Lawmakers with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees reportedly questioned Donald Trump‘s former attorney about whether he and high-level members of the Trump administration had discussed a potential presidential pardon.
Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen testified under oath yesterday that he believes President Donald Trump committed insurance fraud and tax fraud. And after that bombshell he went one step further and actually gave up the names of the Trump Organization executives who were involved in and would have information about such illegal schemes.
Michael Cohen’s testimony yesterday implicated Donald Trump in a Russian conspiracy to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, according to a former federal prosecutor.
The president claimed after Cohen’s daylong congressional testimony that his former personal attorney had cleared him of any charges in the so-called “Russian hoax.” But former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade in an artile today in The Daily Beast maintains that Cohen had actually bolstered the criminal case against Trump as well as other members of his inner circle, including his oldest son, Don Jr.
In his closing press conference at the North Korean Summit in Vietnam today Donald Trump claimed that Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress yesterday cleared him of charges of conspiring with Russia to win election to the U.S. presidency.
The former Trump Organization attorney will testify Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, and Cohen said in a prepared statement that the president told him to to lie during previous testimony before congressional investigators, but he did it in an indirect way, knowing it was a criminal act.
Trump’s longtime personal attorney and “fixer” will testify on Wednesday that he was in the room when Donald Trump, Jr. informed his father about the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives.
On Morning Joe today co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough discussed the busy week ahead for former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, and the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.