President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who infamously defended his client by declaring on national TV that "truth isn't truth", on Thursday asked if House Democrats "care about the truth" while arguing that Trump's former legal fixer Michael Cohen should be prosecuted for perjury.
Cohen's current lawyer, Lanny Davis, said Thursday that Cohen's former attorney had expressed interest in a presidential pardon in the months after federal investigators searched his home and office last April. Cohen's attorneys declined to comment.
Cohen has become a key figure in congressional investigations since turning on his former boss and co-operating with the special counsel. Around the same time, Trump began to distance himself from Cohen, the lawsuit said. She indicated that the additional testimony may cast light on to what extent Trump's lawyers had a hand in crafting Cohen's false testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow deal, a crime for which he has pleaded guilty.
Mr. Davis' clarification is a critical issue of how Mr. Cohen's House and Senate testimony in 2017 came up with the January 2016 date. Shortly after that, Cohen hinted on "Good Morning America" that he was considering striking a deal with the NY prosecutors who were investigating him.
Cohen said the Trump Organization owes him at least $3.8 million, and its failure to pay breached a reimbursement agreement that predated his cooperation.
As a result, Cohen hired lawyers, and the Trump Organization, then run by Trump's sons, Eric and Donald Jr., promised to pay them, the lawsuit said.
It would also cover the fees for his dealings with the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation and 'others, ' which will include the investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan which ended in his conviction. His lawyers totally contradicted him. But the law firm withdrew because of the unpaid legal fees.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.
"So he's doing all this work for nothing?"
"As I warned before Mr. Cohen's appearance before the Oversight Committee, relying on an admitted liar to attack the President is beneath the dignity of the People's House", Jordan continued.
Under the bill, if Trump pardons any witness charged in the multiple probes into his foreign ties, 2016 presidential campaign, or businesses, Congress would automatically be provided with their investigative records. While 50% found Cohen more believable, only 35% found Trump more believable.