Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and ‘fixer,’ has a lot of strong opinions about people in the Trump camp, and now that he’s outside of it himself, he isn’t hesitant to voice them. He’s been talking freely to Congress, prosecutors, podcast subscribers, and anyone else who will listen, ever since he was hit with charges — and subsequently, a prison sentence — for lying to Congress to protect Trump. Now he’s letting Mark Meadows have it, after Trump’s former Chief of Staff reversed his decision to cooperate with a Congressional Committee investigating the January 6th attack.
As previously reported, Mark Meadows was facing potential criminal indictment for failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena, when he decided to start cooperating. He was reportedly negotiating with the committee about exactly what that cooperation would entail on his part, but was expected to testify and turn over documents.
Now he’s changed his mind, according to CNN, with his attorney, George J Terwilliger II, stating that the withdrawal is because “the Select Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning Executive Privilege.”
Trump allies have claimed that executive privilege should protect the former president and his inner circle from the investigation.
Responding to this on Tuesday in tweets, Cohen shared the CNN article and declared Meadows “the dumbest A**HOLE on The Hill!”
Like I previously stated, the dumbest ASSHOLE on The Hill! @MarkMeadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee – @CNNPolitics @CNN @cnnbrk @GloriaBorger @MeaCulpaPodcast https://t.co/JxGWoupBtw
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) December 7, 2021
How many times on @MeaCulpaPodcast have I stated that @MarkMeadows might be the stupidest asshole on the Hill. Now he’s claiming #ExecutivePrivilege on information he released in a book. #moron #LockHimUp pic.twitter.com/8URpKZ7uJi
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) December 6, 2021
He mocked the idea that information could be covered by executive privilege when Meadows has already written a book about it. Meadows and Trump have already publicly clashed over the book, in which Meadows says that Trump tested positive for COVID-19 before the Presidential Debate. Trump has issued an angry denial.
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