House Democrats are using former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s testimony to justify seeking ten years’ worth of financial information about President Donald Trump.
In a letter sent to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) this week, House Republicans revealed that Democrats had sent document requests to accounting firm Mazars USA LLP about Trump’s finances before he was sworn in as president in 2017.
According to the letter, Democrats are seeking information related to Trump’s failed attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills football franchise. A bombshell New York Times report from last week claimed that Trump and Cohen together convinced Deutsche Bank to vastly overstate Trump’s personal wealth in financial statements given to the National Football League, which sought assurances that Trump had the kind of financial clout needed to pull off a $1 billion deal.
In their letter to Cummings, House Republicans complained that Democrats were basing their document requests upon the testimony of “convicted perjurer” Cohen, who gave members of Congress details about where to look for potential criminal malfeasance in Trump’s finances.
Read the letter, as posted on Twitter by Politico’s Kyle Cheney, below.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 27, 2019