News ID: 239633
Published: 0532 GMT March 01, 2019

US House Democrats seeks interviews with Trump's children, close allies

US House Democrats seeks interviews with Trump's children, close allies

The chairman of a US congressional committee says he seeks to interview President Donald Trump’s children and some of his closest allies after a public testimony in the lower chamber of Congress by the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Elijah Cummings, a Democrat representing Maryland and chairman of the Oversight Committee in the US House of Representatives, made the comments while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Cummings said among those the committee will call in for testimony is Trump’s oldest son and daughter, as well as the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, all of which were mentioned by Cohen during his House hearing, Presstv Reported.

“All you have to do is follow the transcript. If there are names that were mentioned or records that were mentioned during the hearing, we want to take a look at all of that,” Cummings told reporters.

“But what we’re about is just making sure that government is accountable, and this administration, this branch is accountable,” he added.

Cummings comments came after Cohen testified before the intelligence committee behind closed doors for eight hours on Wednesday.

Cohen spoke before three congressional panels that are examining alleged Russian collusion with Trump’s 2016 election campaign.


In his dramatic public testimony, Cohen leveled allegations of wrongdoing at Trump and accused his former boss of breaking the law while in office.

US Congressman Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, separately announced on Thursday that the former Trump associate Felix Sater will come before his panel on March 14.

Sater, a Russia-born American business executive, worked with Cohen on negotiations around the construction of a tower in Moscow by the Trump Organization during the 2016 presidential election.

Those negotiations are now a central focus for Democrats in Congress, who have vowed to use their newly minted House majority to more aggressively pursue investigations against the president and his inner circle.



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