Probes, Impeachment: House Dems Vow Action On Report Trump Told Cohen To Lie

on January 17, 2019 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is part of a Congressional delegation scheduled for an overseas trip, speaks to members of the media January 17, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is part of a Congressional delegation scheduled for an overseas trip, speaks to members of the media January 17, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. In a letter to Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), President Donald Trump announced the postponement of the trip to visit U.S. service members in Afghanistan, and a stop in Brussels to meet with NATO officials. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 18, 2019 10:14 am
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House Democrats wasted no time in promising to fully probe new allegations that President Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about how long he worked in pursuit of a deal to bring a Trump Tower to Moscow.

Several members of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees have announced their intentions to launch investigations into the revelations.

Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted following the release of the new BuzzFeed report on the development, vowing his committee will “do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who leads the House Judiciary Committee, made a similar promise to “get to the bottom” of what transpired.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said the report provided enough evidence to prove collusion. When asked whether the intelligence committee he sits on would dive into the revelations, Swalwell told Buzzfeed: “Oh yes, it will be.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), also on the Judiciary Committee, said the report confirms Trump “committed Obstruction of Justice and other possible felonies” and said his committee should start “holding hearings” to determine whether the President committed “high crimes.”

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), who serves on the Intelligence Committee, took it one step further: If the report is true, Trump’s toast.

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