After Rosenstein Resigns, Cohen Peddles Misinformation & Calls Barr A ‘Chicken & Unworthy Of AG’

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) interviewed with CNN’s host Wolf Blitzer on Monday where he weighed in on Attorney General William Barr’s upcoming hearing and Rod Rosenstein’s resignation letter.

Barr is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee. However, Barr reportedly sparred with congressional Democrats on Sunday over the conditions for his highly anticipated testimony on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“The Attorney General agreed to appear before Congress. Therefore, members of Congress should be the ones doing the questioning,” Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said in a statement Sunday. “He remains happy to engage with members on their questions regarding the Mueller report.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wants to give the committees’ attorneys a chance to question Barr saying that “It’s not up to Barr to dictate the terms of the hearing” and suggested that the Attorney General is “afraid of something.”

(Related: Jerry Nadler Threatens Another Subpoena, Calls AG Barr ‘Afraid’ To Testify)

Anti-Trumper Steve Cohen also took a shot at William Barr where he called him a “chicken” and suggested that “he’s not worthy of being the Attorney General.” (Continued Below)

“If this attorney general is chicken to face the House Judiciary Committee, he’s not worthy of being a United States attorney general. He’s chicken to face the council and he’s afraid of their questioning and cross-examining.” Cohen claimed.

“If he’s that unsure of himself and unsure of his ability to parry the questions, then he does not deserve to be Attorney General. It shows how loose of a foundation he had to make the statements that he did about the Mueller report.” He added.

Further, he weighed in on Rosenstein’s resignation where he claimed that the Deputy Attorney General did President Trump’s dirty work. (Continued Below)

Rosenstein submitted his resignation on Monday to President Trump, effective May 11.

In his resignation letter, Rosenstein thanked President Trump “for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity, because ‘a nation exists to serve its citizens.'”

Rosenstein discussed the Mueller report over the weekend and reportedly explained that the Russians had very little impact on social media.

Rep. Cohen claimed that the Russians spent “millions” of dollars to influence Donald Trump’s election and Wolf Blitzer allowed the Tennesee congressman to peddle that lie publicly on air. Facebook testified before lawmakers and the company said that Russian agents only spent up to $100,000 on ads.

“Trump is so insecure about his own election victory, he didn’t win the popular vote that he refuses to let anybody suggest that his presidency is not a legitimate presidency, and the Russians helped him get elected. The fact is they did, the facts will prove it and show it– social media influenced. The Russians had an effect on people, you can’t demonstrate that with numbers, but you know it did. That type of millions of dollars worth of social media influences people, especially when it was targeted the way it was.” Cohen whined.

Afterward, Cohen suggested that “Rosenstein is not to be commended, he’s to be condemned for doing what Trump wanted him to do –his dirty work to cover up the real reason for firing James Comey.” (Video Below)

Watch the two short clips below:

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Rod Rosenstein’s official resignation letter:

(Related: Rep. Steve Cohen Likens Trump’s Presidency To The Notre Dame Fire: ‘He’s Torching The Entire Structure Of Government’)