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The major broadcast television networks will air live coverage Wednesday of the Democrat-led House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen who has turned on his former client since being targeted by federal prosecutors. The cable news networks will also carry the hearing live in which Cohen will reportedly say of President Trump, “He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.”
The Cohen hearing comes as President Donald Trump is in Vietnam for a crucial summit with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un–and the day after news broke Cohen was being disbarred for lying as he was testifying behind closed doors before the the Senate Intelligence Committee. Cohen is set to appear Thursday for a closed door session with the House Intelligence Committee.
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Via NBC News:
…A multipage document filed by Manhattan’s Attorney Grievance Committee that details why Cohen should no longer be permitted to practice in the state of New York was officially entered into the record late Tuesday afternoon.
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In the state court filing, the Grievance Committee said, “The Committee contends that respondent was automatically disbarred because respondent’s conviction under 18 USC § 1001(a)(2) (making false statements to the U.S. Congress), if committed in New York, would constitute the felony of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts in federal court in August 2018, and then pleaded guilty in November 2018 to lying to Congress. His disbarment is retroactive to his November plea.
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CNN reported on the decision by the broadcast networks.
The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd will anchor live coverage on NBC starting at 9:45 a.m. George Stephanopoulos will lead ABC’s coverage. Norah O’Donnell will anchor on CBS. And Fox News will offer an optional special report to...
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