This week, ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony before two committees in the House of Representatives about his involvement in illegal activities on behalf of Donald Trump, Need to Impeach released a list of five questions that the American people deserve to have answered.

“Michael Cohen’s illegal actions are not isolated cases, but examples of the crimes, corruption and cover-ups that define Donald Trump and his administration from top to bottom,” said Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer. “The American people sent Congress a clear mandate to hold this lawless administration accountable, and Congress has a responsibility to use their power to uncover the truth for the American people. I’m thankful to Chairman Cummings and Schiff for their leadership on this issue. These hearings are a chance for our representatives to show that nobody is above the law.”

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws and making false statements to Congress. This week, he is expected to answer questions about the President’s plan to build the Moscow skyscraper and arrange a gift of $50 million penthouse to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the attempted silencing of Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal about extramarital affairs Trump had shortly before Trump’s wife gave birth to their son.

The Public Deserves Answers to These Questions:

    1. It has been reported that Donald Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress. Did Donald Trump or anyone else direct him to mislead Congress or the Special Counsel?
    2. While pursuing the Moscow project, Cohen sought to have Trump travel to Russia, and discussed the business trip with “a senior campaign official.” Who was that official and what was discussed?
    3. Did anyone associated with Donald Trump approach Cohen about a pardon? If so, who and when?
    4. It has been reported that Cohen was reluctant to testify before Congress because of concern for his family’s ty. Particularly, he were concerned about threats made by the President and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. When and who threatened Cohen?
    5. Cohen has previously said that Donald Trump directed him to make hush money payments to two women to cover-up affairs the Republican candidate had and did so specifically for the purpose of influencing the election. Is Cohen willing to provide any documentation that would substantiate these claims? Was there anyone else on the campaign he was in contact with about these payments?