Trump lashes out against his former attorney and personal ‘fixer’ following bombshell...

Trump lashes out against his former attorney and personal ‘fixer’ following bombshell report

Michael Cohen's explosive testimony in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday has divided many voters. ( Commons/file photo)

UPDATE 8:16pm EST: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a statement disputing the report.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lashed out at his former attorney and personal “fixer” Michael Cohen following the publication of a report that said he directed Cohen to lie to Congress.

BuzzFeed reported Thursday that the president directed Cohen to lie to the House and Senate Intelligence committees about a planned Trump-brand property in Moscow. Cohen spoke with the committees behind closed-doors last year.

BuzzFeed spoke with two law enforcement officials familiar with Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into potential collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The White House has yet to deny the report.

Congressional Democrats have said they want answers.

Cohen is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7.

Last November, Cohen pleaded guilty to one of count of lying to Congress, acknowledging he misled lawmakers about the planned Moscow project.

Six months earlier Cohen pleaded guilty to two campaign finance violations for payments he arranged for two women in exchange for their silence over alleged affairs with Trump. Cohen told prosecutors that he delivered them at the behest of the then-candidate.




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