Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday lashed out at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.
During a hearing about Cohen’s work for President Donald Trump, Rep. Mark Green (R-KY) asked Cohen if he had ever tried to defraud a bank.
“You called Donald Trump a cheat in your opening testimony,” Green told Cohen. “What would you call yourself?”
“A fool,” Cohen replied.
Green then yielded his time to Jordan, who returned to the charges against Cohen.
“We just had a five-minute debate where Mr. Cohen disputes what the Southern District of New York found,” Jordan exclaimed. “The judge found that he was actually guilty of committing bank fraud.”
“His remorse is nonexistent!” Jordan continued. “He just debated a member of Congress, saying, I really didn’t do anything wrong with the false bank things that I’m guilty of and going to prison for.”
“Mr. Jordan!” Cohen interrupted. “That’s not what I said. And you know that’s not what I said. What I said, I pled guilty and I take responsibility for my actions.”
“Shame on you, Mr. Jordan,” the witness added. “That’s not what I said. What I said is I took responsibility and I take responsibility.”
“I will be away from my wife and family for years,” Cohen said. “I pled guilty.”
Watch the entire exchange below from Fox News.
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