Michael Cohen affirmed Wednesday that he knew that already undisclosed misconduct identified with President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by government investigators in Manhattan.
Cohen, the president’s previous individual legal counselor, declined to uncover subtleties on the issue.
Amid a trade with Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, Cohen said the last time he addressed the president or to somebody speaking to the president was “within two months” of the April 2018 FBI attack on Cohen’s home, office and hotel suite.
“What did he or his agent communicate to you?” asked Krishnamoorthi.
“Unfortunately, this topic is actually something that’s being investigated right now by the Southern District of New York and I’ve been asked by them not to discuss and not to talk about these issues,” Cohen replied, referring to the U.S. attorney’s office that is probing the matter.
“Is there any other wrongdoing or illegal act that you are aware of regarding Donald Trump that we haven’t yet discussed today?” Krishnamoorthi followed up.
“Yes,” Cohen responded. “And again, those are part of the investigation that’s currently being looked at by the Southern District of New York.”
The trade was one of a few Cohen had with individuals from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee amid his explosive testimony Wednesday, in which he seemed to allude to beforehand unreported acts by the president that could be illicit.
At another point in the meeting, Cohen portrayed how he and Trump utilized math tricks to expand the estimation of Trump’s benefits on paperwork they submitted to Deutsche Bank as a feature of an effort to obtain a loan for Trump.