Michael Cohen is being called out for an old habit after claiming he did not want a job at the White House during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
During the hearing, Cohen was called out by Representative Jim Jordan for being bitter he was not offered a position at the White House.
“That’s the point, isn’t it, Mr. Cohen?” Jordan replied. “You wanted to work in the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance.”
Although Cohen strongly denied Jordan’s suggestion, many have spoken out against Cohen on the subject. CNN anchors Dana Bash and Jake Tapper spoke out about the situation, saying that their reporting made them question his denials.
CNN: Cohen isn't telling the truth when he said under questioning by Jim Jordan that he didn't want a job in the White House.
Dana Bash: "He very much wanted a job in the White House." pic.twitter.com/DK9VevYqIS
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 27, 2019
Bash also pointed out that they had “witnessed this in real time that this president, probably more than any other, if he wants somebody in the White House, they’re there.”
Some took to Twitter to call out Cohen for his response:
Michael Cohen asked me to support his effort to be Chief of Staff when I helped run the Presidential Transition Team. He perjured himself today.
— David Bossie (@David_Bossie) February 28, 2019
I told you that #cohen lobbied dozens for the job and was totally dejected when he didn’t get it.
That he could once again lie under oath is almost as sad as him thinking he would ever actually get the job. https://t.co/ftTnxaLsjV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 28, 2019
“That he could once again lie under oath is almost as sad as him thinking he would ever actually get the job,” said Donald Trump Jr.
Michael Cohen asked…no, BEGGED me REPEATEDLY, to ask the POTUS to give him a job in the Administration! He’s STILL lying under oath!
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) February 27, 2019
“Michael Cohen asked…no, BEGGED me REPEATEDLY, to ask the POTUS to give him a job in the Administration!” said Darrell Scott. “He’s STILL lying under oath!”
Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be “Chief of Staff.” It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) February 27, 2019
Cohen’s claims were debunked even further after an interview with Chris Cuomo from 2016 was rediscovered.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) November 10, 2016
Cohen responded to questions about working with Trump after became president, saying, “Oh, I certainly hope so,” and claiming he would “one hundred percent” take a job that the president offered.
When asked about his future, Cohen said, “Hopefully it’ll be in Washington.”
Although he did clarify that it depended on where it was offered, this shows Cohen may not be the most reliable source due to him completely denying his previous hope of wanting a job in the White House.