representative Carolyn Maloney Carolyn Bosher MaloneyJon Stewart, 9/11 Stakeholders Call Congress to Fund Victim Compensation Program Amazon's executive invites Ocasio-Cortez to visit premises after criticism, legislator American opposes the opening of Amazon in New York: "Now we protest against jobs" MORE (D-N.Y.) Said Thursday that she thought the revelations of Michael Cohen's public testimony the day before could result in impeachment proceedings.
Maloney, who is a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Cohen's comments to the panel on Wednesday were "absolutely alarming".
President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump says that Kim is not responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier: "I will take it at the word" Trump: I "believe" Kim's promise not to resume nuclear testing, Trump explodes on Cohen, but "impressed" with complicit commentsThe former long-standing personal attorney pointed to potential violations of campaign finance and ethics, as well as examples of tax evasion and insurance that may involve the president, she said.
"A lot of information was revealed that I was not aware of, there are many investigations going on in Congress and we will follow the facts where they lead us," she told CNN. "I think this could eventually lead to dismissal."
Maloney, who said at Wednesday's hearing that Cohen's appearance was a "buy-back story," said on CNN that she had found testimony from the credible ex-lawyer, despite his guilty plea for lying to Congress.
"I believe so," she said. And I know he's going to jail because he lied to Congress. If he lied to us yesterday, I know that he will go to jail much longer. "
"He pointed out possible violations of campaign financing, ethics violations, tax and insurance fraud and other criminal activities." https://t.co/isdxUqBxZy pic.twitter.com/3HhssGGYY5i
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Cohen, who faces a three-year jail sentence, testified on Wednesday for nearly seven hours, saying Trump was a "racist", a "crook" and a "cheater".
Cohen accused the president of engaging in a secret money ploy to silence a woman during the 2016 campaign, alleging that she had an affair with him. According to Trump, Trump would have had advanced knowledge of WikiLeaks' mass of emails from damaging Democratic emails during the presidential race.
Trump said his former lawyer "had lied a lot" during the hearing, but praised Cohen's comments that he had no direct evidence of collusion between the president's campaign and Russia. Cohen said he had "suspicions" about a possible collusion between Trump and the Kremlin, but that he "would not use the word" collusion ".
Cohen's testimony is likely to spur discussions on the democrats' dismissal, although party leaders have said there should be bipartisan support for such a move.