Heard on the Hill

Photos of the week: A comedian, a fixer and a presidential snub

The week of Feb. 25 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, center, and 9/11 responder John Feal, far right, walk through the Hart Building on Monday while visiting Senate offices to call on Congress to make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to responders, victims and their families who suffer from health maladies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The week began with a bang, not whimper, on Capitol Hill, as comedian Jon Stewart made a cameo and the House delivered a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump.

And that was even before Michael Cohen took the stand. The president’s onetime lawyer transfixed the nation Wednesday as he testified before the House Oversight and Reform panel. On the agenda? Threats, lies and hush money.

Not everyone was thrilled to see the fixer coming. Rep. Matt Gaetz spent part of his week walking back a tweet that appeared to threaten Cohen. 

“Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat,” the Florida Republican tweeted at Cohen the night before the hearing.

Here’s the week in photos:

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 25: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves the podium after the House Democrats' news conference on the Privileged Resolution to Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves the podium after the House Democrats’ news conference on their resolution to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks with reporters as she waits to board the Senate subway in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks with reporters as she waits to board the Senate subway in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., shakes hands with members of the Disabled American Veterans as he arrives for the Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., shakes hands with members of the Disabled American Veterans as he arrives for a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs panels on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is seen after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., boards an elevator after the Senate Republicans’ lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: A check payable from President Donald Trump to Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, is displayed in the hearing room as Cohen testifyies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A check from Trump to Michael Cohen, his former attorney, is displayed in the hearing room as Cohen testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, testifyies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Cohen adjusts his jacket as he testifies Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Reps. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., center, and Harley Rouda, D-Calif., right, talks with World War II veteran Sidney Walton, 100, of San Diego, during a break in a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building featuring testimony by Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Walton, seen with his son Paul, left, served in India during the war. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., center, and Harley Rouda, D-Calif., right, talk with World War II veteran Sidney Walton, 100, of San Diego, during a break in the Cohen hearing on Wednesday.. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, are seen during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building featuring testimony by Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, talk during the Coen hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to cameras about his Michael Cohen tweet as he leaves the Capitol after the final votes of the week on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to the press about his Cohen tweet as he leaves the Capitol after the final votes of the week on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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