Former Trump attorney turns over Russian Federation documents to U.S. House committee

by Garry Watts March 7, 2019, 0:55
Former Trump attorney turns over Russian Federation documents to U.S. House committee

And to a large extent, much of what Cohen testified to we already had a general understanding of based on the various investigations being conducted by Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's interference with the 2016 election and three other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York and the New York Attorney General.

Tlaib has been a consistent critic of Trump and since taking office has been among the more aggressive representatives that have called for investigations into Trump's behavior while in office.

The new documents Cohen gave the House Intelligence Committee, according to CNN, "are meant to further explain" his February 27 testimony that attorney Jay Sekulow made changes to his statement to the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee-and that the statement had been reviewed in advance by attorney Abbe Lowell, who has represented Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Cohen was on Capitol Hill for a fourth day of congressional testimony. Cohen acknowledged in his guilty plea a year ago that he misled lawmakers by saying he had abandoned the project in January 2016 when he actually continued pursuing it for months after that while Trump campaigned for the presidency.

The committee expects some people to produce right away, and others may eventually face subpoenas, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Eighty-one people, agencies and organisations were named by the committee as recipients of document requests, including Mr Trump's adult sons, Donald Jr and Eric, as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is Ivanka's husband and a White House adviser. But that may not be the full story. Complying w the request like an innocent person might be a better strategy. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Cohen did not participate in the conversation.

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McCarthy argued that if reimbursing Cohen for payments meant to avoid embarrassing news during the campaign was a violation of campaign finance laws, then Cohen, as Trump's lawyer, should have informed the president at the time.

There is nothing inherently improper about a subject in a criminal investigation seeking a pardon from a president given the president's wide latitude in granting them.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that his committee has begun the probe into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power and that the panel is sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates. Trump at the time had denied any links to Russian Federation but has since defended the proposed tower project, which never materialized. "There were several changes that were made including how we were going to handle that message, which was - the message of course being - the length of time that the Trump Tower Moscow project stayed and remained alive". But the implication of CNN's report is that Trump's lawyers potentially directed Cohen to lie to Congress.

BuzzFeed reported January 18 that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about the timeline of the project. He said the president arranged to reimburse Cohen, and Cohen took to the hearing a check that he said was proof of the transaction.

"I cooperate all the time with everybody", he said, adding: "You know the attractive thing?"

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