Cohen claimed that the story was damaging Trump's image to voters, and that by getting rid of the story Trump would have less issues on the campaign trail.
Now congressional Democrats are turning their attention to other figures in the Trump Organization. That contradicts Trump Jr.'s September 2017 statement under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating that he knew "very little" about the building, and was "peripherally aware" of its progress. As if those four Trump-world heavyweights aren't enough, Cohen will have a private visit with the House Intelligence Committee on March 6, a week after his initial Oversight Committee testimony.
Sater is notable for his previous connections to organized crime and the work he also has reportedly done on behalf of the USA government as an undercover informant.
For more than a decade, Cohen was a loyal Trump aide.
The president's former lawyer had said in his testimony on Wednesday that he was seemingly appalled by Mr Trump's actions surrounding the Charlottesville white nationalist protests that led to the death of activist Heather Heyer, as well as his performance on the national stage during a controversial summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Cohen Hearing May Have Led to Breakdown in NK Talks, Trump Says
Warmbier, an American student, was arrested in 2016 on a trip to North Korea for pulling down a pro-Kim-regime poster. The Fox News anchor pointed out that Cohen didn't reject Trump's proposal - the North Koreans did.
"Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power", he said. He spoke to the press on Trump's behalf, wrangled business deals, threatened detractors and occasionally helped him suppress unfavorable news stories. In other words, Schiff hopes Weisselberg will open a window on whether Trump's overseas dealings have created conflicts of interest or have made him or his family members vulnerable to foreign blackmail.
During his appearance on the ABC show "This Week", New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler told host George Stephanopoulos that he meant to issue document requests to more than 60 people as the House Judiciary Committee (which Nadler chairs) begins to investigate Trump's numerous scandals, according to Politico. "So it's to really find out if this president is financially compromised by the Russians".
Among the evidence that he brought with him was a copy of a check that "Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bank account - after he became president - to reimburse me for the hush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adult film star and prevent damage to his campaign".
But Cohen has told prosecutors that there was no retainer agreement in place and that he arranged for his own reimbursement through "fraudulent invoices for nonexistent legal services ... under a nonexistent retainer agreement". In a report released this week, the ethics watchdog Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Trump could potentially face eight criminal charges in connection with the hush money payments. AMI later entered into an agreement with prosecutors in NY in which it escaped charges in exchange for cooperating with the investigation.
A person familiar with negotiations confirmed that Cohen's book was submitted for auction and that Hachette discussed an offer but didn't reach a deal.