House Intelligence Committee plans to call Trump Organization's Allen Weisselberg to testify

House Intelligence Committee plans to call Trump Organization's Allen Weisselberg to testify

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a similar fundraising email to supports, saying "Michael Cohen's testimony makes this clear: Trump is a threat to our country".

Cohen has readily admitted that he lied for the president for 10 years and that his livelihood was dependent upon supporting Trump at all costs.

Trump scorned him as "a rat".

Cohen, in response to Ocasio-Cortez's inquires, revealed additional details on how Trump provided insurance companies with financials that exaggerated his assets and wealth but wanted to reduce his real estate taxes - and if the president lied on insurance and IRS forms to make this happen, that would be fraud. He was interviewed behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee, of which Rep. Elise Stefanik is a part of, for more than eight hours. He's due to start a three-year prison sentence in May.

"And at one point [Sater] used Trump Organization business cards indicating he was a quote, 'senior adviser to Donald Trump, '" Rouda said.

Cohen said there were no deals in the works, but confirmed he had been approached and was open to the idea.

During the campaign, Trump never mentioned the project and denied having any business interest in Moscow.

"And on the 26th floor", replied who Cohen, who when asked why that particular floor is important responded, "It was Mr. Trump's floor". In 2015, Pecker agreed to assist Trump's run for president by squelching damaging stories, federal prosecutors say.

The ex-Playboy model said she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007. The panel is focusing on the numerous contacts Trump's campaign had with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential race.

But that false narrative was exposed on August 21, when Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations for arranging - "in coordination and at the direction of" Trump - payments of $130,000 to Daniels and $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Mr Cohen mentioned him in his public House Oversight testimony, linking him to hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleged she had an affair with Mr Trump. Cohen said Weisselberg helped him "figure out how to" pay off Daniels after Trump allegedly instructed him to do so. You end up where Representative Jim Jordan blandly ended up Wednesday, in referring to the hush-money scheme: "I think it's news we knew about".

Weisselberg received limited immunity previous year related to his grand jury testimony he gave in the Cohen case about the hush money allegations.

The Los Angeles attorney who initially represented Daniels and McDougal in their dealings with Cohen and American Media Inc. and negotiated their payments. Trump later reimbursed Cohen for those payments.

Democratic Chairwoman Maxine Waters wants to investigate Trump's ties with Deutsche Bank AG, one of the world's largest financial institutions, as well as information about potential Russian money laundering through the bank.

"Michael Cohen's book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before", Trump wrote on Twitter. Sekulow said the allegations that he "edited or changed" Cohen's testimony to alter the duration of the Moscow negotiations "is completely false".

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