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Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen assails 'conman' Trump, gives no direct evidence of collusion

Updated : February 28, 2019 07:01 AM IST

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stolen emails that hurt his 2016 election rival, Hillary Clinton.
In a dramatic televised hearing in Congress on Wednesday, Cohen said Trump approved hush payments to cover up extra-marital sexual relationships in violation of campaign finance laws and signed a personal check for $35,000 in 2017 to reimburse Cohen for at least one of those payments.
He also said 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.
Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen assails 'conman' Trump, gives no direct evidence of collusion

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