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Now that people have had a day to digest Michael Cohen’s testimony, it’s possible to put together a working list of questions that congressional investigators should pursue. These questions revolve mostly around Trump’s business dealings with Russia and his attempts to hide information from the public and from investigators.
What role did Allen Weisselberg, an executive at the Trump Organization, play in reimbursing Michael Cohen for hush payments made to a porn star who claimed to have had an affair with Trump? The answer could help clarify Trump’s role in making and covering up the payments.
Did Trump commit fraud by misrepresenting his wealth in documents provided to financial firms? Both Weisselberg’s testimony and Trump’s tax returns could shed light.
“Was there Russian money coming into the Trump Organization or into Mr. Trump’s personal finances, and was he inflating the numbers [to] get loans?” in the words of Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat. That is, did the Russians have leverage over Trump in 2016?
Did Donald Trump Jr. lie to Congress in 2017 about Trump’s business ventures in Russia? And what role did he play in the hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, the porn star with whom Trump allegedly had an affair?
Did Jay Sekulow, a Trump lawyer, and Abbe Lowell, who represents Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, review and edit Cohen’s false testimony about Trump’s business dealings in Russia? Cohen claimed so on Wednesday, and Sekulow has denied it. Lowell has not commented.
Can Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime secretary, confirm Cohen’s allegation that Roger Stone called Trump in 2016 to discuss WikiLeaks-hacked Democratic emails?
Did Donald Trump Jr. confer with his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with several Russians? If so, did the president commit perjury by reportedly claiming otherwise in written answers to the special counsel Robert Mueller?
Did Trump use his now-defunct charitable foundation to avoid paying taxes?
Did Trump lie about his taxes being under audit as an excuse to avoid releasing his tax returns?
What does Felix Sater, a Russia-born former business associate of Trump’s who was part of talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, know about Trump’s business dealings in Russia?
And beyond Cohen’s testimony: What do Trump’s tax returns show about his activities in Russia? What other potential crimes are prosecutors — either in New York or at the Justice Department — investigating?
(Thanks to Dan Friedman of Mother Jones for some of the above.)
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How to get answers
The key next steps for the House include: demanding Trump’s tax returns; serving subpoenas to people whom Cohen mentioned in his testimony; serving subpoenas to obtain documents that can clear up any of the above; and, of course, following up on any new questions raised by the Mueller report.
Cohen spent years as one of Trump’s most important aides. His testimony about Trump this week seemed highly credible, given that he knocked down some damaging stories about the president and corroborated others.
