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What Do You Want Your Reps Asking Michael Cohen When He Testifies?

Do you support an oversight hearing with Cohen?

by Countable | Updated on 2.21.19

What’s the story?

  • President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is set to testify in public before Congress on Wednesday.
  • Cohen, who’s also been called Trump’s “fixer,” is headed to prison in May after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, including paying hush money to two women claiming to have had affairs with the president.
  • Cohen also plead guilty to lying to Congress and tax fraud.
  • Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, told ABC News that his client intends to share “personal, front-line experiences of memories, and incidents, and conduct, and comments that Donald Trump said over that 10-year time period behind closed doors.”

What are both sides saying?

  • “Congress has an obligation under the Constitution to conduct independent and robust oversight of the executive branch, and this hearing is one step in that process,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MA) said in a statement announcing the hearing.
  • Cummings outlined 10 topics in a memo that he hopes to address in the hearing, including “the president’s debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election” and his compliance with federal tax and campaign finance laws.
  • Republicans on the panel have called Cohen “an admitted serial liar” and are accusing Democrats of putting on a political show.
  • “When Cohen appears before our committee, we can only assume that he will continue his pattern of deceit and perjury,” Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Mark Meadows (NC) wrote.
“Although Cohen falsely attributes his crimes to ‘blind loyalty to Donald Trump,’ a federal judge correctly noted that Cohen’s crimes were all motivated by his personal greed and ambition.”

What do you think?

What do you want your reps asking Cohen? Is this about oversight or a political show? Take action and tell your reps what you want them asking Cohen, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

(Photo Credit: @MichaelCohen212 via Twitter)

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  • Ken
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    Did Donald Trump interfere with or conspire with Russia or any other entity in the 2016 election?Can he provide proof? Did Trump break laws?

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  • Jackie
    02/21/2019
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    I would like to know what trump uses for leverage to get people to willingly sell out their morals, ethics, name, standing. And why his cult is so willing to believe everything that comes out of his mouth in spite of hard facts to the contrary. I’d like to know why people decided tribalism and a sense of us vs them and winning trumped American spirit, generosity and values. I’ve read some of these comments and they turn my stomach with their stupidity. “Dems plotting to take over the government”? A conspiracy by the same folks who’ve dedicated their lives to keeping us safe for decades? What the hell? Tell us everything Mike and let the chips fall where they may.

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  • Miles
    Voted No
    02/21/2019
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    “How do you feel about the DOJ & FBI being weaponized against you & the the rest of the Trump team based on illegal court fraud & a false story to cover up the Clintons’ & Obama’s involvement in illegal spying on the Trump campaign?” The only question that should be asked.

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  • Tana
    Voted Maybe
    02/21/2019
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    However I’d much rather have an attorney asking the questions and Congress to those that testify so they cannot get out of avoiding answering a question due to the terminology. It’s maddening watching it happen constantly during these hearings. We need a better system I believe as the ‘TRUTH’ Is being harder to find.

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  • Mike
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    What are Trump and his family’s ties to Russian oligarchs and the Russian government. Do that have any financial sway over him that would be compromising?

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  • Robin
    Voted No
    02/21/2019
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    He’s a proven liar. There is nothing to learn. He is simply stalling to push off the date he has to report to prison. Nothing but Dem propaganda.

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  • SouthernGal
    02/22/2019
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    My congressman is a member of the Freedom Caucus. He won’t ask anything relevant, but just continue to be the suck-up to trump he has been since 2017.

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  • Jim2423
    Voted Maybe
    02/21/2019
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    I don’t really care. It appears our President has a poor selection process for hiring quality people.

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  • Glowurm
    Voted Yes
    02/22/2019
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    Did Trump’s people, Manafort, Dump, Jr., Flynnn, or any of those already convicted report directly, or indirectly, to the big Dump? In other words, did Trump know about the Russian interference and when?

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  • Brian
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    How many times have you had to pay off women or hide affairs or pregnancies for Trump? Why is he hiding his taxes and financial documents from the American people? What other information that might be illegal or unethical about Trump should the American people know that doesn't follow under Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference? Why did you work for him so long if you knew he was a criminal and a fraud?

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  • Christopher
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    Q: what were you thinking when you assisted in the violation of U.S. Campaign Funding Laws on behalf of Donald J. Trump? As an Officer of the Court did you not consider your oath to defend the laws of this country and advise your client to do the same?

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  • Ivana
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    What does Putin have on trump? I want to know why our president is comprised and why he is selling out our country!

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  • NoHedges
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    I would like them to ask Mr. Cohen if there is anything he believes the American people need to know in regards to his involvement that has not previously been covered. Mike, The answer to your question can be found in the book:House of Trump House of Putin. Excerpt: House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House. It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin’s long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and Mafia kingpins had ensnared Trump in, starting more than twenty years ago with the massive bailout of a string of sensational Trump hotel and casino failures in Atlantic City. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence.

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  • Cindy
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    I would like my representatives to ask if the Russians were helping Trump get into the White House and why?

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  • FilmTeacher
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    What do you know about Trump's criminal dealings?

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  • Nancy
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    I would like to know everyone involved in the hacking of Hillary’s emails. and everyone involved in conspiring to influence the American voters to change the outcome of our election. We know Trump knew about it before it was on the news because he announced it on national television, I want to hear everything Michael Cohen has to say. As far as I know there is only one cereal liar. When I hear people talking about “he’s a liar” it tells me they are afraid of what he has to say. If they call him a liar, they just discredit anything that he says that they don’t like! Kinda like Trump with the news media. Let him talk about everything, the president must be accountable, just like everyone else!

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  • Donna
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    Other than the crimes you admitted to that include Comrade tRUMP, did he ever ask you to cover up crimes by family, friends, or business associates? Ask this.

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  • samdaman
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    How much did the president know about the various ties and interactions his campaign officials and associates had with the Russian government and operatives? And when did he know about it? Has the president ordered Cohen to commit crimes on his behalf?

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  • Matthew
    Voted Yes
    02/22/2019
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    I want my third reich Representatives to ask Cohen two questions (& a follow-up): Did you at all tell the Manchurian he was a traitor for what he was doing? AND Did you know that he was willing to screw the American people and the country to better his bank account? (Follow-up: And what did you do to stop him?)

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  • samiam6
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    Has Trump committed treason?

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  • W0Iv3rln3
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    Ask him EVERYTHING!

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  • Chips
    Voted Yes
    02/21/2019
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    This President has changed his story on every situation that has been uncovered by the press, when he has no facts for a rebuttal then he yells fake news and everyone is out to get him, all I know is an innocent person does not act this way, smoke = Fire

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