts from Cohen’s appearances before the panel in February and March.

The congressmen are calling for accountability for — what they say — were blatant lies told by the president’s former personal attorney.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s ranking member, discuss their objections to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his investigation of people in President Donald Trump’s administration who were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, according to a whistleblower, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Back in February, they sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department for false statements made by Cohen. This includes his claim before the House Oversight Committee, claiming he never wanted to work in the White House.

House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings said he disagrees with the characterization of lies in Cohen’s testimony. Republicans are asking for the transcripts from Cohen’s testimony in front of other committees in hopes of changing his mind on the matter.

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