Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he’s frightened that if the president doesn’t win re-election, there won’t be a “peaceable transition of energy.”
Cohen is testifying Wednesday earlier than the Home Oversight Committee. He informed the committee in closing remarks that his loyalty to Donald Trump has price him his job, his household and his freedom. And he’s frightened the nation will endure the same destiny except individuals cease supporting Trump.
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Cohen has pleaded responsible to mendacity to Congress and orchestrating hush-money funds to girls who stated they’d affairs with Trump.
In matter-of-fact testimony, the previous Trump lawyer drew a troubling image of his former boss, implicating the president in lies massive and small to the American public.
He stated he was was remorseful for the crimes he dedicated, and urged Republican members of Congress to rethink their help for Trump.
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He choked up at one level. He stated he as soon as had a “fantastic life” and now has “misplaced all of it.”
He additionally stated he regrets contributing to the “each day destruction of civility” by defending Trump.
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“I’m liable for your silliness as a result of I did the identical factor that you just’re doing now for 10 years,” Cohen informed Republican members of Congress who sought to impugn his credibility.
He warned the members and others who “blindly” help Trump that they might find yourself struggling “the identical penalties that I’m struggling.”