Rep. Meadows on Cohen Testimony: Don't Put Much Stock in 'Political Theater'
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Mark Meadows ripped Michael testimony on Capitol Hill as "political theater."
Cohen, President Trump's former longtime personal attorney, will testify publicly before the committee Wednesday morning, right in the midst of Trump's trip to Vietnam to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
According to prepared remarks for the hearing, Cohen will provide the committee with a copy of a check Trump allegedly wrote from his personal bank account after he became president to reimburse Cohen for hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels.
Separately, Cohen will also accuse Trump of knowing that his former adviser and longtime friend Roger Stone was reaching out to WikiLeaks concerning the publication of stolen Democratic National Committee emails. He will also call Trump a "racist," a "conman," and a "cheat," all based, he will claim, on "documents that are irrefutable."
On "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Meadows said Cohen simply lacks the evidence to back up the "unbelievable claims" in his opening statement.
"So we're going to go on the word of Michael Cohen, who not only has lied to Congress but lied to financial institutions, lied to the IRS, lied to his business associates, and continues to lie to this day?" Meadows said.
"All of this is political theater that I don't put much stock in," he added.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.