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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:49 PM

Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen gives House Intelligence Committee documents revealing alleged edits

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday gave the House Intelligence Committee documents that reveal alleged editing to the statement he used to lie to Congress in 2017 about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the presidential election, a source familiar with the matter told CNBC.

Cohen testified last week in public before another House committee that Trump's then-personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, in 2017 had edited the statement before Cohen delivered it to the intelligence committees of both the House and the Senate.

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday gave the House Intelligence Committee documents that reveal alleged editing to the statement he used to lie to Congress in 2017 about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the presidential election, a source familiar with the matter told CNBC.

Cohen testified last week in public before another House committee that Trump's then-personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, in 2017 had edited the statement before Cohen delivered it to the intelligence committees of both the House and the Senate.



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Subornation of perjury

In American law, Scots law, and under the laws of some English-speaking Commonwealth nations, subornation of perjury is the crime of persuading a person to commit perjury, which is the swearing of a false oath to tell the truth in a legal proceeding, whether spoken or written.

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In American federal law, Title 18 U.S.C. 1622 provides:

Whoever procures another to commit any perjury is guilty of subornation of perjury, and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

The term subornation of perjury further describes the circumstance wherein an attorney at law causes a client to lie under oath or, allows another party to lie under oath.[1][2]

In California law, per the state bar code,[3] the subornation of perjury constitutes an act of "moral turpitude" on the part of the attorney, and thus, is cause for his or her disbarment, or for the suspension of his or her license to practice law.[4]

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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:52 PM

1. I would love to see Sekulow get dragged down by this

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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

2. He'll be squirming for awhile.

Apparently, others will also squirm.

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