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Cohen to Jim Jordan: ‘Shame on you’

Michael Cohen shot back at the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee after Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) said Cohen was already turning back on his claims of remorse for actions he took as President Trump’s lawyer.

Cohen accused Jordan of twisting his words during the exchange at Wednesday’s hearing, sharply telling the congressman “shame on you.”

“Shame on you, Mr. Jordan,” Cohen said. “That is not what I said, not what I said.”

{mosads}The back-and-forth began when Jordan accused Cohen of disputing the fact that he had committed the financial crimes that he pleaded guilty to committing after being charged by authorities in the Southern District of New York.

“We just had a five minute debate where Mr. Cohen disputes what the Southern District of New York found, what the judge found that he was actually guilty of committing bank fraud,” Jordan said.

Cohen pushed back, saying he was merely trying to correct what GOP lawmaker Rep. James Comer (Ky.) had said in questioning him.  

“What I said was, I took responsibility and that I take responsibility. What I was doing was explaining to the gentleman that his facts are inaccurate. I take responsibility for my mistakes,” he said.

Cohen fiercely pushed back against the notion he is not remorseful of his actions.

“I am remorseful and I am going to prison … I will be away from my wife and family for years. So before you turn around and cast more aspersions, there are more people watching me today who know me a whole lot better,” Cohen said.

“I made mistakes, and I own them. And I didn’t fight with the Southern District of New York,” he continued.

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