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November 15, 2019

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Committee GOP say ‘pathological’ Cohen has no credibility

During Michael Cohen's public, televised congressional testimony Wednesday, Republicans were quick to attack his credibility. They questioned Cohen about his decade of loyalty to President Trump, whether he was disgruntled over not getting a White House job and why he submitted fraudulent documents. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said Cohen is “pathological" and that "no one should ever listen" to him.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    Republicans on the committee, for their part, were mainly bent on challenging Michael Cohen's character and credibility as a witness.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio:

    Mr. Cohen, how long did you work in the White House?

  • Michael Cohen:

    I never worked in the White House.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio:

    And that's the point, isn't it, Mr. Cohen?

  • Michael Cohen:

    No, sir.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio:

    Yes, it is.

  • Michael Cohen:

    No, it's not, sir.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio:

    You wanted to work in the White House.

  • Michael Cohen:

    No, sir.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio:

    You didn't get brought to the dance.

  • Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn.:

    Nothing he says or produces has any credibility. Apparently, he even lied about delivering his own child, which his wife had to correct the record of. Ladies and gentlemen, how on earth is this witness credible?

  • Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.:

    I got to tell you. You know, America's watching you. I have been getting texts right and left saying, how can anybody listen to this pathological person? He's got a problem. He doesn't know fact from fiction.

    And that's what sad here, is, is that you didn't do this for Donald Trump, to protect Donald Trump. You did it for you. This is all — this is all about you. There's no truth with you whatsoever.

    That's why that's important to you, to look up there and look at that old adage that our moms told us. Liar, liar, pants on fire. No one should ever listen to you and give you credibility. It's sad.

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