"President Donald Trump directed his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress on talks to build a Trump tower in Moscow, according to two federal police officers involved in the case investigation
." Trump also supported Cohen to visit Russia during the presidential campaign to meet President Vladimir Putin personally and start talks with the tower. BuzzFeed's story also claims that Cohen has confirmed this information to Special Adviser Robert Muller after the Special Attorney's Office learned about Trump Cohen's directive lying to Congress through interviews with a number of Trump's witnesses and internal company emails , text messages, and cache from other documents. "
It's hard to exaggerate what big deals are, and no other big store has confirmed the BuzzFeed report, BuzzFeed's report is right, then the president of the United States has ordered subordinates to lie oath ̵
Klobucar: The president persuades a son to commit a lie
Bar: Well, yes, everyone who convinces another yes …
Klobuckar: "You also said that a president or any other person who persuaded a witness to change your testimony will be an obstacle, right?
Barr: Yes. "
Ask yourself, why, if there was nothing worrying or unfavorable about Trump's relationship with Russia, would you instruct Cohen to lie about the depth and breadth of the conversations between the boys and the Russians about the potential building project in Moscow You do not have to lie or conceal things that are nothing special, right?
Cohen not only lied to the office of the special attorney for the Moscow tram tower but also he did it because he believed in the real details of the duration and the talks with the Russians on the project (by June 2016, according to Cohen), and the Trump's family (Cohen said he had repeatedly told them about developments) could jeopardize the billionaire businessman's chance of winning the Republican nomination for president
On Friday, Giuliani added, "Any proposal – from any source – that the president recommends Michael Cohen to lie falsely." Michael Cohen is a convicted criminal and a liar "
The problem with Juliani is that the report of BuzzFeed is not associated with Cohen. He says the special lawyer found the evidence Trump had told Cohen to lie through "a lot of witnesses from the Trump organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other papers." Muller's office only went to Cohen to confirm / admitted that he actually did. This fact makes Juliani's statement that Cohen is a proven liar – which he is! – largely nonsensical.
If the BuzzFeed report is true (and yes it remains "if" because CNN has not confirmed as Barr noted earlier this week, the president who tells someone working for him to lie to Congress for a continuing the investigation is the impediment to justice, and the obstacle to justice is a crime
" If true, "of course, is the key. BuzzFeed put the trust of your entire organization on line. To make a statement that the President of the United States deliberately hindered justice in investigating Russia's attempts to intervene in the presidential election is a massive deal – and something that if wrong can cause irreparable harm to the reputation of company.
But if the BuzzFeed article is right – and one of the reporters who highlighted the story, they insisted on Friday morning on CNN that the information in the song was "solid" and that the source "went beyond" the two cited sources. – then it is the smoking gun (or at least a smoking gun).
If Mueller has the goods – as the BuzzFeed report suggests – it is very, very difficult to see how the impeachment procedure will not begin in Parliament once the Special Advocate report comes out. Whether Trump is actually removed from office is a more political matter that depends on how clearly – if at all – the Trump's guilt in Muller's report.
Do not be fooled: this is a very big moment in an investigation, seemingly full of them. And for the students of history you will remember that the first article on impeachment against the then president Richard Nixon was that he had impeded justice by ordering others to lie. So, there is this.