President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, a senior adviser for his 2020 campaign, on Friday sought to downplay an explosive new report that Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a real estate project in Moscow.
“I will tell you, I think Michael Cohen is a very desperate man,” Lara Trump told Fox News. “I think he holds no water whatsoever. We’ve seen that he has perjured himself in the past. It’s ridiculous. It’s all made up. And I always say that the truth will come out with these things. And I think you will see the truth come out. And I think sadly Michael Cohen is a fraud, and he is trying to get his last couple minutes of fame.”
BuzzFeed reported early Friday that Trump had directed Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Late last year, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, among other federal crimes, and has been sentenced to serve three years in prison.
Lara Trump dismisses report that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress: "It's ridiculous" pic.twitter.com/lTy14gL1zN
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