Michael Cohen Faces Congress in Public Testimony
Disbarred yesterday as a convicted felon, President Trump’s former personal attorney described his ex-boss as a “racist” and a “cheat” to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. In his highly anticipated five and a half hour testimony, Cohen said Trump knew confidant Roger Stone contacted WikiLeaks, and that he “knew of and directed” plans for a Trump Tower Moscow. But the former fixer stopped short of proving Trump colluded with Russia. Cohen reports to prison May 6 to begin serving a three-year sentence.
How will Trump defend himself? The White House has dismissed Cohen as a “disgraced felon,” while other Republicans will likely cast him as an untrustworthy source on the president’s dealings.