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Chapter : Former Trump Lawyer Testifies before Congress; Democrats Announce Trump Inquiry : February 27, March 4, and May 20, 2019

Former Trump Lawyer Testifies before Congress; Democrats Announce Trump Inquiry : February 27, March 4, and May 20, 2019

Former Trump Lawyer Testifies before Congress; Democrats Announce Trump Inquiry
Heather Kerrigan

In February and March 2019, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and self-professed “fixer” testified before Congress both publicly and behind closed doors on the alleged wrongdoings he witnessed during his time with the president. Michael Cohen’s credibility was immediately challenged by Republicans, who asserted that Cohen admitted to lying to Congress before and was in fact going to prison for that and other issues that he pleaded guilty to in 2018. Republicans also questioned the Democrats’ lengthy attempt to link the president to a crime, despite repeatedly coming up empty. Shortly ...

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