Michael Cohen spent six hours answering questions of the House Oversight Committee about the decade he spent working for Donald Trump.
The democrats teased out details of Trump’s role in hush money payments made to two women alleging affairs with him in the mid-2000s, and how long conversations about the Trump Tower Moscow project continued into the 2016 general election campaign.
Whereas the Republicans sought to remind people that Cohen was a liar.
Michael Cohen was a lawyer for Donald Trump between 2006 until May 2018.
In his opening statements Cohen said, “Mr. Stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange and that Mr. Assange told Mr. Stone that, within a couple of days, there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”
The opening statement itself nails Trump’s lies that he never spoke to Stone about Wikileaks, and when they might be released.
Then Cohen confirmed that Trump had directed him to make money payments worth US$ 165,000 to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal over their alleged affair.
Michael Cohen revealed that Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow edited his statement on how Trump stayed in contact with Russia till June 2016, Cohen’s earlier testimony said the conversations concluded in January 2016.
Cohen supposedly briefed Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr. about the project in Moscow.
The Democrats committee that questioned Michael Cohen couldn’t tarnish Trump’s image like they would’ve wanted. Cohen in fact may have tarnished his own credibility. Also for the Democrats who are seeking for Trump’s impeachment could not get enough evidence of collusion between Trump aides and Russia.