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What legal risks does Michael Cohen's testimony pose to Trump, explained

Updated : February 28, 2019 08:26 AM IST

Among his claims, Cohen said the Republican president directed "hush money" payments ahead of the 2016 US presidential election and that Trump knew in advance that the Wikileaks website planned to release hacked emails damaging to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
Cohen testified that, during the 2016 campaign, Trump "made clear" to him that Cohen should lie and say negotiations to build a Trump tower in Moscow ended before the state-by-state Republican primaries began when actually the talks continued for months after that.
Cohen testified Trump inflated his assets when it served him, including to the magazine Forbes, which tracks the wealth of the richest people in the United States and the world, and deflated his assets to lower his real estate taxes.
What legal risks does Michael Cohen's testimony pose to Trump, explained
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