Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) used his time at Michael Cohen’s hearing in an attempt to grill the former Trump attorney over his work for the president — and it ended up backfiring.
The testiness began when Jordan, who earlier this year was accused of covering up sexual abuse when he was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University, pressed the newly-disbarred attorney about the infamous “Women for Cohen” Twitter account.
“When you created the fake Twitter account ‘Women for Cohen’ and paid a firm to post tweets like this one, ‘In a world of lies, deception and fraud, we appreciate this honest guy @michaelcohen. #Tgif. #Handsome,’ was that done to protect the president?” the Ohio Republican asked.
Laughing, Cohen responded that he actually was not the person who set it up, but that it was done by “a young lady that worked for” the Redfinch advertising company. He added that they created the account because they were “having fun.”
“Was it fake Twitter account?” Jordan asked.
“No,” Cohen responded, “it was a real account.”
Jordan later accused the ex-attorney of testifying because he didn’t get to work in the Trump White House.
“Here’s what I see,” the congressman said. “I see a guy who worked for ten years and trashing the guy he worked for for ten years. Didn’t get a job in the White House.”
Cohen, Jordan said, is “behaving just like everyone else who got fired or didn’t get the job they wanted — like Andy McCabe, like James Comey, same kind of selfish motivation after you don’t get the thing you want.”
Trump’s former “fixer” hit back, saying that “all I wanted is what I got.”
“To be personal attorney to the president,” Cohen said. “To enjoy the senior year of my son in high school and waiting for my daughter who is graduating from college to come back to New York. I got exactly what I want.”
As many as 20 corrections officers have been subpoenaed by grand jury investigating Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide
According to sources interviewed by CNN, as many as 20 correctional officers are being called to testify before the grand jury investigating how Jeffrey Epstein was able to kill himself.
It was reported late Wednesday that there were eight officers who knew to watch Epstein while he was housed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Epstein had left "suicide watch" after an alleged suicide attempt, and he was supposed to remain under the watchful eye of officers. However, the officers are overworked and the prison understaffed, requiring officers to work several overtime shifts, the officer's union explained.
Vegan parents who severely malnourished 10-month-old daughter to the point of bone loss will avoid jail time
An Australian couple will avoid jail time and instead serve 300 hours of community service after they pled guilty to failing to provide the necessities of life for their 19-month-old daughter, Australian outlet 7News reported this Thursday.
The mother (33) and father (35), who have not been publicly identified for legal reasons, fed their daughter a strict vegan diet that caused the child to become severely malnourished. The child was in such ill health that she weighed just over 10 pounds when authorities discovered her. Additionally, doctors found that due to her strict diet, her bones had not developed properly since she was born and she had yet to grow teeth.
‘All over the map’: CNN details the bizarre surge of Trump’s flip-flops
Following two mass shootings in one weekend, President Donald Trump promised to strengthen background checks for gun purchases. But just the next week--reportedly after speaking with NRA head Wayne LaPierre--dropped his resolve and said there were already sufficient background checks on the books.
That's not the only recent policy flip-flop by the President.
On CNN Thursday, White House reporter Sarah Westwood chronicled all the policies on which the president has reversed course. First, the president abruptly cancelled plans to cut foreign aid.
"President Trump, the White House, they were facing a wave of opposition from Congressional appropriators in both parties and from the State Department who thought that this move could do harm to national security," Westwood said.