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Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report


Added 05-20-19 05:57:01pm EST - “The president's former? personal lawyer? Michael Cohen told lawmakers during a closed-door hearing earlier this year that Trump attorney Jay Sekulow instructed him to lie about when negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow ended,…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The president's former personal lawyer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels reaches settlement with Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer  Trump associate gave US government Osama bin Laden's phone number, judge says The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again MORE told lawmakers during a closed-door hearing earlier this year that Trump attorney Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowHouse Intel to probe whether lawyers for Trump family interfered in investigation Trump attorneys welcome Barr move to investigate Russia probe's origins Giuliani: Trump lawyers saw Mueller report Tuesday as they prepared rebuttal MORE instructed him to lie about when negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow ended, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Cohen falsely claimed in 2017 testimony that talks on the Moscow project ended in January 2016 before later admitting that discussions continued into June of the presidential election year.

Democrats in the House are currently investigating whether attorneys representing both Trump and his family obstructed the panel’s investigation into Russian interference by shaping or editing false testimony.

“We’re trying to find out whether anyone participated in the false testimony that Cohen gave to this committee,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) told the Post in an interview.

During two closed-door hearings before the Intelligence Committee, Cohen was more specific about the changes Sekulow asked him to make, including saying Jan. 31, 2016 was the date when discussions about the Moscow project ended, people familiar with his testimony told the Post.

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