Trump Team Slams Cohen Hearing: 'Worthless' Testimony From 'Convicted Perjurer'
The Trump campaign to aim at Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight
The Trump campaign took aim at Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee today branding it “worthless," then questioned why someone who has previously admitted to lying to Congress was even sworn in.
Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen delivered his testimony accusing President Donald Trump of being a "racist," a "cheat," and a "conman."
Trump's former personal lawyer alleged that the president knew that Roger Stone coordinated with whistleblowing agency Wikileaks.
Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump campaign’s national press secretary, released a statement following the testimony.
“Michael Cohen is a felon, a disbarred lawyer, and a convicted perjurer, who lied to both Congress and the Special Counsel in a ‘deliberate and premeditated’ fashion according to the Special Counsel’s Office,” McEnany said.
"Now he offers what he says is evidence, but the only support for that is his own testimony, which has proven before to be worthless.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in regard to hush-money payments made during the 2016 campaign to two women who claim they were involved in an affair with Trump.
Cohen claimed Trump knew about the payments and told the panel he was reimbursed by Trump while he was presdient.
Cohen also admitted he lied to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees in 2017 regarding a Trump Tower project in Moscow.
“As noted by the Southern District of New York, Cohen’s wide array of crimes were ‘marked by a pattern of deception that permeated his professional life’ and his ‘instinct to blame others is strong.’
"Prosecutors said his actions were to ensure that he would ‘profit personally, build his own power, and enhance his level of influence.’
"This is the same Michael Cohen who has admitted that he lied to Congress previously. Why did they even bother to swear him in this time?” McEnany said.
But Cohen Cohen says he is prepared to offer documentation to back up his claims about Trump.
"I recognize that some of you may doubt and attack me on my credibility. It is for this reason I have incorporated into this opening statement documents that are irrefutable and demonstrate that the information you will hear is accurate and truthful," he says.