Gauger, meanwhile, said he never got the rest of what he claimed was the total of $50,000 he was owed, the newspaper reported.
Gidley was again asked point blank whether Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress to which Gidley replied, "This is why the president refuses to give any credence or credibility to news outlets because they have no ability to corroborate anything they're putting out there". The report cites "sources", sans names, but on CNN, Cormier insisted that those individuals check out and that he's "100 percent" sure their story is accurate.
Cohen pleaded guilty and was sentenced in December to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.
White House representative Hogan Gidley attempted to defuse the damage of the Thursday night report, which noted specifically that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. On Twitter, Lieu responded to the BuzzFeed allegations by asserting that the House Judiciary Committee needs to conduct a thorough investigation.
The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the report.
President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls.
"The allegation that the president of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business deals with Russian Federation is among the most serious to date" Representative Adam Schiff of California said via Twitter.
Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.
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An adviser to Cohen, Lanny Davis, declined to comment on the substance of the article, saying that he and Cohen wouldn't answer questions out of respect for Mueller.
If Mueller can prove that Mr. Trump did instruct his attorney to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal, not only would this be clear obstruction of justice on his part, but it also would be a clear impeachable offense.
However, the paper reported that Cohen still charged the Trump Organization the full $50,000.
Cohen has publicly broken with Trump since cooperating with the Robert Mueller investigation.
Cohen agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee on February 7.
According to the Journal, Gauger showed up at Trump Tower in NY in early 2015 expecting to collect the payment for his firm's work.
"We are ready for fall air, crisp mornings, & seeing this guy dressed to impress!" the handle tweeted on September 3, 2016.
"If this is true, what it means is this is more evidence that the president has violated his oath of office", Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".