https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-son-legal-risk-found-080000069.htmlTrump and Son at Legal Risk If Found Lying About Russia Meeting
Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell, Steven T. Dennis Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell, Steven T. Dennis Sat, Jul 28 4:00 AM Lying to Congress is a crime punishable by as much as five years in prison.
Cohen could face legal trouble of his own if he didn’t tell the House and Senate Intelligence committees the truth when he was interviewed in their Russia probes.
The larger problem for the president is political. His own long-time attorney portraying him as a liar about collusion with Russia would undercut the president’s narrative that the Russia investigation is a “witch hunt” concocted by Democrats as an excuse for losing the presidential election.
With Democrats now favored by many analysts to win back the House of Representatives, Cohen’s reported allegations could move the needle closer to impeachment -- a possibility that Democratic leaders have downplayed so far -- and at minimum will reinvigorate efforts to investigate what happened.