Michael Cohen will tell the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Trump indirectly ordered him to lie to Congress about a Russian real estate deal, according to a prepared opening statement obtained by Politico and The New York Times. BuzzFeed News reported in January that Trump ordered Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower deal, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office denied an unspecified part of that report. "Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That's not how he operates," Cohen will say, explaining:
The legal ramifications of indirectly ordering a subordinate to perjure himself are unclear.
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