CNN’s law and crime reporter Shimon Prokupecz called Michael Cohen’s released testimony “devastating,” for President Donald Trump.
One of the main points is a call that Cohen overheard between Trump and Roger Stone, knowing about Wikileaks and their involvement in Trump’s campaign.
However, there is significantly more, including the documents many have suspected Cohen would bring. He also explains that Trump was involved in Cohen’s previous testimony to Congress, where he openly lied.
“Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That’s not how he operates,” Cohen says in the statement. “In conversations, we had during the campaign, at the same time I was actively negotiating in Russia for him, he would look me in the eye and tell five me there’s no business in Russia and then go out and lie to the American people by saying the same thing. In his way, he was telling me to lie.”
Cohen also said that Trump told him to pay off Stormy Daniels, and one of the things he regrets is lying to the first lady. He called her a “kind person” who “did not deserve that.”
“I am giving the committee today a copy of the $130,000 wire transfer from me to Ms. Clifford’s attorney during the closing days of the presidential campaign that was demanded by Ms. Clifford to maintain her silence about her affair with Mr. Trump. This is exhibit 4 in my testimony,” the testimony says.
According to Don Lemon’s panel, the exhibits show all of the receipts.
“Yeah. So this is going to be devastating,” Prokupecz said.
CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"
Trump campaign frantically announces new ‘polls’ to counter data that shows him losing — but there’s one problem
Frantically trying to contain the embarrassment after President Donald Trump fired his own internal pollsters for showing him trailing Democrats in key states he previously carried, the Trump campaign is now trying to claim that the bad polls are relying on old numbers and they have newer data that is much more favorable to the president.
But as CNN's Abby Phillip explained on Tuesday evening to anchor John Berman, there's a major problem with the new numbers — they aren't actually matching Trump up with Democrats.
"Despite what the president said publicly about this polling being fake, your sources tell a different story," said Berman.
‘They don’t trust him’: Ex-CIA operative says intel officials’ efforts to conceal information from Trump is ‘stunning’
On Monday, former CIA officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett that he had never heard of a situation before like the new reports that intelligence officials concealed information from President Donald Trump about efforts to plant malware in the Russian power grid.
"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"
"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."