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.