President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
It’s illegal to tell someone to lie to Congress. If I’m not mistaken, the law treats that act the same as if you yourself had lied to Congress. It’s a serious crime.
In addition, it’s obstruction of justice. In the event of something like this becoming public, both Senator Klobuchar and Graham actually asked the Attorney General nominee about this particular scenario in the recent Judiciary hearing. To wit: If the president asked somebody to lie for him, would that be obstruction of justice? In both cases Barr said yes. There’s nowhere for Donald to hide on this one.
…the two sources have told BuzzFeed News that Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.
This is an actual ‘bombshell’.