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On the heels of a bombshell BuzzFeed News report Thursday night alleging President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie, under oath, to Congress to cover up his negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, two of the House’s top committee’s will investigate the matter.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, vowed to open congressional investigations.

“The allegation that the president of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date,” Schiff said immediately following the report. “We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true.”

New York federal prosecutors seek interviews with Trump Organization executives – CNNPolitics

Federal prosecutors in New York have requested interviews in recent weeks with executives at the Trump Organization, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling a growing potential threat to President Donald Trump and those in his orbit from criminal investigations by the Manhattan US Attorney’s office.

Source: New York federal prosecutors seek interviews with Trump Organization executives – CNNPolitics

Republicans: Cohen lawyer says key topics off-limits for congressional hearing – CNNPolitics

Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony next month will exclude any topic that’s “under investigation,” Republicans say they were told by Cohen’s lawyer, which could mean Cohen won’t discuss lying to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project or the payments made to women during the 2016 campaign for their silence.

Source: Republicans: Cohen lawyer says key topics off-limits for congressional hearing – CNNPolitics

Emin Agalarov cancels US concert tour after not reaching testimony deal with Mueller and Congress – CNNPolitics

Emin Agalarov, the Russian pop star who initiated the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with members of Donald Trump’s campaign, canceled his upcoming US tour after failing to reach a deal with the special counsel’s office and Congress over the contours of his testimony.

Source: Emin Agalarov cancels US concert tour after not reaching testimony deal with Mueller and Congress – CNNPolitics

Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress – CNNPolitics

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as “not accurate” Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted.

Source: Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress – CNNPolitics