January 18, 2019

Feinstein Statement on Cohen Allegations

Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on media reports that President Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress:

“We’ve previously known about attempts to develop Trump Tower Moscow and the misrepresentations surrounding those efforts. Now, media reports say President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about that business deal. If true, the president committed a crime and must be held accountable.

“The Mueller investigation and ongoing congressional oversight must be allowed to run their course without interference. I again call on my Republican colleagues to join in a bipartisan effort to get the facts to the American people, who deserve to know the full story of what happened during and after the 2016 election. If these latest allegations are true, they’re too serious to be ignored or withheld from public scrutiny.”

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