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Serious allegation against Trump in Russia-affair

It is the so far most serious specific allegation against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Russia affair: According to a US media report, trump's Ex-lawyer

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Serious allegation against Trump in Russia-affair

It is the so far most serious specific allegation against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Russia affair: According to a US media report, trump's Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen has accused the President to have him for perjury in front of Congress instigated.

The online portal "Buzzfeed" reported, citing two anonymous law enforcement officials, Cohen had made according to his own description of his intentional false statements by 2017, the personal instruction of the President. In Cohen's statements to the intelligence committees, it went to the planned construction of the Trump Towers in Moscow.

Trump dismissed the accusation on Friday as a lie. Cohen "to lie to reduce his prison time," he countered in the short message service Twitter. Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison, among other things, due to his false statements to the Congress.

presidential spokesman Hogan Gidley referred to Cohen as a proven "liar". The allegations were "ridiculous" and lacked "any evidence and credibility," said Gidley the TV channel Fox News.

impeachment threatens

apply the new allegation against Trump, he would have made himself presumed guilty of an Offence. "The allegation that the President of the United States could have incited to commit perjury in front of our Committee, ( ... ), it is one of the so far most serious," said the new Chairman of the intelligence Committee in the house of representatives, the Democrat Adam Schiff.

He announced: "We will do whatever is necessary to find out whether this is true." The opposition Senator Jeff Merkley tweeted, should apply to the new charge, "must the President resign or impeachment proceedings to be initiated against him".

at the congressional elections held in November-won a majority, the Democrats have it in Hand to start such an "Impeachment". However, it is used for the deposition of the President, ultimately, a two-thirds majority in the Senate, the continue to trump Republicans dominate.

Delicate influence of Russia

Cohen had admitted to the investigators that have to be made to the committees, the false testimonies, the Trump group has pursued a project of a high-rise tower with luxury apartments in Moscow. Contrary to his original statements, the project should have been followed up until June 2016 – so up to a point, as Trump is already as good as safe for the Republican presidential candidate.

Cohen had said to the committees, the Trump Tower project had already been in January 2016, and buried, before the start of the Republican primaries.

The chronology is highly controversial, as it is a question of whether Trump pursued still at an advanced Phase of his election campaign, business interests in Russia – which, in turn, could have its political attitude towards Moscow's influence. Trump has denied the "shops" in Russia.

Cohen told the investigators that he had frequently consulted with Trump on the Moscow project as originally from him.


The lawyer worked for more than ten years for Trump and was considered one of the most important problem-solvers and closest Confidants. He has considerable insider knowledge of the business and private relations to the President.

it was his imprisonment of the 52 convicted Years-not only because of the false statements, but also because of financial crime, including violations of the campaign Finance law. It was about hush money payments to two alleged former sex partners Trumps, pornstar Stormy Daniels and the former Playboy Model Karen McDougal.

His sentence had to take Cohen to date, because the Congress should be given the opportunity to re-consultation. On 7. February, he is scheduled to testify before a specifically for the control of the government to the Committee responsible. (nag/sda)

Created: 18.01.2019, 20:34 PM

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