House Republicans Refer Michael Cohen To DOJ Seeking New Perjury Charges Over Yesterday’s House Testimony

The New York Post reports:

Two of President Trump’s top defenders on the House Oversight Committee issued a perjury referral to the Justice Department on Thursday seeking charges against Michael Cohen for allegedly lying during his high-profile public testimony.

GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking that he charge Cohen for knowingly making false statements to Congress.

They said he lied when he claimed he never wanted a White House job, said he “never defrauded any bank,” denied any foreign government ties, and more.

The Week reports:

In another instance, the congressmen said “we believe” that Cohen lied about contracts with foreign entities, and they also suggest he lied about having “never defrauded any bank” and about committing crimes due to his “blind loyalty” to President Trump.

It even takes issue with his testimony about the @WomenforCohen Twitter account, suggesting his statement that he didn’t set the fan account up himself “may also be false,” which they argue would be “material to the committee’s assessment of Mr. Cohen’s character and credibility.”