RNC Shreds Michael Cohen With New Video Ahead of Congressional Testimony: 'Have Fun in Prison!'

The Republican National Committee mocked Michael Cohen in a new video released on Tuesday, one day before President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" is set to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

Earlier, the official GOP account shared a video showing different clips of Cohen praising Trump before he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress last year, with its 1.82 million followers. The video ended with a message to Cohen: "Have fun in prison!"

"For years, Michael Cohen praised @realDonaldTrump's honesty and integrity," they tweeted alongside the clip. "It was only after Cohen was caught for tax evasion and other personal financial misdeeds, he began lying about President Trump in an effort to save face."

During his testimony, set to begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, Cohen is expected to accuse Trump of engaging in criminal activity while in office, including hush-money payments made to women who alleged they'd had affairs with Trump.

Although Cohen was initially scheduled to voluntarily testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on February 7 to "give a full and credible account of events which have transpired," his lawyer, Lanny Davis, postponed the appearance late last month because of alleged "ongoing threats" to his client and his family from Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

"Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani, as recently as this weekend, as well as Mr. Cohen's continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, by advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen's appearance will be postponed to a later date," Davis said in a statement last month.

"Mr. Cohen wishes to thank Chairman [Elijah] Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time."

According to a memo released by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, last week, the scope and purpose of Cohen's hearing will include addressing the president's business practices and his "debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election."

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took aim at Cohen's credibility, accusing him of attempting to "spread his lies" at the upcoming hearing.

"Disgraced felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements," she said.

"Sadly, he will go before Congress this week and we can expect more of the same.... It's laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies."

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