Published: Thu, March 07, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Cohen hands new documents to US Congress

Cohen hands new documents to US Congress

That's according to two people familiar with the case who were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Two congressional sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cohen was also due to face questions from lawmakers on the issue of a pardon from his former boss.

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, has turned over documents to the House Intelligence Committee that are related to a Trump real estate project in Moscow.

It's been a downright rotten year for Cohen, but a Quinnipiac poll released yesterday had a glimmer of good news for the jowly NYC attorney: The American people think he-a person who is going to prison specifically for lying-is more trustworthy than the man he was convicted of lying for. Cohen did not participate in the conversation.

But since then, Davis said, Cohen has been clear that he wouldn't accept a pardon.

The broad investigation could be setting the stage for an impeachment effort, although Democratic leaders have pledged to investigate all avenues and review special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming report before trying any drastic action.

Cohen, who in public testimony last week before a different House committee, called Trump a "racist", "conman" and "cheat", arrived for his testimony before Schiff's committee carrying a brown file folder and wheeling a black suitcase.

"We had requested documents of Mr. Cohen".

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CNN and the New York Times reported that Cohen shared documents with the committee showing edits made to written testimony he provided to Congress in 2017, saying that the Moscow projected ended in January 2016. Schiff would not comment on the substance of the interview but said it helped "to shed light on a lot of issues that are very core to our investigation".

The new probes signal that now that Democrats hold a majority in the House, Trump's legal and political peril is nowhere near over, even as the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation winds down. The House intelligence panel has announced a separate probe not only into the Russian interference but also Trump's foreign financial interests.

"Today, Chairman Nadler opened up a disgraceful and abusive investigation into exhausted, false allegations already investigated by the Special Counsel and committees in both Chambers of Congress", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Monday.

Cohen pleaded guilty a year ago to lying to Congress, campaign finance violations and other charges and is set to begin his prison sentence in May.

He pleaded guilty last year to lying to Congress, campaign finance violations and other charges and is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in May.

Federal prosecutors in NY have said Trump directed Cohen to arrange the payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the run-up to the 2016 campaign.

Cohen said in the Oversight testimony that Trump directed him to arrange the hush money payment to Daniels.

"We're far from making decisions" about impeachment, he said.

Trump has said Cohen "did bad things unrelated to Trump" and "is lying in order to reduce his prison time".

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