Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen handed new documents to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday reportedly showing that the false written statement he provided to Congress in 2017 about the Trump Tower Moscow project was edited, according to CNN.
Cohen produced the documents for the committee to backup his testimony during last week’s public hearing that Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, made changes to his statement. Cohen also said last week that lawyers including Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, reviewed his statement prior to his testimony.
CNN noted that it remains unclear just what edits are shown in the documents.
Cohen said during testimony last week: "There were changes made, additions -- Jay Sekulow, for one. There were several changes that were made including how we were going to handle that message, which was -- the message of course being -- the length of time that the Trump Tower Moscow project stayed and remained alive."
Though Cohen was supposed to report to prison on Wednesday, his is now scheduled to begin his three-year sentence on May 6, due to ongoing hearings on Capitol Hill.
Democrats’ investigations into President Trump have taken on new significance after House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced on Monday that he sent 81 letters to agencies, individuals and entities connected to Trump and the administration.
The president responded to the development on Tuesday, telling reporters, "The witch hunt continues. The fact is that -- I guess we got 81 letters. There was no collusion. It's a hoax.”