Michael Cohen accuses 'racist, conman' Trump of criminal conspiracy

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In dramatic testimony, Cohen claims Trump committed crimes to cover up affair and had prior knowledge of WikiLeaks release

Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen accused the president in explosive public testimony before Congress of knowing in advance about key events under investigation in the Russia inquiry and of committing criminal conspiracy in the covering up of an extramarital affair.

In a day of high drama before the House oversight committee, Cohen delivered a string of bombshells that could spawn fresh investigations by Congress and the FBI. Testifying on Wednesday, he labelled the US president a “racist” and “conman”, produced signed checks that he said were proof of a fraudulently disguised conspiracy to silence a former adult film actor, and gave what he claimed were eyewitness accounts that implied Trump had prior knowledge of crucial Russia links.

Related: The key excerpts from Cohen’s testimony on the ‘truth about Trump’

I am ashamed because I know what Mr Trump is. He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat

Michael Cohen was a lawyer for Donald Trump from 2006 until 2018. He was a vice-president of The Trump Organization, and was part of Trump’s campaign team for the 2016 presidential election. Considered a close friend and confidant of the US president, Cohen faced criminal charges for his work for Trump.

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Related: The full text of Michael Cohen’s statement to Congress

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