Congressman Carson Statement on Cohen Testimony
Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson, a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released this statement following the committee’s closed door hearing with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen:
“Going into today’s hearing, my objective was to learn more about alleged compromising engagements between President Trump, his associates, and the Russian government, including Trump Tower Moscow and the coordinated distribution of hacked documents by Wikileaks. Some of these issues have been addressed by numerous other witnesses, both publicly and privately.
“However, Michael Cohen’s conviction for lying to Congress, as well as serious allegations leveled in his public hearing yesterday before the House Oversight Committee, raise critical concerns, as well as new lines of inquiry that must be fully pursued. While I cannot disclose the details of his testimony today, the aforementioned developments make clear that the House Russia investigation must continue and that my colleagues on both side of the aisle should participate fully in the interest of protecting our democracy and its institutions.”