President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is testifying today before the House Oversight Committee about the president’s business dealings, the Trump Tower Moscow project, and what the president knew about emails Russian hackers stole from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Last night, Cohen sent the committee a copy of his opening testimony and several documents he believed would corroborate it. They included, in Cohen’s own words:
• A copy of a check Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bankaccount – after he became president – to reimburse me for thehush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adultfilm star and prevent damage to his campaign;
• Copies of financial statements for 2011 – 2013 that he gave tosuch institutions as Deutsche Bank;
• A copy of an article with Mr. Trump’s handwriting on it thatreported on the auction of a portrait of himself – he arranged forthe bidder ahead of time and then reimbursed the bidder from theaccount of his non-profit charitable foundation, with the picturenow hanging in one of his country clubs; and
• Copies of letters I wrote at Mr. Trump’s direction that threatenedhis high school, colleges, and the College Board not to release hisgrades or SAT scores.
Here’s a list of the exhibits Cohen provided, with links so you can see them for yourself: