A BuzzFeed News report published late Thursday night found that President Donald Trump has been implicated in Michael Cohen’s criminal lies to Congress. According to the report, Trump directed Cohen to lie about the 2016 Trump Tower Moscow negotiations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence to prove it.
Given that Cohen has already pleaded guilty to this crime, legal experts argued that, if the report is accurate, it is devastating for the president.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 18, 2019
If there are text messages and other receipts, that’s the ballgame. That’s the smoking gun. https://t.co/4Jd1LLn8Id
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 18, 2019
If true, he’s done: President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project https://t.co/B7fbVMIONW via @jasonleopold @MSNBC @BWilliams @11thHour @NicolleDWallace @DeadlineWH @NBCInvestigates @NBCNewsADVERTISEMENT
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) January 18, 2019
There’s even footage of Lindsey Graham asking him this exact question. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/V93EWS6uYV
— Matt Ford (@fordm) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
This sounds like conspiracy to commit/suborning perjury. And of course, there are others in Trump’s orbit who testified as well. There could be a lot more shoes dropping here.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
We are entering territory in which a lack of response from Congress is starting to become frightening. If this isn’t enough, then what could be?
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“There’s nothing wrong with telling Cohen to lie to Congress” is gonna be lit.
— NeverSaid”Hat” (@Popehat) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
This story is a very big deal. It’s a big enough deal that I’m going to refrain from commenting on it tonight. I and the team will put together our thoughts early in the morning over coffee on @lawfareblog. Good night. Yours til the ship sinks!
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT