Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, reads an opening statement as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Michael Cohen gives documents on Trump Tower Moscow project to House Intelligence Committee

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer" is testifying Wednesday before the committee


Alex Henderson
March 6, 2019 7:37PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
alternet-logo

A week after attorney Michael Cohen’s explosive February 27 testimony before the House Oversight Committee, CNN is reporting that according to multiple sources, President Donald Trump’s former fixer has given some new documents to the House Intelligence Committee—and that those documents show edits to the false written statement he gave to Congress in 2017 about the Trump Organization’s aborted plans for a Trump Tower Moscow in 2016.

Cohen is testifying Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee. But unlike his February 27 testimony, the March 6 hearing is not public.

Advertisement:

The Associated Press has also reported that, according to an anonymous source, Cohen has given Trump Tower Moscow-related documents to the House Intelligence Committee.

During his testimony last week, Cohen alleged that Trump encouraged him to lie about the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations—which the president has vehemently denied.

The new documents Cohen gave the House Intelligence Committee, according to CNN, “are intended to further explain” his February 27 testimony that attorney Jay Sekulow made changes to his statement to the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee—and that the statement had been reviewed in advance by attorney Abbe Lowell, who has represented Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.

In an official statement last week, Sekulow criticized Cohen’s February 27 testimony—asserting that Cohen’s allegation that “attorneys for the president edited or changed his statement to Congress to alter the duration of the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations is completely false.”


Alex Henderson

MORE FROM Alex Henderson



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •