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Adding:Donald Trump to Be Investigated by Multiple Congressional Committees Over Report He Directed Michael Cohen Lie Under Oath
On the heels of a bombshell BuzzFeed News report Thursday night alleging President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie, under oath, to Congress to cover up his negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, two of the House’s top committee’s will investigate the matter.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, vowed to open congressional investigations.
“The allegation that the president of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date,” Schiff said immediately following the report. “We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true.”
Nadler echoed those remarks Friday morning, saying “we know that the president has engaged in a long pattern of obstruction.”
“Directing a subordinate to lie to Congress is a federal crime,” Nadler said. “The [House Judiciary] Committee’s job is to get to the bottom of it, and we will do that work.”
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