President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Wednesday told the U.S. Congress that Mr Trump is a `racist,’ a `conman’ and a `cheat.’
Mr Cohen, Mr Trump’s onetime `fixer,’ said Mr Trump knew in advance about a release of emails by the WikiLeaks website aimed at hurting his 2016 Democratic presidential rival.
According to Mr Cohen’s prepared testimony, Mr Trump directed negotiations for a real estate project in Moscow during the White House race even as he publicly said he had no business interests in Russia.
“I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is, he is a racist, a conman and a cheat,” Mr Cohen said in an opening statement to a House of Representatives committee.
“Donald Trump is a man who ran for office to make his brand great, not to make our country great,” Mr Cohen said.