A new obstruction of justice investigation is on the agenda of the House Intelligence Committee, this time focused on four Trump family and business lawyers, reports the New York Times.
And once again, the president’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen — now serving three years in a federal prison — is right in the thick of things.
The committee’s investigation grows out of claims Cohen made during testimony before the House Oversight Committee in February. Cohen said the four lawyers helped him shape and edit the lies that wound up sending him to prison.
The committee is seeking documents from Jay Sekulow, who represents Trump; Alan Futerfas, who represents Donald Trump Jr.; Abbe Lowell, who represents Ivanka Trump, and Alan Garten, who represents the Trump Organization.
The four are standing together in their defense.
Patrick Strawbridge, who represents Sekulow, issued a statement on behalf of the group accusing Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Intelligence Committee chairman, of “ginning up a conflict” by trying to intervene in attorney-client privilege.
Schiff is prepared to issue a subpoena to force the lawyers to cooperate, a “senior committee official” told the Times.