Michael Cohen showed Congress a $35,000 hush-money check during his bombshell testimony, signed by Trump while he was in office

  • Michael Cohen showed lawmakers a $US35,000 check that President Donald Trump signed while in office.
  • Cohen said that the check helped reimburse him for a payment he made to silence Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had had an affair with Trump years ago.
  • Cohen also accused Trump of engaging in criminal conduct while in office.
  • Read Business Insider’s live blog of Cohen’s testimony here.

Michael Cohen exhibited a copy of a $US35,000 check from President Donald Trump, signed while he was in office, during his bombshell public testimony to Congress on Wednesday.

Cohen said he received the check from Trump while he was in office to reimburse Cohen for a hush-money he facilitated to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Trump years ago.

Trump has denied having an affair and initially denied knowing anything about the payments.

The check that Cohen submitted to Congress appears to have been dated on August 1, 2017.

Michael cohen donald trump checkSky NewsA copy of the $US35,000 check that Cohen said was signed to him by President Donald Trump.

Cohen also accused Trump of engaging in criminal conduct while in office. The allegation relates to the Daniels hush-money payment, but specific details are otherwise scant.

He also described Trump as “a racist,” “a conman,” and “a cheat” in his testimony, according to leaked texts of his prepared remarks.


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Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee started at 10 a.m. ET.

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