Michael Cohen: I am no longer your 'fixer,' Mr. Trump


Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday about his discussions with President Trump and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg.

Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, gave a detailed account of Trump's alleged involvement with the $130,000 hush-money payment to former adult-film star Stephanie Clifford in October 2016.

Mr. Cohen then showed the committee checks which he said were part of monthly installments he received as reimbursement for the Clifford payment.

A check signed in August 2017 by President Trump to Michael Cohen, who said it was part of the reimbursement for his October 2016 $130,000 hush-money payment to Stephanie Clifford.

In his testimony, Cohen also included 'explosive allegations that Mr. trump had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks' release of Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.'

He also admitted that Trump is under investigation by federal prosecutors for additional illegal acts but that those wrongdoings could not be discussed.

Cohen previously plead guilty months ago to crimes including multiple-year tax fraud and lying to congress.

In reference to the Clifford hush-money scheme, Cohen said Trump directed him to use his personal funds to "avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign" with Trump telling him "It's $130,000. It's not a lot of money. And we should just do it. So go ahead and do it."

President Trump however has denied directing his lawyer to 'break the law.'

“I have fixed things, but I am no longer your ‘fixer,’ Mr. Trump,” Cohen said before the committee.

He is set to speak before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Read more about the testimony at the Wall Street Journal.


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