WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and that Trump is a racist, a conman and a cheat.
Michael Cohen suggests that Trump also implicitly told him to lie about a Moscow real estate project. Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the project, which he says Trump knew about as Cohen was negotiating with Russia during the 2016 election campaign.
The hearing is expected to provide the most damning depiction to date of Trumps campaign and business operations from a onetime member of the presidents inner circle. It is the latest step in Cohens evolution from legal fixer for the president he once boasted that hed take a bullet for Trump to a foe who has implicated him in federal campaign finance violations.