Congress grills President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen on Capitol Hill

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“Mister Chairman, we said that we were in search of the truth. I don’t believe that Michael Cohen is capable of telling the truth.”

On Capitol Hill, several Congressmen, including Kentucky Representative James Comer grilled Michael Cohen.

President Trump’s former lawyer told Congress in a blistering hearing that the president knew of hush payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels.

And he also knew in advance of an email hack into the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

“He is a racist, he is a con man and he is a cheat.”

Michael Cohen held nothing back as lawmakers pressed him about his actions as the president’s personal lawyer.

“I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts.”

Cohen told lawmakers the president knew all about hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

“Is there any doubt in your mind…that President Trump knew what he was paying for…”
“there is no doubt in my mind…”

Cohen showed lawmakers a check written by the president that Cohen claims is proof of a cover up.

He also told lawmakers candidate Trump knew in advance about the email hack of the Democratic National Committee.

“Mr. Trump knew from Roger Stone in advance about the WikiLeaks emails.”

Cohen is set to report to prison in May. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty last year to tax evasion, and lying to Congress.

House Republicans say that’s proof Cohen’s testimony can’t be trusted.

“I’ve talked to the president over 300 times, I’ve not heard one time a racist comment out of his mouth.”

But House Democrats praised Cohen’s willingness to talk publicly.

“Our colleagues are not upset that you lied to Congress about the president, they’re upset you stopped lying to Congress.”

Cohen says he has no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but says he does have concerns.

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(This story was originally published on February 27, 2019)

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