Elder Patriot| Fox News has reported:
President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter — as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness.
[…] Republicans have raised concerns with the sessions, with Ohio Rep. Mike Turner sending a letter to Cohen’s team on Wednesday demanding answers.
Turner specifically asked for confirmation of Cohen’s contacts, if any, “with Democratic Members or Democratic staff of SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence], COR [House Committee on Oversight and Reform], or HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] prior to his appearances before House and Senate committees last week” — as well as the lengths of such contacts, their locations and who exactly was involved.
“These questions are important for the public to understand whether or not they were watching witness testimony, a public hearing, or well-rehearsed theater,” he wrote.
During last month’s seven-hour public hearing before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen hesitantly acknowledged, under questioning from Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, that he had spoken with Schiff “about topics that were going to be raised at the upcoming hearing.”
Ten hours! This was more than a heads up, here’s what we’re planning to ask you about so be prepared. This was a coaching session. It lasted longer than the seven hours Cohen spent answering questions before House investigators.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge’s sources told her the coaching session went on even longer, for twelve hours!
Republican Devin Nunes explains why this stinks:
“If you’re running a real investigation the way you would do it is Republican and Democrat lawyers would meet with the lawyers of whoever is going to testify.
“But in this case it sounds like they were just meeting with the witness themselves. This is not a serious investigation which it hasn’t been since the beginning of this year.
That would be when the Democrats took control of the House and the investigative processes therein.
Schiff’s motive is as transparent as a pane of glass. Nunes explained:
“This shouldn’t be shocking, right? They continue to do this.
“They met with Cohen. They were clearly trying to devise how they were going to roll out a new narrative. The last two weeks was all about rolling out a new [anti-Trump] narrative
“Despite all of that they still came out with a fake news story that’s now been debunked. Somehow that his testimony was changed, that was before Congress by Trump’s lawyers.
“That’s what the media went with, that was the narrative, but it ended up being a fake news story.”
There’s a pattern that’s developed where Democrats make wild accusations, their propaganda arm in the mainstream media blasts it to the public breathlessly, only to see it debunked.
This is who the Democrats are. This is how the media supports them. This is who the Democrats have been. This is how the media has always supported them. Both are too far down this road to change. This will continue right through the 2020 election.