President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE's attorney Rudy Giuliani called on the Special Counsel's Office headed by Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE to prosecute Michael Cohen for perjury on Friday after Cohen testified to Congress that he had not sought a job at the White House.
In testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cohen was questioned about whether he had pursued a job with the Trump White House as Republicans sought to paint him as disgruntled after failing to join the administration.
Cohen asserted in his testimony Wednesday that he never pursued a White House job.
“I didn’t want to go to the White House,” Cohen told Congress.
"I was extremely proud to be the personal attorney for the president of the United States of America. I did not want to go to the White House. I was offered jobs," he added.
But in a tweet, Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, pointed to a video clip of Cohen speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo about his willingness to join the Trump administration in the days following the 2016 election.
Cohen tells Cuomo in the clip that he would "100 percent" join the White House if Trump asked him to serve in the administration while noting that he had not been asked.
"Mueller prosecuted General Flynn for a false statement when the FBI thought he was telling the truth. Well Cohen’s perjury about seeking a WH job is proven by his own words. Must be prosecuted?" Giuliani tweeted.
Mueller prosecuted General Flynn for a false statement when the FBI thought he was telling the truth. Well Cohen’s perjury about seeking a WH job is proven by his own words. Must be prosecuted? https://t.co/3Ibi5FMACb— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) March 1, 2019
The video has been pointed to by Trump's son Eric TrumpEric TrumpPress: Newt says lock 'em up – for doing their job! Are the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? Jan. 6 probe roils Cheney race in Wyoming MORE and other allies of the president as proof of Cohen's attempts to secure a position as White House chief of staff in the months leading up to Trump's inauguration in 2017.
“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?” he tweeted Wednesday.
"Nailed it," Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpRittenhouse to speak at Turning Point USA event White House calls Jan. 6 text revelations 'disappointing' Court orders release of some redacted passages of Mueller report MORE added. "It really was the biggest joke of the entire transition. The beginning of his bitterness was when he realized that was never going to happen."