Trump Lawyers Caught In A Lie That Could Put The President In Handcuffs
It was reported on Friday that House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings revealed that two attorneys representing Donald Trump, both personally in at the White House, lied under oath after being questioned by the Office of Government Ethics about hush money payments.
“It now appears that President Trump’s other attorneys — at the White House and in private practice — may have provided false information about these payments to federal officials,” Cummings wrote to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, according to Politico.
According to the report, the two lawyers involved are outside counsel Sheri Dillon and Stefan Passantino, who served as deputy White House counsel for compliance and ethics.
“This raises significant questions about why some of the president’s closest advisers made these false claims and the extent to which they too were acting at the direction of, or in coordination with, the president,” Cummings wrote.