Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, appeared before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday afternoon where he had the opportunity to address and defend his claims against the president being a “liar” and a “conman.”
The hearing included a number of explosive moments, BizPac Review reports, one of which included a back-and-forth between Cohen and Republican Congressman and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan.
Jordan accused Cohen of being bitter towards Trump and his administration for not awarding him with a position in the White House. Cohen denied even wanting a position and said he was not acting out vengefully.
Check it out:
“How long did you work in the White House?” the Ohio Republican asked as BizPac Review reports.
“I never worked in the White House,” Cohen answered.
“That’s the point, isn’t it? You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance,” the ranking member retorted. “You wanted to work in the White House and you didn’t get brought to the dance.”
Hold the phone. Did Cohen really just say he didn’t want a position in the White House?
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to immediately refute the claim and even said he would be willing to go under oath to counter it.
“It really was the biggest joke of the entire transition,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “The beginning of his bitterness was when he realized that was never going to happen.”
The tweet was in response to a tweet from his brother, Eric Trump, who tweeted: “Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be ‘Chief of Staff.’ It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?”
As BizPac Review reports, other people took to Twitter to confirm Trump Jr.’s claims:
According to the report, even CNN ripped Cohen for the line:
“I think the issue there is that one sentence. ‘I did not want to go to the White House.’ All of our reporting suggests that’s not true,” [CNN host Jake] Tapper said.
[Anchorwoman Dana] Bash added that she had spoken Priebus and that Cohen’s statement does not line up with the president’s aggressive style of getting what he wants.