US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen’s testimony before the US House has devolved into a political farce.
That’s no surprise.
Yesterday, Trump himself accused Cohen of lying to get a reduced prison sentence. Cohen certainly wouldn’t be the first person looking at a lengthy spell behind bars who stretched the truth to get on the good side with prosecutors.
And who better to place another set of controversial blame on than the Donald?
The gloves are off
Speaking in front of a House committee on Wednesday, Cohen called Trump a ‘racist’, a ‘con man’ and a ‘cheat’.
And he wasted no time getting into detail.
According to AP, Cohen told the committee and reporters that the president had known ahead of time that WikiLeaks had damaging emails relating to the 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
However, WikiLeaks have since refuted the claim, saying no such telephone call existed between Julian Assange and Roger Stone that could have impacted the results.
But the secrets keep coming — with Cohen revealing that Trump is currently under a secret federal investigation, following a raid in the president’s hotel room last April.
Cohen reveals the ‘real’ Donald Trump
According to ABC news, Cohen described being around Mr Trump as ‘intoxicating’, but getting to know him further, his ‘true character’ was revealed.
ABC reported the following from Cohen’s statement;
‘Mr Trump is an enigma. He is complicated, as am I. He has both good and bad, as do we all. But the bad far outweighs the good, and since taking office, he has become the worst version of himself.
‘He had no desire or intention to lead this nation — only to market himself and to build his wealth and power. Mr Trump would often say this campaign was going to be the “greatest infomercial in political history”’.
But the president has been quick to rebut.
Via a Tweet sent from Hanoi, the upcoming meeting place of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump called Cohen ‘one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately)’, and additionally, that he was ‘lying to reduce his prison time’.
Mr Cohen is currently facing three years behind bars for paying hush-money payments to women in assisting the president’s 2016 election campaign.
He has additionally plead guilty to lying to Congress about a project in Russia.
Now, when it comes to who to believe, we’re not quick to take sides.
But in saying that, perhaps we shouldn’t be too quick to believe the words of a liar.
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