By Amanda Prestigiacomo
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March 8, 2019
President Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer and former "fixer" Michael Cohen reportedly met with the team of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for a stunning ten hours before appearing before the House Intelligence Committee in February. The "unusual" meetings, as described by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has the GOP further questioning if Cohen was coached for the hearing.
According to Fox News, Cohen told House investigators that Schiff’s staffers “traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony.”
The report backs Cohen’s comments on February 27, when the disbarred lawyer admitted to Rep. Jordan that he had spoken with Schiff "about topics that were going to be raised at the upcoming hearing” prior to giving his testimony.
Reacting to the Fox report on Friday, Jordan categorized the meetings as “unusual” and suggested coordination on behalf of the Democrats.
“There’s always, Bill [Hemmer], a little bit of interaction with the witness prior to a hearing. But 10 hours, several trips to his location in New York, that is very unusual. Particularly when we asked for a deposition and weren’t given that opportunity,” Jordan said, appearing on “America’s Newsroom."
“They did 10 hours of preparations with the witness and he came into Congress and still lied to us," he added.
Schiff has denied such claims. “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, but our staff certainly sat down to interview him and that's what you do in any credible investigation,” the Democrat claimed on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”