Senate Republican: ‘Big mistake’ if Cohen lied to intelligence committee

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday that President Trump’s former personal attorney allegedly lying to a congressional committee is a “big mistake” and he’s glad special counsel Robert Mueller is taking it “seriously.”

“I certainly do think that lying to the Intelligence Committee, which I am a part of, is a big mistake for whoever does it and creates lots of problems for the committee itself,” Blunt told “Fox News Sunday,” adding that one lie can throw off an entire investigation and waste hours of work. The Senate Intelligence Committee has investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I’m glad to see the special prosecutor seeing that particular crime seriously,” he added.

Cohen pleaded guilty last week to making misstatements to Congress while testifying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
He also agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation, according to a plea deal released by the special counsel. – READ MORE

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