WATCH: Cohen Hints That Prosecutors Are Probing Other Trump-Related Matters

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen wa... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 27, 2019 1:06 p.m.

In a tantalizing exchange, Michael Cohen suggested Wednesday that there might be investigations ongoing in matters related to President Trump, beyond the hush money payments that Cohen pleaded guilty to, and the Russia probe.

Cohen declined to answer a House Oversight Committee lawmaker’s question about his last communication with President Trump, claiming that he had been instructed by Manhattan prosecutors not to discuss those communications.

Cohen said the topic was being investigated by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The lawmaker, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) then asked if Cohen was aware of other illegal behavior or wrongdoing by Trump that the committee hadn’t discussed with him yet.

“Yes,” Cohen said. “Those are part of the investigation that’s currently being looked at by the Southern District of New York.”


Minutes later, a Republican lawmaker asked Cohen about terms of his plea deal that make possible a reduction in his prison sentence for his assistance to prosecutors.

“There are ongoing investigations currently being conducted that have nothing to do with this committee or Congress that I am assisting in,” Cohen said.

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