Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said reports that President Trump knew Michael Cohen lied to Congress about his Trump Tower Moscow deal prove that the Russian compromise of the Trump administration goes much deeper than he previously though.
Schiff said, “The very broad significance here is that there is now testimony, and there is now a witness who confirms that in the same way Michael Flynn was compromised that the president and his business are compromised.
The former national security adviser Michael Flynn was compromised because he was saying things publicly that were not true about discussions with the Russians over sanctions.
Now we have Michael Cohen saying that what the president was saying, what Michael Cohen was saying, and others were saying about hen this business deal ended was not true. And what’s more, the Russians knew it wasn’t true. At the same time Donald Trump was the presumptive nominee of the GOP and arguing in favor of doing away with sanctions, he was working on a deal that would require doing away with sanctions for him to make money in Russia. That is a real problem. That means that the compromise is far broader than we thought.”
He added, “The Mueller investigation as was the Comey investigation was a counterintelligence investigation, an investigation into whether Donald Trump and his organization were compromised. And now via Michael Cohen, we find out that, yes, there was compromise. That puts our country at risk.”