Michael Cohen, former Lawyer to US President, Donald Trump has delivered his testimony before congress on Wednesday, 28 February 2019.
Cohen who is set to begin a three year jail sentence by may was harsh in his testimony, especially against his deals with President Trump.
Michael Cohen has been working for Trump since 2006 but things got rocky for him last year, June 15. He was sacked by the US president and charged to court over claims of fraud, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws, which he said he committed in Trumps favor.
He later pleaded guilty last year August and made his testimony before before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform yesterday.
Arctic Reporters have gathered 7 points from Michael Cohen’s Testimony on Wednesday:
Donald Trump is a racist
“I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trumps 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 and he is a cheat.
Trump may not peacefully Leave office if he loses in 2020
“Given my experience working for Mr Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power”, a statement Cohen made while summarizing his testimony to congress
Trump wasn’t Transparent with Taxes
Cohen said that Donald Trump hasn’t been transparent with taxes. The former lawyer to the US president said that Trump devalued his assets in other to pay lower taxes. He also said that Trump dreaded Tax audits and never made known his tax returns to him (Cohen) for fear of attracting Public scrutiny and penalties
The Stormy Daniels Story is True
Cohen said that President Trump persuaded him to mislead the public about hush money paid to Stormy Daniels, a porn actress whom whom Donald Trump paid a whooping $130,000 to keep her quiet about allegations of an extramarital affair.
Trump Doctored his assets to remain on Forbes List
“Trump wanted each year to have his net worth rise on the Forbes wealthiest individuals list”, Cohen stated, saying the the US president inflated his assets to be on the Forbes list of the richest people.
I won’s accept any Plea for Forgiveness From Trump
In conclusion, Michael Cohen said that he wouldn’t give nor accept any plea from President Donald Trump.
Trump never expected to win elections
Michael Cohen said that Trumps ultimate purpose of launching to politics was to cease the opportunity and market his businesses. He said that Trump ventured politics for publicity sake rather than becoming the US 45th President.
“The campaign for him was always a marketing opportunity,” Cohen said.
Meanwhile, Trumps eldest son’s have rejected Cohen’s testimony against their father, in a series a tweet they made on Wednesday, the sons of the US president said that Cohen was just looking for a soft landing spot for the mess he’d got himself into. Donald Trump Jr tweeted that Cohen’s testimony sounded “like a breakup letter” and that it’s “funny how things change when you’re trying to save your a**.”
Also, Trump Jr and Eric Trump claim that the lawyer who spent over 10 years of his career with their father is only retaliating against the president after getting rejected for a White House job.