Cohen lawyer: Trump knew Cohen planned to lie to Congress about Russia


Trump reportedly knew that Michael Cohen planned to lie to Congress about a proposal for a Trump property in Moscow — and he did nothing to stop it.

The attorney for Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen said Wednesday night that Trump knew ahead of time Cohen was planning to give false testimony to Congress about a plan to build a Trump property in Moscow — and that Trump didn't try to stop him or advise him to tell the truth.

Lanny Davis, an attorney and spokesperson who represents Cohen, said during an interview on Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On" that Trump saw the false testimony about the proposed Trump Tower Moscow project before his then-lawyer submitted it to Congress.

Although Trump did not advise his former lawyer to lie about the real estate venture, David said, he also did not direct Cohen to be truthful even after seeing his false testimony.