Michael Cohen outlines President Trump cover-ups before Congress

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, delivered blistering testimony to Congress Wednesday, describing the president as a “racist,” “a conman” and “a cheat.”

Speaking before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen said President Trump knew his longtime political advisor Roger Stone was in contact with Wikileaks during the 2016 campaign about possible dirt on Hillary Clinton.

“He was a presidential candidate who knew Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about Wikileaks drop on Democratic National Committee emails,” Cohen testified.

Roger Stone has denied working with Wikileaks.

Cohen also brought documentation to show the president reimbursed him for hush money payments made during the campaign.

“To cover up his affair with an adult film star and prevent damage to his campaign,” Cohen said.

Cohen also said he previously lied to Congress about a scrapped Trump Tower project in Russia because the president implicitly directed him to.

“Mr. Trump had made clear to me, through his personal statements to me that we both knew were false and through his lies to the country, that he wanted me to lie. And he made it clear to me because his personal attorneys reviewed my statement before I gave it to Congress,” he added.

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