Radical Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) accused Lynne Patton of being a political prop for Republican Rep. Mark Meadows during the Michael Cohen hearings on Wednesday.
Earlier in the hearing Rep. Meadows introduced Trump family planner Lynne Patton, currently a top official in HUD, during his time questioning Mr. Cohen. Ms. Patton years ago was hired by the Trump family. Patton is a black woman and staunch supporter of President Trump.
Later in the hearing radical Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib used her time questioning Michael Cohen to attack Mark Meadows for bringing Lynne Patton into the room as a political “prop.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI): "Just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them does not mean they aren't racist and…the fact someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself." pic.twitter.com/k0ysrj5cKm
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 27, 2019
Rep. Meadows EXPLODED and accused Rashida Tlaib of being the real racist for accusing Lynne Patton of being a prop!
Mark Meadows let her have it!
Meadows angrily accuses Tlaib of racism for calling him racist pic.twitter.com/4Wj6FcJO6l
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2019
Conservative Treehouse posted an interesting update to this story.
Lynne Patton was a dear friend with Michael Cohen at the Trump family business.
Patton knew Cohen was under pressure and said in January on Facebook that Cohen flipped on Trump because Mueller threatened to jail his wife for 30 years.
Lynne Patton: […] 3) Many of you may already know that I considered Michael Cohen to be one of my very best friends. Countless people can confirm that we were virtually inseparable during my employment at Trump – and that he is, single-handedly – responsible for introducing me to the Trump family and effectively changing my entire life. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my heart still breaks for him and for his family, with whom I had grown extremely close.
4) What many of you may not be aware of is the fact that I can personally confirm that the ONLY reason Michael Cohen “turned on” the President of the United States is because Mueller threatened to throw his wife in jail for up to 30 years. Period. She is the co-guarantor of a $20M personal loan that Mueller discovered Michael secured back in 2015 by falsely inflating the value of his taxi medallions – effectively making her part & parcel to the federal charge of “Making False Statements to a Financial Institution,” to which Cohen ultimately plead guilty. This is also the reason why Cohen’s longtime taxi medallion partner, Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, was granted immunity. (read more)