Continuing his three-day hearing, former attorney for President Trump, Michael Cohen, has finally given his public testimony. It, however, may not paint President Trump in the best light. 😮
Cohen’s public testimony to the House Oversight Committee began earlier this morning where he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. He also said in his opening statement,
“I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.”
Cohen continued, “A lot of people have asked me about whether Mr. Trump knew about the release of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of time. The answer is yes.” The former attorney even claims that the President inflated his assets when it suits him, and deflates it as well to reduce his real estate taxes.
He also opened up in his statement, revealing that, “He asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair, and to lie to his wife about it, which I did. Lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets.”
Cohen also threw AMI chairman, David Pecker under the bus, saying that he was paid up to $15,000 to “kill a story” about the possibility of the President having a love child with an employee.
Over the course of several hours, Cohen provided several checks and other financial statements from his former boss, as well as gave the names of some of his former coworkers while working for President Trump.
The hearing took a short break and is expected to continue for at least another hour.