House Judiciary Committee Has Evidence Trump Attempted To Obstruct Justice In Michael Cohen Probe: Report
The House Judiciary Committee reportedly has evidence that President Trump attempted to obstruct justice by asking former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to put his alley, U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman, in charge of an investigation into Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday night.
Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal noted that the Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Whitaker committed perjury while giving testimony before the panel earlier this month.
“At no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel’s investigation or any other investigation,” Whitaker said to the panel at the time.
Trump lashed out at The New York Times last week after it released a report on the ways he has allegedly tried to influence investigations into him and his allies.
“The New York Times reporting is false,” Trump tweeted. “They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
Trump also said the report was “fake news” when asked about the alleged request he made of Whitaker.
Cohen, who pleaded guilty last year to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations, is set to testify this week before the House Oversight Committee.
Whitaker declined to comment to The Journal.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Political Dig.