Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, reports BuzzFeed News:

Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.

The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.

Neal Katyal, a former acting Solicitor General, told CNN that if the report is true, then Trump is guilty of suborning perjury, a crime that is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Twitter users greeted the news report enthusiastically:

(Sources: BuzzFeed News, CNN via YouTube, Twitter, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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