Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) emailed the U.S. statute outlining punishments for lying or withholding information from Congress on Thursday just hours after Donald Trump Jr. testified before the committee.
“Below is a statue to keep in mind in regards to Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony today,” Coons wrote in the email before sharing the rules of the statute.
“It is important to remember that anyone who testifies in front of a Senate committee is under the restrictions of the False Statements statute that says material false statements to Congress are criminal and punishable with fines or imprisonment or both,” Coons said in a statement attached to the forwarded memo.
👀 After Don Jr. testimony to Senate Judiciary Cmte, Sen. Chris Coons’ office sends out statute on giving false statements to Congress pic.twitter.com/OUdKXMBfqm
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) September 7, 2017