House Oversight Committee Requests Information on Michael Cohen Case

By Vishnu Kannan
Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:48 PM

On Friday, July 19 House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York requesting information related to two questions: First, whether the Justice Department’s policy against indicting a sitting president at all influenced the office’s decision not to bring charges against the president for violating campaign finance laws in the Michael Cohen case; and second, whether the attorney general or other department leaders influenced these decisions. The complete letter is available here and below.