Last month, during Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee, several new leads emerged for House investigators in regards to hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
One of the U.S. Representatives at the forefront was Congressman Ro Khanna of California’s 17th District. He was able to pry additional information from Michael Cohen which seemed to implicate the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., in possible crimes.
In Episode 9 of KrassenCast, Congressman Khanna elaborated on where this newfound information may lead House Oversight investigators. Episode 9 of KrassenCast is now available on iTunes, Youtube. and Google Play.
When asked about who else he believes has emerged as important witnesses, Khanna told KrassenCast:
“Well, certainly Allen Weisselberg, who is the chief financial officer of the Trump organization, and he knows the details of the scheme to pay off Stormy Daniels. I think Rhonda Graff, who was the president’s personal assistant is worth calling in. There are other folks at the Trump administration, who understood the finances and the scheme, who are worth hearing from.”
When asked if his committee plans to call these individuals in to testify, Khanna gave a very direct answer:
“We do. The oversight committee, I think, will call them in. I think we’re going to try and get Donald Trump Jr. as well.”
Khanna emphasized that Congress’ function is not to prosecute individuals, but rather to expose what may have taken place in the Trump campaign and within the Trump administration, to the American people.
“The American public needs to understand the severity of the alleged crimes and have information,” Khanna told KrassenCast. “I view that as Congress’ role to help take these investigations and expose [them to] the American public.”
Khanna said that he’s not ready for impeachment quite yet, and a significant portion of his opinion on whether or not President Trump should be impeached will be based on the findings of the special counsel and the Southern District of New York.
“Then we need to understand how much the extent of the crimes; where do they rise to a high crimes and misdemeanors,” Khanna explained. “I think we need to call in constitutional law experts like Laurence Tribe and others to give testimony on those reports.”