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Log Michael Cohen on the instructions of Donald Trump?

President Donald Trump should have hired a media report Thursday night, according to his former lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Accor

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Log Michael Cohen on the instructions of Donald Trump?

President Donald Trump should have hired a media report Thursday night, according to his former lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. According to the online magazine, "Buzzfeed" was Cohen to direct instruction of the President, as he gave before the committees of Congress on the record that Trump is not pursued from January 2016 no business interests in Russia, which corresponded to the facts. Cohen, well-known already in last November, before a court guilty of the Congress in this point, lied to.

According to "Buzzfeed," learned special investigator Robert Mueller of the alleged Directive Trumps in the course of an investigation, which led his Team to the Trump group. The Form In which the statement of Cohen's is supposed to be, is not clear. In the report of the magazine the talk of "internal corporate E-Mails, text messages and other documents", but also from the testimonies of employees of the Trump group. Cohen is said to have confirmed to Mueller's investigators that he had been instructed personally by the President, to make the false statements. For its report, Buzzfeed was based on statements from two unnamed Federal investigators who had knowledge about Mueller's Russia-investigation.

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to Make the accusations, this would be for Trump a political and legal Problem. Incitement to perjury is considered to be a possible basis for impeachment proceedings. If there is some evidence for this, it'll go quickly to the question of whether Trump the judiciary have made disability guilty, said the legal scholar John Barrett, the magazine "the Atlantic": "This would be Impeachment Material."

In Washington, the "Buzz-feed"report was triggered shortly after the publication of hustle and bustle. Adam Schiff, the democratic Chairman of the intelligence Committee in the house of representatives, announced that he would take the necessary steps to have the matter in Congress. The accusation that the President wanted to conceal its business with Russia, is one of the "the so far most serious". Similarly, more Democrats expressed. "If the "Buzzfeed"story is true, President Trump either step back or to the office to be dismissed," wrote the Deputy Joaquin Castro on Twitter.

trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, rejected the contents of the "Buzz-feed"article: "Any allegation that the President is Michael Cohen have got to lie, is categorically false." The President himself called Cohen on Twitter as a liar. Also politicians of the Republicans expressed doubts. It was "an absurdity" to believe that Trump Cohen would have given such a statement, said Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the house of representatives, in the TV channel Fox News.

prison sentence for tax evasion and false statement

During his presidential campaign, Trump always denied, to pursue in Russia business interests. According to "Buzzfeed," he should have driven a long time, personally, the project for a Hotel in Moscow, from which he promised himself allegedly large profits. The media report quoted investigators, to have Trump during his election campaign at least ten times with Cohen met in order to be informed about the progress of the project.

to arrange, Among other things, Trump Cohen, have encouraged, during the last campaign for him a Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This, however, never materialized, and also from the proposed hotel project was not to be.

Michael Cohen was for many years the closest man Trumps trust. He wants to on 7. February, in a public hearing before the oversight Committee of the house of representatives of the statements. Then, he must compete a three-year prison sentence, he was convicted in December by a court because of tax evasion and false statements before Congress.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 18.01.2019, 21:35 PM

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