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Oversight Republicans Introduce Resolution Directing Chairman Cummings to Send Michael Cohen Transcript to Justice Department

Washington, April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Oversight Republicans introduced a House Resolution, sponsored by Representative Mark Green (R-TN), that directs Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to submit an official copy of the transcript of Michael Cohen's testimony to the Department of Justice for investigation and potential prosecution.

"If Chairman Cummings fails to refer Mr. Cohen to the Department of Justice for perjury, it will forever mar the reputation of the Oversight committee and call into question the integrity of the entire House. Mr. Chairman, do what you said you'd do and hold Mr. Cohen accountable for lying before our committee," said Representative Mark Green (R-TN).

Background:

  • On February 27, 2019, Michael Cohen falsely testified during sworn testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. 
  • On February 28, 2019, Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Representative Mark Meadows sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr referring Michael Cohen for investigation and potential prosecution.
  • On March 8, 2019, Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Representative Mark Meadows sent a letter to Michael Cohen's attorney concerning contradictions between Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee and media statements made by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff.
  • On March 13, 2019, Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Representative Mark Meadows sent a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings urging him to refer Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for perjury.
  • On March 14, 2019, Ranking Member Jim Jordan offered a Committee resolution to refer Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for perjury.
  • On April 2, 2019, Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Representative Mark Meadows sent a letter to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and Ranking Member Devin Nunes requesting access to transcripts of Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony on February 28, 2019, and March 6, 2019.
  • On April 2, 2019, Dr. Green offered a Committee resolution to refer Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for perjury.

Full text of the resolution can be found here.