Yeah, that’s against the law.
Courtesy of Wapo:
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former longtime personal attorney, told a House panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year that he had been encouraged by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow to falsely claim in a 2017 statement to Congress that negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016, according to transcripts of his testimony released Monday evening.
In fact, Cohen later admitted, discussions on the Moscow tower continued into June of the presidential election year, after it was clear Trump would be the GOP nominee. Cohen is serving three years in prison for lying to Congress, financial crimes and campaign finance violations.
House Democrats are now scrutinizing whether Sekulow or other Trump attorneys played a role in shaping Cohen’s 2017 testimony to Congress. Cohen has said he made the false statement to help hide the fact that Trump had potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a possible Russian project while he was running for president.
“We’re trying to find out whether anyone participated in the false testimony that Cohen gave to this committee,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said in an interview.
It should be noted that when Cohen lied to Congress in the past he did so to protect his boss, who was Donald Trump at the time.
However, because he lied on the record, claims he makes now have less weight and must be supported by other evidence.
So that is the slow steady approach being taken by Congress.
Having said that I think most of us have very little difficulty believing that Cohen received instruction from Trump via his personal attorney to lie on his behalf.
Especially since there is a pattern of him doing exactly that.