Rep. Mark Meadows immediately demanded postponing the public testimony of President Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, kicking off the highly anticipated Oversight Committee hearing off on a contentious note.
The North Carolina Republican said lawmakers were not given enough time to review Cohen’s submitted testimony — and accused Cohen and his attorney, Lanny Davis, of deliberately withholding his prepared statement so Republicans couldn’t view it.
“When you were in the minority you wouldn’t have stood for it and we shouldn’t stand for it as a body,” Mr. Meadows told Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat and House Oversight Committee Chairman.
Rep Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, also jumped in, saying that the opening statement was leaked to CNN.
The motion was defeated.
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