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Explosive Michael Cohen Testimony Released - Page 2

He calls Trump 'racist,' 'conman'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2019 2:25 AM CST

  • Proof of those illicit acts. The documents Cohen will provide to the House committee include a check Trump allegedly gave him as reimbursement for a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, Politico reports. Cohen says the hush money was part of "a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws."
  • Trump Tower Moscow. Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about talks over a Trump Tower in Russia, says Trump lied about it, too. "To be clear: Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it," Cohen says. "He lied about it because he never expected to win the election," and because he expected to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the project, Cohen says.
  • 'The worst version of himself.' Cohen says Trump is an "enigma," but over years working for him, he came to see his true character. "The bad far outweighs the good, and since taking office, he has become the worst version of himself," he says. "He is capable of behaving kindly, but he is not kind. He is capable of committing acts of generosity, but he is not generous. He is capable of being loyal, but he is fundamentally disloyal."
  • Trump 'never expected to win.' Trump saw the campaign as a "marketing opportunity" and he never expected to win the primary, let alone the election, Cohen says. He "ran for office to make his brand great, not to make our country great. 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.'"

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