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House Democrats to hold hearings on alleged Trump ‘hush money’ payments – live updates

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The judiciary committee plans to investigate the president’s alleged role in payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougalSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.18pm BST Joe Biden again downplayed reports that he has repeatedly told a false war story on the campaign trail. 1.46pm BST Good morning, live blog readers!Washington is back from its long weekend, and Congress will soon return from its August recess. But Democrats on the House judiciary committee are celebrating early by planning hearings on Donald Trump’s alleged role in arranging payments to silence Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, who claim they had affairs with the married president before he took office. The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to hold hearings and call witnesses involved in hush-money payments to ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film star Stormy Daniels as soon as October, according to people familiar with the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions. Democrats say they believe there is already enough evidence to name Trump as a co-conspirator in the episode that resulted in his former attorney, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to two campaign finance charges. Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-09-03 13:18:15

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