Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen has today testified before the House of Oversight Committee about his time working under the president and the alleged collusion with Russia.
During an explosive speech to the committee, Cohen branded the president as a "racist, a conman and a cheat" and that he was 'ashamed to have taken part in Trump's illicit acts.'
Cohen, who was convicted for perjury in November 2018, gave evidence on Trump's relationship with Roger Stone, Julian Assange and the discussion that his campaign team had with Russian officials about building a Trump Tower in Moscow.
In the build-up to Cohen delivering his testimony, Twitter was agog to hear what he would say, especially with extracts of the speech being published hours beforehand.
So many damning things in Michael Cohen's testimony, but I want to specifically point this out in light of Donald T… https://t.co/y1YcG7bsiK
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)
This single sentence from Michael Cohen's prepared testimony:
"He asked me to pay off an adult film star with who… https://t.co/K1BVRYI28F
After an unsuccessful attempt to block the testimony and the opening remarks, Cohen was allowed to give his speech and Cohen did not hold back.
One of the most shocking revelations was that Trump, who has known Cohen for 10 years, had said that 'black people wouldn't vote for him because they were too stupid' and if he could 'name a country run by a black person that wasn't a s***hole.'
"He told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid." -- Cohen #CohenTestimony