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Elise Stefanik needles ‘novice’ Rep. Dan Goldman on Democrats’ election interference

House Republican convention chairwoman Elise Stefanik went after Manhattan and Brooklyn Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman Wednesday for dismissing the severity of felony prosecutions towards former President Donald Trump that might injury his re-election effort.

Stefanik (R-NY) attacked Goldman throughout a subcommittee listening to on the weaponization of federal authorities for ignoring previous “election interference” makes an attempt by Democrats.

“Let me tell you what is really election interference: Withholding military aid to an ally in the middle of a war in order to coerce and extort a foreign government to investigate a political opponent,” Goldman started.

Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY)
“All the Republican majority is trying to do here today is lawfare, is interfere in ongoing criminal investigations that our system is perfectly well-equipped to handle,” he concluded. House Committee on the Judiciary

“All the Republican majority is trying to do here today is lawfare, is interfere in ongoing criminal investigations that our system is perfectly well-equipped to handle,” he concluded — ignoring his personal teaching of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen.

“Oh, I love being able to respond to the novice from New York,” Stefanik shot again. “First of all, thank you so much for stating the obvious that political lawfare is in fact election interference. That’s what we’re seeing with the sham Alvin Bragg trial.

“Thank you also to the novice freshman member from New York highlighting that withholding military aid to an ally for a political purpose just like [President] Joe Biden is doing to Israel,” she mocked. “Always grateful for you stepping in.”

Rep. Elise Stefanik
“Oh, I love being able to respond to the novice from New York,” Stefanik shot again at Goldman. House Committee on the Judiciary

Last week, the Biden administration paused navy support to Israel on the situation that it maintain off on an invasion of Rafah, the final stronghold of Hamas within the Gaza Strip.

The determination got here as Biden, 81, faces strain from Muslim and Arab-American voters to reject his earlier help for Israel, with tens of thousand casting “uncommitted” ballots in Democratic presidential primaries nationwide.

Goldman, in his spherical of questioning, scoffed at Republicans and panel witnesses who claimed that the unprecedented 34 enterprise felony counts lodged towards the previous president by Bragg constituted “lawfare.”

Former US President Donald Trump, with lawyers Todd Blanche (L) and Emil Bove (R), attends his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 14, 2024.
Goldman in his spherical of questioning scoffed at Republicans and panel witnesses who claimed that the unprecedented 34 enterprise felonies lodged towards the previous president constituted “lawfare.” POOL/AFP through Getty Images

Attorney Robert Costello, a kind of witnesses, discredited current testimony by Cohen by pointing to a litany of lies the ex-Trump lawyer had advised Congress.

In 2018, Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in federal jail for perjury and ordered to pay a $50,000 high-quality.

Goldman accused Costello of “jury tampering” by calling out Cohen’s historical past of lies — which Stefanik famous had saved the Justice Department, Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Bragg’s predecessor as Manhattan DA, Cy Vance, from bringing the case earlier.

Robert Costello
Robert Costello, a kind of witnesses, discredited current testimony from ex-Trump authorized fixer Michael Cohen within the Manhattan “hush money,” pointing to a litany of lies Cohen had made to Congress and himself when he was his shopper. House Committee on the Judiciary

Goldman additionally didn’t disclose within the listening to what he had earlier admitted on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” that he had “deposed Michael Cohen” and “met with him a number of times to prepare him” for the trial.

Nor did the Democrat disclose that he stays a shopper of the Manhattan trial choose’s daughter, Loren Merchan, who serves as president of the Chicago-based progressive political consulting agency Authentic Campaigns.

Goldman accused House Republicans of pushing a “bogus impeachment investigation … without finding a single piece of evidence of wrongdoing” — disregarding witness testimonies about Biden having met together with his son Hunter’s international patrons who paid hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to the primary household.

He additionally failed to say allegations by IRS whistleblowers that Biden’s Justice Department impeded the five-year-long probe into Hunter that culminated in two separate felony prices towards the primary son.

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