Cohen’s guilty pleas proof that Russians had ‘leverage’ over Trump, Dem rep says

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Rep. Jerry Nadler said Sunday that the revelations from President Trump’s former personal attorney are proof that Russia had “leverage” over Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Nadler, D-N.Y.  – who is poised to become the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – said that Michael Cohen’s admission last week about his role in securing a Trump Tower in Moscow during the time of the GOP presidential primary shows that Trump was a compromised candidate, and now president, and that that should be worrying to the American public.

“There certainly was leverage during the campagin period and until recently, because they knew that he was lying that he had major business dealings with Cohen on his behalf during the campaign and that he was lying about that — there may be other things that they know that give them leverage,” Nadler said.

He added: “The fact that he was lying to the American people about doing business in Russia and the Kremlin knew he was lying gave the Kremlin a hold over him,” Nadler said. “One question we have now is: Does the Kremlin still have a hold over him because of other lies that they know about?”- READ MORE

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