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.
Big breaking news. About to talk about it on @cnn with @donlemon. Ordering someone to lie to Congress is a felony. https://t.co/HnOKdw3DlW— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1547785096.0
If there are text messages and other receipts, that’s the ballgame. That’s the smoking gun. https://t.co/4Jd1LLn8Id— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1547784852.0
If true, he’s done: President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project… https://t.co/grubZMxlC7— Frank Figliuzzi (@Frank Figliuzzi) 1547784207.0
There’s even footage of Lindsey Graham asking him this exact question. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/V93EWS6uYV— Matt Ford (@Matt Ford) 1547783858.0
This sounds like conspiracy to commit/suborning perjury. And of course, there are others in Trump’s orbit who testi… https://t.co/hY6DORXX4E— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1547783487.0
“There’s nothing wrong with telling Cohen to lie to Congress” is gonna be lit.— AlternativeGroupOfHats (@AlternativeGroupOfHats) 1547782878.0
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 an… https://t.co/zHVv05peD0— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes) 1547782623.0