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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:27 AM

Two More Trump Lawyers May Be Forced to Testify

Posted on Mon, Mar 11th, 2019 by Leo Vidal
Two More Trump Lawyers May Be Forced to Testify

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings wants to talk to two new attorneys in the Michael Cohen/Stormy Daniels hush money probe.

The lawyers — Sheri Dillon and Stefan Passantino — were formerly employed in the White House and responsible for the president’s ethics and financial disclosures.

Their testimony could be critical to figuring out whether or not the president was guilty of committing crimes when he made hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

According to NBC News:

“These two relatively unknown figures could soon emerge as key players in the congressional investigations into President Donald Trump.”

Neither lawyer has agreed to cooperate with Cummings’ committee, however. They have consistently disregarded a March 6 deadline that the committee chairman set to provide transcribed interviews to his committee. He is now hoping to receive the transcripts later next week, according to his congressional aides.

As the process plays out it will be a test of the ability of House Democrats to force Trump administration officials and allies to provide information to Congress.

As Trump people keep dragging their feet and refusing to comply, Cummings will probably be forced to play hardball. Nobody will be surprised if he has to issue subpoenas to get them to give him the information he has requested.

Passantino and Dillon are the first targets Cummings is publicly pursuing since Michael Cohen testified in front of the Oversight Committee on February 27.

According to documents sent by the committee to the two attorneys, they “appeared to provide false information” to federal officials about payments to Cohen to keep the alleged Trump affair from becoming public.

In other words, it looks like they filed false financial disclosure forms with the Office of Government Ethics.



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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:53 AM

1. So, gentlemen, care to revise your stories?

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