Judge Nap: Dems Will Use Cohen Testimony to Justify Subpoenaing Trump's Tax Returns
Says former Trump lawyer provided 'treasure trove.'
Following Michael Cohen's public testimony before Congress, Judge Andrew Napolitano said President Trump's former attorney alleged no impeachable offenses, but he did give Democrats a "treasure trove of stuff" with which to torment the president.
Napolitano, Fox News' senior judicial analyst, pointed to a copy of a check Cohen provided to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Cohen claims the $35,000 check, which Trump apparently personally signed from his personal bank account on August 1, 2017, was reimbursement for hush money paid to Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. Trump has denied the affair.
"When the president filled out his financial forms that everybody's required to fill out when you work for the federal government -- 'who do you owe money to?' -- he said nobody," Napolitano said. "So that was an error under oath. Was it an innocent error or was he trying to disguise the obligation to Cohen?"
Napolitano said he believes many people "saw through" Wednesday's public testimony, and the president's supporters will discount Cohen as a liar.
On the other hand, he said, Cohen provided Trump's opponents with "a treasure trove of stuff with which to torment him."
He predicted that Democrats on the oversight committee could use Cohen's testimony to justify subpoenaing people within Trump's orbit -- including members of his family -- and his tax returns.
"Why do they need his taxes other than to torment, embarrass, humiliate him?" Napolitano said. "In my opinion, nothing yesterday was impeachable."
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