House Intel Committee Now Investigating Trump’s Lawyers for Possible Obstruction: NYT

The New York Times has just published a big story: The House Intelligence Committee is now investigating personal attorneys representing President Donald Trump and his family for possible obstruction. This new investigation relates to the Committee's investigation into Russia's attack on the U.S. 2016 presidential election.

"The line of inquiry stems from claims made by the president’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who told Congress earlier this year that the lawyers in question helped edit false testimony that he provided to Congress in 2017 about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Mr. Cohen said they also dangled a potential pardon to try to ensure his loyalty," the Times reports.

Requests for documents have been sent to "Jay Sekulow, who represents the president; Alan S. Futerfas, who represents Donald Trump Jr.; Alan Garten, the top lawyer at the Trump Organization; and Abbe D. Lowell, who represents Ivanka Trump."

House Intelligence Committee Chairman, in a letter to the four attorneys, wrote, "it appears that your clients may have reviewed, shaped and edited the false statement that Cohen submitted to the committee, including causing the omission of material facts."



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