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Cummings: Truth in testimony. Contracts re foreign govt. Any additional information?

Cohen: My 4 attorneys continue to believe that language of Truth in Testimony form, did not apply to my work for Kazakh owned entity.
The irony of this is that AS WE SPEAK a foreign owned company is trying to shield the President from criminal exposure before SCOTUS.
Ro Khanna focusing on check signed by Don Jr, paid from Revocable Trust. This is key bc it ties Trump to his company.
Khanna suggests Trump Org cooking their books.

Gets Cohen to confirm that Executive 2 is Don Jr.
Khanna: Wholly apart from Mueller's investigation there's a criminal conspiracy of garden variety fraud. And other 3 conspirators have not been punished.
Cohen asked for copy of audit behind Trump's claim he couldn't release tax returns. Never got it.

Didn't want tax experts to rip apart his tax returns bc he'd get audited.

Gomez points out that suggests he wasn't being audited. Cohen agrees.
GOmez: THey keep beating you up for tax fraud, but they won't ask Trump for his tax returns.
Gomez asks if Trump hires people who will lie and cheat for them.

Cohen: From facts and circumstances the answer is yes.
Meadows has two GOPers who say Cohen wanted a job.

Again, Cohen had a lawyer with him when he told Trump he wanted to be personal lawyer.
AOC: DOes treasure trove of documents still exist?

COhen: DAvid Pecker, Barry Levine, Dylan Howard.
AOC: Did POTUS present inflated assets to insurance?

Cohen: Yes, names who to get the docs from.
Cohen names two other properties where Trump cheated on taxes.
Cohen doesn't know abt NYT allegations on 1990s tax fraud. Says Weisselberg would.
Trump tasked Cohen to find the straw bidder to ensure his painting went for the highest amount on the day.
Trump got the foundation paid for an appearance w/UKR oligarch.
Meadows who twice interrupted to delay Pressley and Tlaib's turns, but he wants you to know he's not a racist.
COhen: I will not sit back and allow him to do the same for the country. I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 there will never be a peaceful transition of power. We honor our veterans, even in the rain, you respect the law and our incredible law enforcement agents.
Cummings: I've listened to this, and it's very painful. You've made a lot of mistakes, Mr. Cohen, some very innocent people are hurting too. You acknowledged that, your family.
Cummings: I hear you crying out for a new normal, for us to get back to normal. Sounds like you want to make sure our democracy stays intact.

I'm hoping that things you said today will help us get back there.
Cummings: The president called you a rat. We're better than that.
Cohen now crying as Cummings talks about pushing for a better America.
Cummings: When we're asking what did you do in 2019, did you stand on the sidelines.

WE can do more than one thing, and we have got to get back to normal.
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