A bombshell report in Buzzfeed last night claimed that Donald Trump told his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump’s Moscow Tower Real Estate Deal. According to authors Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier, the Mueller probe apparently has multiple witnesses, documents and other evidence that corroborates the testimony of Michael Cohen.
The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.
If the details of the story are true, Trump would be guilty of obstruction of justice, the same crime Richard Nixon was impeached for. Here is the full article:
Democratic lawmakers took to social media last night to express their concern and outrage. Rep Joaquin Castro:
Rep Adam Schiff:
Though many political observers suspected that Trump was hiding his dealings with Russia, it now seems clear that Trump was actively working to keep his Russia project a secret from Mueller and the public by instructing Cohen to lie to Congress about his involvement, thwarting investigators while committing the crime of obstruction of justice. Also implicated in the story were Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump, who were apparently informed about Cohen’s dealings with Russians for the Moscow Tower deal.
Keep your eye on Trump’s response to this news, especially with his children in the flow of information about the Moscow Tower deal. By the time you read this blog Trump will likely have gone on a Twitter rampage. We can only hope he doesn’t start a war or other catastrophe to distract us from the mushrooming scandal unleashed by Cohen’s cooperation with Mueller. Calls for impeachment will continue to get louder.
Stay alert and keep resisting…