In the latter part of his testimony to Congress on Wednesday, Michael Cohen told Rep. Ro Khanna (D-PA) he believes Donald Trump and his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, were part of a criminal conspiracy involving financial fraud.
“You provided this committee with a check from President Donald J. Trump’s revokable trust account which is marked exhibit 5B It’s a check for $35,000 dated March 17, 2017, after the president took office,” Khanna explained. “The Trump revokable trust is the president set up to hold his assets after he became president.”
Cohen said he was paid through the revokable trust instead of Trump’s personal account, and it was signed off by Trump organization CFO Allen Weisselberg or one of the sons, with Trump’s knowledge.
“Payments like this check resulted in numerous false statements in the books and records of the Trump Organization. It’s important for the American public to understand. Nothing to do with collusion. This is financial fraud, garden variety financial fraud,” Khanna continued. “It was disguised as a payment for legal services to you. This was not a payment for legal services, was it Mr. Cohen?”
“No sir,” Cohen replied.
“They knew this payment was false and illegal,” Khanna asked.
“I can’t make that conclusion,” Cohen said, adding Trump was aware of the “scheme.”
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