Apr 4, 2019

Michael Cohen's attorney says testimony spurred more investigations

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In a statement on Thursday evening in response to letters sent by members of the House Oversight and Intelligence Committees, Michael Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis indicated that Cohen "has recently obtained a hard drive with 14 million files from his computers and phones over the past 10 years," spurring additional investigations.

Details: In defense of Cohen — President Trump's long-time attorney and fixer — Davis said the new findings could provide "significant value to the various congressional oversight and investigation committees."

Lanny Davis' full statement:

"Michael Cohen’s recent public and closed-door testimony to Congressional committees has triggered additional areas for investigation by law enforcement authorities and the Congress. In fact, Mr. Cohen has recently obtained a hard drive with 14 million files from his computers and phones over the past 10 years, which we believe has significant value to the various congressional oversight and investigation committees. Yet Michael Cohen is the only person in the Trump organization who has been prosecuted. The actions against Mr. Cohen appears to be selective prosecution and the sentence imposed is a disproportionate one. For him to surrender in 30 days would be a detriment to committees search for truth, as well as a miscarriage of justice." 

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