BREAKING: Jim Jordan, James Comer Refer Michael Cohen For Criminal Prosecution

On Wednesday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to the Department of Justice recommending that they charge Donald Trump's former lawyer and key witness in the hush money case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Michael Cohen. The letter alleges that Cohen lied to Congress six separate times during testimony to the Oversight Committee in 2019.

The lawmakers argue that Cohen knowingly made false statements during his testimony to the committee on February 27, 2019 and that he lied again before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "Cohen's testimony is now the basis for a politically motivated prosecution of a former president and current declared candidate for that office," Jordan and Comer wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland. "In light of the reliance on the testimony from this repeated liar, we reiterate our concerns and ask what the Justice Department has done to hold Cohen accountable for his false statements to Congress."

The letter then goes into detail about the six instances in which Cohen lied about various facts, including denying committing various fraudulent acts, claiming that he didn't seek employment in Trump's White House, stating that he didn't direct the creation of a Twitter account called @WomenForCohen, denying that he didn't have any reportable foreign government contacts, claiming that he committed crimes in "blind loyalty" to Trump, and having various parts of his testimony contradict his written statement to the committee.

"Currently, Manhattan's popularly elected District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, is using Cohen as his star witness in an ongoing criminal prosecution of President Donald Trump," the letter continues. "Bragg's case heavily relies on Cohen's testimony and credibility. Even more troubling, Cohen's advisor, Lanny Davis, boasted to Politico that Bragg's prosecution of President Trump all stemmed from Cohen's testimony to Congress in 2019."

Given these facts, the lawmakers demanded that Garland direct the DOJ to bring charges against Trump's former lawyer for perjury. "Congress cannot perform its oversight function if witnesses who appear before its committees do not provide truthful testimony," the House Republicans wrote. "His testimony was full of intentionally false statements."

Read the full letter below:

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