House Intel Committee To Call Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg To Testify

House Intel Committee To Call Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg To Testify

House Intel Committee To Call Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg To Testify

A source told Fox News that Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., has also reached out to fellow chairs of other House investigative committees - including Financial Services, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Oversight - asking them to lay out in detail why they need to review the president's tax returns for their own efforts.

Trump late Sunday complained about "Presidential Harassment" in investigations being led by "crazed Democrats" and of the "corrupt Mainstream Media that any president has ever had to endure" following three days of testimony by his former personal lawyer related to the Russian Federation investigation, campaign finance law violations and hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.

During his appearance on the ABC show "This Week", New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler told host George Stephanopoulos that he meant to issue document requests to more than 60 people as the House Judiciary Committee (which Nadler chairs) begins to investigate Trump's numerous scandals, according to Politico.

After Cohen's testimony Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers said the former Trump lawyer may have implicated the president in committing a crime while in office. This came up in dramatic fashion at Cohen's testimony on Wednesday, when he explained that he and Weisselberg chose to disguise Trump's reimbursement of the Stormy Daniels hush money as legal services; Cohen would submit invoices and then be paid, so that it looked like a legitimate expense. Cohen originally claimed that he paid Daniels 130,000 dollars, all without the knowledge of Trump.

Cohen also said Trump directed him to arrange the hush money payment to Daniels. The US president's former lawyer remains out of prison to continue cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged Trump-Moscow collusion during the 2016 US presidential election, which has been denied both by both parties on numerous occasions.

According to the aide, Schiff hopes to ask Weisselberg for information that sheds light on those questions.

"This has obviously been an excruciating time for him", Schiff said. "But what we're about is just making sure that government is accountable, and this administration, this branch is accountable", the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman said.

Two of Trump's most vocal defenders, GOP Reps.

They pointed to Cohen's guilty plea for making false statements to a banking institution and to court filings that say Cohen told friends he wanted a White House job.

Before he left the Trump organization, Cohen was a frequent guest on Hannity, and the host even considered Cohen a close friend. Trump called the hearing "fake" and said it was a "terrible thing" for Democrats to hold it during his summit.

This week, Cohen appeared in closed sessions before the Senate and House intelligence committees and on Wednesday in a public meeting of the House Oversight Committee. He likened the president to a "mobster" who demanded blind loyalty from underlings and expected them to lie on his behalf.

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