Michael Cohen Turns on Trump in Testimony
President Trump’s former personal lawyer testified before the House Oversight Committee for over five hours yesterday, calling Trump a “racist,” a “con man” and a “cheat.” Cohen described how the president directed payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and showed lawmakers a 2017 check from Trump that Cohen called reimbursement for the hush money. He also claimed Trump knew in advance about the WikiLeaks release of Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.
Will his testimony change any minds? Not likely: Republicans dismissed Cohen, who’s been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to Congress, as untrustworthy.
Read OZY’s take on why Cohen’s statements reduce Trump’s risk of impeachment.