Multiple sources are claiming that Congressman Adam Schiff and his staffers met with Michael Cohen for at least 10 hours prior to his testimony before Congress.
According to Fox News the staff spoke with Cohen about topics, which included line of questioning by Democrats on the committee.
If you’ll remember Congressman Jordan and Hice both asked Cohen repeatedly if he had met with anyone prior to the hearing.
“Did you or anyone else on your team cooperate with the Democratic Party in preparing for this hearing?” Hice asked.
“We’ve spoken to the party,” Cohen responded.
After Jim Jordan hammered Cohen, he finally admitted that he had spoke with Schiff about topics that were going to be discussed at the hearing.
Was he being coached? That’s what top Republicans want to know.
Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) sent a letter to Cohens legal team requesting confirmation of the meetings with Democratic congressional members and staffers.
“These questions are important for the public to understand whether or not they were watching witness testimony, a public hearing, or well-rehearsed theater,” Turner wrote.
“Clearly, there will be questions as to whether or not such contacts, if they occurred, constitute witness tampering, obstruction of justice, or collusion, collaboration, and cooperation between the House Democratic majority, their staff, and you,” he stated in a letter sent to Cohen during his second day of testimony last week.
“Despite this professed outrage by Republicans, it’s completely appropriate to conduct proffer sessions and allow witnesses to review their prior testimony before the Committee interviews them,” Boland claimed. “Such sessions are a routine part of every serious investigation around the country, including congressional investigations.”
Schiff, during an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” suggested his contact with Cohen served more as consolation for the concerned lawyer.
“The extent of my contact was just inviting him to testify and also trying to allay his concerns about the president’s threats against him and his family,” he said.
“Yea, 10 hours to discuss logistics,” Donald Trump Jr. scoffed on social media. “I’m sure he wasn’t coached by Schiff.”
He added, it’d “be nice [if] others in MSM [mainstream media] … finally called this crap out.”
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