I’m glad to see that House Democrats plan to pursue these issues, as The Times reported last night — but not yet open a formal impeachment hearing. It’s precisely the right play. At this point, we need more information.
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奇人六肖极限二中一【王】【者】【归】【来】 “【哈】【哈】【哈】，【我】【们】【也】【终】【于】【到】【了】【传】【说】【的】【天】【子】【城】。” “【这】【里】【好】【壮】【观】。” “【据】【说】【这】【里】【有】【好】【多】【厉】【害】【的】npc。” 【北】【玄】【思】【等】【人】【刚】【到】【天】【子】【城】，【看】【到】【天】【子】【城】【的】【壮】【观】【景】【象】【就】【不】【由】【惊】【叹】【起】【来】，【心】【中】【是】【五】【味】【交】【错】，【不】【知】【道】【如】【何】【表】【达】【出】【自】【己】【的】【心】【情】，【有】【高】【兴】、【有】【激】【动】、【更】【有】【一】【种】【说】【不】【出】【的】【荣】【耀】。 【众】【人】【突】【然】【就】【来】【到】【了】【天】
【顾】【乔】【乔】【将】【玩】【了】【一】【半】【的】【游】【戏】【恨】【恨】【的】【关】【掉】，【定】【定】【的】【盯】【着】【秦】【以】【泽】。 “【这】【口】【气】【我】【可】【咽】【不】【下】，【她】【为】【了】【得】【到】【你】【什】【么】【都】【能】【干】【出】【来】，【谁】【知】【道】【以】【后】【会】【不】【会】【再】【卷】【土】【重】【来】【呢】。” 【秦】【以】【泽】【挑】【了】【挑】【眉】【头】，【本】【来】【还】【温】【润】【的】【脸】【色】【马】【上】【就】【严】【肃】【起】【来】，【忙】【问】【道】，“【乔】【乔】，【你】【是】【有】【什】【么】【办】【法】【吗】？” 【其】【实】【他】【早】【已】【经】【有】【了】【办】【法】，【但】【这】【样】【的】【事】【情】【是】【不】【可】【能】【和】
【银】【发】【青】【年】【见】【面】【前】【这】【人】【类】【似】【乎】【是】【在】【纠】【结】【什】【么】，【纠】【结】【的】【同】【时】【面】【上】【倏】【地】【闪】【过】【一】【丝】【嫌】【弃】。 【银】【发】【青】【年】【顿】【时】【有】【些】【不】【悦】【的】【压】【下】【了】【唇】【角】。 “【算】【了】，【我】【干】【嘛】【要】【和】【一】【个】【人】【类】【浪】【费】【口】【舌】，【兵】【戈】，【去】【吧】。” 【银】【发】【青】【年】【对】【着】【身】【后】【的】【凶】【恶】【男】【人】【挥】【了】【挥】【手】，【一】【双】【银】【色】【的】【硕】【大】【眼】【瞳】【有】【些】【无】【趣】【的】【看】【向】【别】【处】。 【凶】【恶】【男】【人】，【也】【就】【说】【兵】【戈】【冲】【银】【发】【青】【年】
【莫】【毅】【闻】【言】【一】【怔】，【心】【说】：“【长】【恭】【前】【辈】【的】【藏】【书】【这】【么】【猛】【的】【吗】？”【便】【让】【顾】【盼】【儿】【帮】【着】【读】【几】【段】，【结】【果】【还】【真】【是】【这】【么】【猛】，【好】【些】【个】【香】【艳】【段】【落】【让】【曾】【经】【沦】【落】【风】【尘】【的】【女】【子】【都】【看】【的】【面】【红】【耳】【赤】。 “【长】【恭】【前】【辈】【不】【愧】【是】【杨】【柳】【的】【同】【道】【中】【人】，【藏】【书】【内】【容】【竟】【如】【此】【荤】【素】【不】【忌】。”【莫】【毅】【摆】【摆】【手】【让】【顾】【盼】【儿】【别】【读】【了】，【免】【得】【大】【家】【尴】【尬】。 【在】【随】【手】【拿】【起】【一】【本】【头】【行】【刻】【着】《【鲁】【史】
【冷】【月】【镇】【街】【道】【某】【处】。 【一】【家】【名】【为】“【冷】【月】【一】【隅】”，【小】【而】【精】【致】【的】【酒】【吧】【中】。 【一】【个】【腰】【间】【系】【着】【白】【色】【围】【裙】，【下】【巴】【上】【爬】【满】【胡】【渣】，【眼】【中】【写】【满】【故】【事】【的】【中】【年】【老】【板】，【正】【一】【个】【个】【将】【桌】【子】【上】【倒】【置】【的】【凳】【子】【搬】【下】，【做】【着】【迎】【客】【前】【的】【准】【备】。 【可】【以】【看】【得】【出】【来】【的】【是】，【冷】【月】【一】【隅】【的】【装】【饰】【风】【格】，【显】【然】【在】【很】【大】【程】【度】【上】【受】【到】【了】【人】【类】【文】【化】【的】【影】【响】，【所】【以】【浮】【在】【吧】奇人六肖极限二中一【喜】【欢】【逆】【几】【率】【的】【朋】【友】，【一】【定】【会】【喜】【欢】【这】【本】。 【作】【品】【风】【格】【跟】【我】【有】98%【像】。 【非】【常】【好】【看】，【大】【家】【快】【来】【支】【持】！ 【简】【介】：【王】【潜】【穿】【越】【到】【千】【年】【后】，【灵】【气】【复】【苏】【的】【时】【代】，【这】【年】【代】【异】【兽】【凶】【猛】，【妖】【邪】【横】【行】！【还】【好】【他】【获】【得】【了】【助】【人】【十】【倍】【暴】【击】【系】【统】：「【你】【帮】【助】【公】【主】【打】【扫】【房】【间】。【打】【扫】【效】【果】【级】(【一】【般】【清】【洁】)，【暴】【击】【为】【级】(【仙】【气】【洗】【涤】)。」「【你】【倒】【了】【杯】【水】【给】
【第】【二】【天】，【胖】【子】【果】【然】【自】【己】【走】【出】【房】【间】，【但】【还】【只】【能】【慢】【慢】【挪】【步】。 “【寒】【子】【你】【看】，【我】【全】【好】【了】！” 【秦】【寒】【笑】【了】，【过】【去】【拉】【着】【他】【的】【手】【走】【到】【沙】【发】【前】，【想】【让】【他】【坐】【下】。 “【不】【不】，【我】【不】【想】【坐】【了】，【我】【要】【去】【院】【子】【里】【走】【走】。”【胖】【子】【推】【开】【秦】【寒】【的】【手】，【慢】【慢】【向】【门】【外】【走】【去】。 “【呀】！【孙】【队】【长】【能】【走】【了】【呀】！” 【外】【面】，【尤】【芬】【的】【声】【音】【一】【惊】【一】【乍】【的】。 【卫】【小】
【无】【论】【是】【黑】【衣】【老】【者】【的】【八】【卦】【掌】，【还】【是】【壮】【汉】【的】【一】【跺】【脚】【将】【擂】【台】【地】【面】【踩】【成】【蜘】【蛛】【网】【状】，【仿】【佛】【是】【电】【影】【中】【的】【情】【节】。 【台】【下】【那】【些】【最】【初】【看】【不】【起】【拳】【赛】【的】【人】，【早】【就】【面】【如】【土】【灰】。 【吴】【怀】【玉】【俏】【脸】【微】【红】，【那】【是】【由】【于】【过】【于】【激】【动】【造】【成】【的】，【她】【艰】【难】【地】【开】【口】【说】【道】： “【小】【李】，【刚】【才】【擂】【台】【上】【展】【现】【出】【来】【的】【武】【力】【是】【真】【的】【吗】？【他】【们】【怎】【么】【会】【有】【那】【种】【超】【越】【人】【体】【极】【限】【的】【力】【量】！