Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel

Michael Cohen former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump is suing the Trump Organization

Michael Cohen, right, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leans back to listen to his lawyer, Lanny Davis of Washington, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington.

But he did not specify what topics nor suggest that the meetings totaled 10 hours of discussion, according to Fox News sources, who also noted that Cohen seemed extremely prepared for questions about the issues reportedly discussed between the lawyer and Schiff. Cohen said under oath he never asked for, and would not accept, a pardon from Trump.

Cohen came under renewed scrutiny after telling Congress that he never sought a pardon from the president.

"You're getting in trouble because you work for me, you're getting reimbursed", Giuliani said.

The Trump Tower Project is one of many under scrutiny as the Democrat-led panel investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign was involved, among other matters, including Trump's foreign financial dealings. He also accused the president of committing crimes including campaign finance violations and potential tax fraud. Cohen has already lost everything due to his relationship to the president and is going to jail with or without a testimony.

But the president's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said that Cohen had lawyers reach out to him a year ago about the possibility of Trump intervening.

Cohen directed one of his attorneys to pursue the question, and the lawyer passed it on to Trump's legal team following an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid at his NY office and home in April, Lanny Davis, the lawyer now representing Cohen, told ABC News on Wednesday. He may also try to depose senior executives of the Trump Organization, including the president himself.

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In addition, the lawsuit said, the company is obliged to pay the $1.9 million that the court fined Cohen in his plea deal last December.

The House Judiciary Committee, which is conducting a probe into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power, sent letters to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department and others for documents related to possible pardons for Cohen, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Cohen told Congress about his role in a hush-money payment meant to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.

Michael Cohen departs after testifying before a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee on March 6.

"Over the last several years, President Trump has evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms", House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said.

Cohen filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the Trump Organization broke a promise to pay his legal bills and owes at least $1.9 million to cover the cost of his defense. "There may be additional documents that he still has to offer and his cooperation with our committee continues", Schiff said.

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