Trump’s ex-lawyer gives blistering testimony against former client
By Dayo Benson, New York
United States President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Micheal Cohen, yesterday gave blistering testimony against the president before the House Committee, describing him as a “racist, conman and a cheat” , among other weighty allegations.
In a swift reaction, the White House described Cohen as a jail bound convicted felon and a serial liar.
Cohen who is to begin a three-year jail term in May following his conviction by a federal judge for lying to the Congress also revealed the dirty deals he did for Trump including payment of hush money to women he alleged Trump had affairs with.
The lawyer who said he regretted working for Trump as his personal lawyer for ten years also revealed that the president was aware of Wikileaks hack into HIlary Clinton’s private e-mail in the build up to the 2016 Presidential Election.
Cohen’s damning testimony before the Congress Committee came on a day President Tump was holding a second meeting with the North Korea President Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on nuclear arm.
The Committee gearing witness a political drama at the beginning as some Republican members attempted to stall the hearing citing HouseStandingRule that requires Cohen to submit his testimony 24 hours before the hearing commencement. The motion was however defeated by the majority Democrats when it was put to vote.
After giving his testimony contained in the 20 page document, Republican members took turn to question Cohen’s credibility.
Cohen who insisted he was saying the truth however expressed regret over his actions according to him “I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York.
I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty – of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him.
am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.
I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.
He is a racist.
He is a conman.
He is a cheat.
He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails”.