Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Quigley calls for Michael Cohen to testify before House Intelligence Comittee

SHARE Quigley calls for Michael Cohen to testify before House Intelligence Comittee
SHARE Quigley calls for Michael Cohen to testify before House Intelligence Comittee

WASHINGTON – Following Michael Cohen’s guilty plea on Thursday for lying to Congress, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., said Cohen and Roger Stone, an informal Trump campaign advisor, need to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Cohen pled guilty to making false statements to House and Senate committees in August, 2017 about a Trump Organization pursuit of a real estate deal in Moscow in a two-page letter he sent to the congressional panels.

Cohen, “knowingly and deliberately” made “false representations” lawyers for special counsel Robert Mueller told the court in the plea deal. Mueller’s is investigating “linksand/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”

Quigley, a member of the panel told the Sun-Times in a statement, “Cohen’s plea highlights what we’ve known on the House Intelligence Committee for quite some time: several of our witnesses were untruthful in their testimonies.

“Cohen needs to come back in front of (the committee) as does Roger Stone. And in the meantime, Republicans on the Committee should accelerate the release of key transcripts. If they use the next month to continue their efforts of obstruction on behalf of the president, have no doubt that come January, Democrats will release these transcripts and call back vital witnesses to get our investigation back on track,” Quigley said.

The incoming chair of the panel, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told reporters on Thursday morning that in the wake of Cohen’s guilty plea, “we believe other witnesses were untruthful before our committee. We want to share those transcripts with Mr. Mueller.”

At issue with Stone, a GOP political operative and Trump confidante, is what he knows about the timing and release ofWikiLeaks publication of hacked emails from John Podesta and other Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Latest
The team will celebrate its 2021 WNBA championship with a ceremony at Wintrust Arena.
Patrick Wisdom has homered in four straight games, a feat no Cub has accomplished since Anthony Rizzo in 2015.
Our children have a right to expect more from our leaders, especially in the home of the world’s first juvenile court.
Bally’s is not contractually obligated to meet its own revenue projections. The Lightfoot administration agreeing to this reeks to us of haste and desperation.
The group said a change in curfew wasn’t the answer. More resources, like after-school programming and community centers that stay open late, would help prevent gun violence, they said.