In a stunning 20-page statement given to MPs Tuesday night, Cohen describes a wide range of charges against Trump – from turning racial commentaries on African-Americans into participation in an illegal money retention scheme during his presidency that extramarital affairs are quiet – as well as suggesting that Trump has falsified a medical condition to get out of service in the Vietnam War.
And Cohen will provide new details, saying that Trump was involved in aggressively pursuing a major project in Russia in 2016, claiming that the lawyers of the president had edited Cohen's testimony for 2017 when he lied to Congress, efforts to build a Trump tower in Moscow.
He says Trump has never directly commanded him to lie to Congress, but he thinks he is executing an order, given his interactions with Trump, who makes public statements that he has no business relationship with Russia. In the testimony, Cohen will claim that in 201
"Mr Stone told Mr Trump that he had just left the phone with Julian Assange, and that Mr Assange told Mr Stone that within a few days there would be a huge discharge of e-mail that would harm the Hillary Clinton campaign, Cohen said, according to his prepared testimony.
Trump responded, according to Cohen: "
Cohen's statements, if true, would lead to the first time someone with direct knowledge has said the president knew in advance about Clinton's ejection from WikiLeaks. Cohen also said the president's personal attorneys "reviewed and edited" his statements of 2017 when Cohen lied to Congress about the Trump organization's aspirations for a large scale project in Moscow. Stone – who is accused of accusations of false allegations, forgery of witnesses and impediment to justice – denied discussing the Trump issue or having such interactions with WikiLeaks. He fights his charges in court.
Cohen's introductory statement also suggests that Trump might have known in advance the 2016 meeting set up by Donald Trump Jr. and the Russians in the Trump Tower, something Trump and his eldest son have long since denied. Cohen will tell Congress that he was a witness to Trump Jr. in June 2016, telling his father, "The meeting is ready." Cohen admits he does not know for sure that Trump's son's comments are related to the meeting with the Russians. 19659002] "I also knew that nothing in the Trump world, especially the campaign, without the knowledge and approval of Mr. Trump," says Cohen. "So I concluded that Don Jr. had in mind this June 2016 meeting at Hillbury's Dirt Tower Trump Tower."
The White House attacks Cohen's trust, calling him someone he does not believe he has already guilty of.
When asked to comment on Cohen's prepared testimony, the White House mentioned the press release of the press secretary Sarah Sanders on Cohen's testimony.
"Survivor Michael Cohen goes to jail for a congressional falsehood and other false statements, Sanders said in this statement." Unfortunately, he will go to Congress this week and we can expect more of the same. It is funny that someone would take a condemned liar like Cohen in his words and regret to see him with yet another opportunity to spread his lies. "
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