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Newt Gingrich: 'Pretty Clear' Cohen Lied to Congress

gingrich says it's evident cohen lied during his testimony

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. (Richard Drew/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:41 PM EST

The evidence is "pretty clear" that President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen lied in his testimony, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday while commenting on a series of tweets from the president's current attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

"He was convicted of lying," Gingrich told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The Democrats embarrassed the president of the United States while he was meeting with a North Korean dictator in Hanoi, [staged] this mock show in which a convicted liar comes in to lie again."

"Very few people, except hardline anti-Trump haters thought Cohen was credible," said Gingrich. "He seemed to be perfectly happy doing whatever he was doing until the FBI occupied his office and he was faced with going to jail."

Earlier on Thursday, Giuliani posted a series of tweets concerning Cohen, starting out by noting that House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings had said there would be "terrible consequences" if Cohen lied, but the former lawyer had lied about asking for a pardon, seeking a White House job, and representing foreign entities.

Gingrich said he also believes Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, was having a "great time" during Cohen's public hearing, as he is one of Hillary Clinton's closest friends and got to attack Trump through Cohen's statement.

"I personally believe a lot of the nastiest language in Cohen's statement came from Lanny who is having a great time," said Gingrich, adding that he thinks Davis knows Cohen lied.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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The evidence is "pretty clear" that President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen lied in his testimony, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday while commenting on a series of tweets from the president's current attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
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