Next to testify on hush-money payments: Sean Hannity? – Washington Examiner

Fox News host Sean Hannity is drawing fire for comments he made about Michael Cohen in an interview with President Trump on Thursday, and one lawmaker wants him called to testify in front of Congress.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who sits on the committee, tweeted “Sean Hannity is now volunteering himself as a witness. I look forward to his testimony” following Hannity’s comments about the president’s former longtime fixer, who spent three days testifying in front of Congress this week.

Cohen testified behind closed doors to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and publicly to the House Oversight and Reform Committee this week. He is set to testify to the House Intelligence Committee again next week. Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments ahead of the 2016 election to two women who claimed they had extramarital affairs with Trump, as well as lying to Congress.

In an interview with Trump in Vietnam, Hannity said that Cohen had told him he — not Trump — had made the decision on the payments without telling the then-candidate.

“He told me that personally,” Hannity said.

A Cicilline spokeswoman told CNN that Hannity volunteered firsthand knowledge about Cohen. “If he was lying, it wouldn’t be the first time. This is the same guy who claimed inside knowledge that Russia didn’t hack the DNC until a federal judge ordered him to stop. Regardless, if he feels he has information that’s relevant to this investigation, he should share it under oath before Congress.”


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