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Recap: A Look at Michael Cohen's Public Testimony

Follow updates as they came in real time throughout the bombshell hearing



    Michael Cohen’s Full Opening Statement

    Hear Michael Cohen's full opening statement in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019)

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, said of the president Wednesday, “He is a racist. He is a con man. And he is a cheat.” Cohen testified in public before the House Oversight Committee, that Trump told him to lie about hush money paid to the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, said he had only suspicions but no evidence about collusion with Russia and hinted at another undisclosed investigation related to the president underway in the federal Southern District of New York.

    Trump dismissed Cohen in a tweet sent hours ahead of the hearing by claiming he "is lying in order to reduce his prison time."

    Here are a few takeaways from the testimony. Look below at how the hearing unfolded as it was covered in real time: 

    Timeline: Michael Cohen's Involvement in the Mueller ProbeTimeline: Michael Cohen's Involvement in the Mueller Probe

    Take a look back at the events that led to Michael Cohen being sentenced to 36 months in prison.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019)