Trump in the dumps over online poll rigging charge

 

Trump in the dumps over online poll rigging charge

Washington - A media report alleged Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress in violation of US law.

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10:45 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1:39 AM

Two leading Democrats in the US House of Representatives promised to investigate US President Donald Trump's dealings with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen after a media report alleged Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress in violation of US law.
The BuzzFeed news website, citing two law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter, said on Thursday that Trump and Cohen hatched a plan to continue efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. After Trump won the election, he personally directed Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress and has been cooperating with investigators, to lie to US lawmakers about their endeavours.
Reuters has not verified the report and does not vouch for its accuracy.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, asked about the report by the Washington Post, said: "If you believe Cohen I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge."
Cohen adviser Lanny Davis said he and Cohen declined to comment on the report.


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