The Daily Beast reports that multiple members of the House Intelligence committee are suspected to have been feeding confidential information relevant to the Trump-Russia investigation to Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, in order to allow the Trump administration to the advantage of being able to prepare their talking-points well in advance.
In addition to finding himself front-and-center regarding the president’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, Mr. Cohen was revealed as the recipient of a confidential interview between an aide to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), David Kramer, and the House Intelligence Committee.
Per The Daily Beast:
The following, based on conversations with multiple sources familiar with the matter, illuminates the extraordinary breakdown of trust between committee investigators and the witnesses they call. It also suggests that some people working on the committee investigation may be trying to covertly assist one of the president’s closest allies—when the president’s inner circle is ostensibly a focus of their probe.
A few days after Kramer’s testimony, his lawyer, Larry Robbins, got a strange call. The call was from Stephen Ryan, a lawyer who represents Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen is facing scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators regarding potential coordination between Trump’s team and the Kremlin. He featured prominently in the Steele dossier—the document that Kramer handled—and is suing BuzzFeed for publishing it.
Mr. Ryan reportedly told Robbins that he reached out because someone from within the House told him that David had information about the Steele dossier that could help Cohen. When Robbins declined to acquiesce, Ryan then asked Robbins not to tell investigators about their conversation.
That’s right. Donald Trump is so corrupt that his lawyer’s lawyers are shady. Are we surprised?