Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who is set become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday that President Trump’s supporters must face the “reality” that special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on him.
“Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences,” Nadler said in a statement, referring to the plea deal Mueller reached with Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, earlier that 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
Cohen, who served as Trump’s personal attorney for several years, pleaded guilty in a federal Manhattan court on Thursday to one count of making false statements to Congress. – READ MORE