President Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress: Report

 
 
 
President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and gave the order while being a sitting president. In a Thursday night bombshell report, Buzzfeed News reports "Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin."

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump also ordered Cohen to travel to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin to "jump-start" the Moscow project, the report states.

“Make it happen,” Trump reportedly told Cohen.

And in a possibly first-ever direct implication of the President's children, Buzzfeed reports Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. "received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project."

MSNBC's Jill Wine-Banks weighed in, saying, "I think we're in new territory tonight." She adds, "This is obstruction and collusion."

Here's MSNBC's first report:

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The ACLU's Brian Tashman just posted video of Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday asking Trump's Attorney General nominee, William Barr during his confirmation hearing this key question:

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