The White House sent President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to Capitol Hill to lie to members of Congress, a lawyer for the former Trump fixer & # 39; that was claimed on Wednesday.
After Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday, Lanny Davis, his lawyer and spokesman, promised that his client would have more to say after counsel Robert Mueller ended the investigation in Russia.
"There will come a time when Mr. Mueller has finished his work that Michael Cohen is in front of a microphone conference committee and what he has to say about the truth will be judged by the Congressmen, listening and then to the people. to decide whether he has the facts or not, "Davis told Bloomberg.
Davis said that Cohen expected a testimony to Congress at some point in the future.
He told Bloomberg that the White House and President Trump knew that Cohen would give false testimony to Congress.
Cohen was also sentenced to two months in prison, which is lent at the same time because he is lying against Congress.
The White House sent President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen (seen in New York City on Wednesday after being sentenced to three years in prison) to Capitol Hill to lie to members of the Congress, a lawyer for the former Trump & # 39; fixer & # 39 ;. on Wednesday
& # 39; Trump and the White House knew that Michael Cohen would mistakenly testify to Congress and did not tell him not to, "said Davis.
Davis would not specify what Cohen lawmakers would tell about his former boss, Trump, and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections after the Mueller probe.
On Wednesday, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes, including organizing hush payments to women in violation of campaign law before the 2016 election, and he promised to cooperate with the US government against his former boss.
Cohen had said in a guilty plea in August that he was directed by Trump to arrange a payment to the Playboy model Karen McDougal and to pay the adult film star Stormy Daniels personally.
Lanny Davis, spokesperson and attorney for Michael Cohen, said his client would continue to cooperate with the US government by telling him what he knows about the transactions of his former boss, President Donald Trump (seen above on Wednesday at the White House)
Prosecutors in New York confirmed last week in a court that they thought the president had ordered the payments to protect his campaign.
Trump has denied business and claims that the payments to the two women were not campaign contributions.
& # 39; If so, it is only bourgeois, and even if it is only civil, there was no violation based on what we did & # 39 ;, said Trump in an interview on Tuesday.
US district judge William Pauley sentenced Cohen to three years for payments and unrelated crimes of tax evasion and misleading banks.
He gave Cohen two months for lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.
The judge said that the two terms would run at the same time and he announced 6 March for the surrender of Cohen.
In the court in Manhattan, Cohen told Pauley that blind blindness & # 39; led him to cover Trump. Cohen said he was ready to give as much information as possible when I truly possesses & # 39; from the president.
I am determined to prove my integrity and ensure that history will not remember me as the villain of his story, & # 39; said Cohen, sometimes choking as he made his statement.
Cohen will testify before Congress after Special Counsel Robert Mueller (seen above in June 2017) completes his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections
I am really sorry and I promise that I will be better. & # 39;
Although the sentence was a modest reduction of four to five years recommended under federal guidelines, Pauley described Cohen's crimes as a "smorgasbord of fraudulent behavior." that was marked by deception and 'motivated by personal greed & # 39 ;.
He ordered Cohen to cancel $ 500,000 and pay a refund of nearly $ 1.4 million.
Cohen, 52, ran the court with his wife, son and daughter amidst a crowd of photographers and reporters.
His 23-year-old daughter, Samantha and the 19-year-old son, Jake, both wept silently in court, the son wiped his eyes with his jacket.