Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the man set become the chairman for the House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday that Donald Trump’s supporters must deal with the “reality” that the special counsel Robert Mueller is rapidly closing in on the corrupt president.
“Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences,” Jerrold Nadler said, referring to the plea deal that Mueller reached with Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, earlier in the day.
“Mr. Cohen has now admitted to lying about his contacts with Russian officials on behalf of President Trump. His guilty plea contemplates Mr. Cohen’s further cooperation with investigators. Anyone who still believes that this is a ‘witch hunt’ must now face the reality that the investigation appears to be closing in on the President.”
Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences. Read my statement after @realDonaldTrump‘s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russian officials on behalf of Donald Trump during the 2016 election here: pic.twitter.com/TQPynjmDI2
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) November 29, 2018
Michael Cohen, who was Trump’s personal lawyer for several years, pled guilty in a Manhattan federal court to making false statements to Congress.
That charge stemmed from when Michael Cohen spoke with both House and Senate panels regarding his contacts with Russians back during the rigged 2016 presidential campaign.
Michael Cohen admitted to lying to Congress while talking about plans to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow, Russia. Cohen had claimed that negotiations to construct the property in Russia had finished in January of 2016.
However, emails showed he talked with a developer from Russia until the summer in 2016. Court documents indicate that he also lied to Congress members about his plans to go to Russia and regarding how long the plans were discussed inside the corrupt Trump Organization.
The move from Michael Cohen to plead guilty is coming two weeks before he’s scheduled to get sentenced for the guilty pleas he made earlier in the year in a case held in the Southern District for New York.
Nadler said that Robert Mueller has now gotten guilty pleas from people like Trump’s former lawyer and his former campaign chairman, both of whom are now felons.
“He has filed 191 charges against more than thirty individuals,” Representative Jerrold Nadler said. “The President can pretend that this investigation has nothing to do with him and nothing to do with Russia, but these indictments speak for themselves. We must allow this investigation to run its course without interference from the President or his allies on Capitol Hill.”