Cohen: Yes, Trump would collude with Russia to win the White House
Michael Cohen said he wouldn’t be shocked if Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
The explosive revelations just keep coming.
Michael Cohen confirmed during his Wednesday testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that he believes Trump would have worked with Russia if it would help him win the White House.
“Mr. Trump’s desire to win would have him work with anyone,” Cohen said at the hearing, when asked whether Trump would collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton.
The question came from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who was chair of the Democratic National Committee when Russians hacked it and released emails to damage Clinton’s campaign.
Cohen wouldn’t 100 percent confirm that Trump colluded with Russia, but he testified under oath that Trump knew about the DNC hack before it became public, and did nothing to stop it.
“A lot of people have asked me about whether Mr. Trump knew about the release of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of time. The answer is yes,” Cohen said in his opening statement.
Trump has long denied that he colluded with Russia, calling special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his possible ties a “witch hunt.”
But Cohen’s testimony suggests that there is ample reason to believe Trump may have worked with Russians.
It’s no wonder why Republicans tried to shut down the hearing before it began: Nothing out of this hearing is good for Trump.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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