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This Is the Physical Evidence Michael Cohen Gave to the House Oversight Committee
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=48409"><span class="small">Joshua Eaton, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:51

Eaton writes: "In addition to his sworn testimony, Cohen gave a number of documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform."

Michael Cohen. (photo: Getty)
Michael Cohen. (photo: Getty)

This Is the Physical Evidence Michael Cohen Gave to the House Oversight Committee

By Joshua Eaton, ThinkProgress

27 February 19

In addition to his sworn testimony, Cohen gave a number of documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

resident Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is testifying today before the House Oversight Committee about the president’s business dealings, the Trump Tower Moscow project, and what the president knew about emails Russian hackers stole from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Last night, Cohen sent the committee a copy of his opening testimony and several documents he believed would corroborate it. They included, in Cohen’s own words:

  • A copy of a check Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bankaccount – after he became president – to reimburse me for thehush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adultfilm star and prevent damage to his campaign;

  • Copies of financial statements for 2011 – 2013 that he gave tosuch institutions as Deutsche Bank;

  • A copy of an article with Mr. Trump’s handwriting on it thatreported on the auction of a portrait of himself – he arranged forthe bidder ahead of time and then reimbursed the bidder from theaccount of his non-profit charitable foundation, with the picturenow hanging in one of his country clubs; and

  • Copies of letters I wrote at Mr. Trump’s direction that threatenedhis high school, colleges, and the College Board not to release hisgrades or SAT scores.

Here’s a list of the exhibits Cohen provided, with links so you can see them for yourself.

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+25 # DongiC 2019-02-27 14:27
Our commander-in-ch ief doesn't want his high school scores, his college scores or his SAT scores to be released. Must be he is not too proud of them, I am sure if they were superior he would be bragging about them. He brags about everything else especially things you can''t prove.
+30 # BetaTheta 2019-02-27 17:05
Cohen comes to us with documentary evidence and a description of Trump that is totally in keeping with everything we know about him. And yet House Republicans reflexively dig themselves deeper by concentrating solely on his credibility. Have they no idea how they reveal themselves as unprincipled, opportunistic partisan hacks?? They are playing schoolyard games with our republic.
-8 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-02-27 19:10
I don't know how many of these nuclear blockbuster, devastating nothing burgers we can stand. My cholesterol ratings are dropping out of sight.

Cohen's big surprise was that Trump is a racist, a con-artist, and a cheat. Is there anyone out there that did now know this already. And is there anyone who does not know that Reagan was a racist, con-artists, and a cheat. Bush I was a racist, con-artist, and cheat. Bill and Hillary Clinton were racists, con-artists, and cheats. Same for Bush II. And Obama was all three as well. (Obama was a racist in the way he fawned and groveled before white racists. He was called an Uncle Tom by many African Americans).

We can look forward to 2020. Sanders is not a racist, con-artist, or cheat. Finally we may get the president we really need. I'm just worried that the Deep State will simply not allow this to happen.
-1 # poetmarinerray 2019-03-01 12:20
@Rodion, You are the only ' racist, con-artist, cheat and liar' on RSN so we ought to be glad you are not running for any public , government office.
+2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-02-28 06:19
Following the hearing, Nancy Pelosi said she still is not interested in impeachment. She said she did not watch the hearings or pay any attention to it. Impeachment is just a low priority.

I wonder what Pelosi is thinking? I would have thought that the momentum toward impeachment was growing and reaching a point of inevitability.
0 # janla 2019-02-28 20:02
Impeachment is a waste of time and energy - let Trump sink under his own moral failings.
+2 # Texas Aggie 2019-02-28 20:45
It's called giving him enough rope. That way no one can complain that someone else did him in.
+1 # lfeuille 2019-02-28 22:16
He is too destructive to be allow 2 more years.