Michael Cohen will be testifying to three separate congressional committees. He is allegedly going to accuse the president of crimes surrounding the hush payments he made before the election. The problem is that Trump paid the money out of his own pocket, which is not a crime.
The White House has reacted to the allegation and they say, how can you believe a guy with a history of lying and whose crimes have nothing to do with the president. He was able to get a sweetheart deal if he confessed to campaign finance violations, even though none existed.
President Trump disclosed the pay outs months ago in his financial disclosure form.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed former presidential counsel Michael Cohen’s forthcoming appearance before the House Oversight Committee in a Tuesday morning statement.
Cohen will testify Tuesday and describe the president’s direct role in arranging a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels — born Stephanie Clifford — in the latter month of the campaign, people familiar with the testimony told TheWSJ and TheNYT.
Cohen will also describe other alleged attempts by Trump to manipulate his net worth and using racist language. (RELATED: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Charge In Mueller Probe)
“Disgraced felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements. Sadly, he will go before Congress this week, and we can expect more of the same. It’s laughable that anyone would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic to see him given yet another opportunity to spread his lies,” Sanders said in a statement.