Cohen gives who's who of Trump allies, potential witnesses

Donald Trump says Michael Cohen testified there was no collusion — he did not say that

Weisselberg, who is still employed at the Trump Organization, has been described as the accountant who knows all of Trump's financial secrets.

This committee, under Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings, possesses wide-ranging oversight authority.

Cohen, who worked for the president for a decade as his top "fixer" at the Trump Organisation, assailed his ex-boss as "a racist. a conman. a cheat" in testimony Wednesday to the House Oversight Committee.

Republican lawmakers however attacked Cohen as an unreliable witness, citing his earlier false testimony, and accused him of trying to cash in on his work for Trump with book and film deals.

"What you do is, you deflate the value of the asset and then you put in a request to the tax department for a deduction", Cohen said when Ocasio-Cortez asked how Trump attempted to reduce his tax burden. He told reporters that his panel is poring over the transcript and anyone mentioned multiple times has a chance of hearing from them. Ms Daniels was also mentioned frequently.

Cohen, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to Congress about the Moscow real estate project and reports to prison in May for a three-year sentence, gave harsh testimony about Trump on several fronts Wednesday.

His allegations included that Trump knew in advance that the WikiLeaks website would release Democratic emails that USA officials have said were stolen by Russian Federation to harm Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.




But that false narrative was exposed on August 21, when Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations for arranging - "in coordination and at the direction of" Trump - payments of $130,000 to Daniels and $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal. He said the president arranged to reimburse Mr Cohen, and Mr Cohen brought to the hearing a cheque that he said was proof of the transaction.

He said prosecutors in NY were investigating conversations Trump or his advisers had with him after his office and hotel room were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last April. In 2013, President Trump testified that, quote: 'Not many. Jim Jordan of OH and Mark Meadows of North Carolina, sent a referral to the Justice Department alleging Cohen lied in his testimony.

A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: 'Every day the American people and Congress learn more about President Trump's improprieties, from conflicts of interest to influence peddling, potential tax evasion and violations of the Constitution - all roads leading back to President Trump's finances. Trump said he tried to watch as much of Cohen's marathon hearing as he could.

"Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a "love letter to Trump" manuscript for a new book that he was pushing", Trump tweeted yesterday. Trump called the hearing "fake" and said it was a "terrible thing" for Democrats to hold it during his summit.

There was partisan bickering on this committee when Republican Trump ally Devin Nunes was its chairman before Democrats took control in the House in January. He likened the president to a "mobster" who demanded blind loyalty from underlings and expected them to lie on his behalf. "Given President Trump's recalcitrance, the committees with jurisdictional and legislative equities are working with the Ways and Means Committee to ensure the House is able to present the strongest possible case", Etienne said.

"This has obviously been an excruciating time for him", Schiff said.

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