Michael Cohen on Wednesday recalled lying to Melania Trump about the hush money payment he made to Stormy Daniels.
“Not only did I lie to the American people, I lied to the first lady when the President called me, and I was sitting in a car with a friend of mine, and he had me speak to her, and explain to the first lady,” Cohen said during testimony before the House Oversight Committee.
The comment came at the end of an exchange Cohen had with Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), in which Steube tried to undermine Cohen’s claim that he paid Stormy Daniels a $130,000 hush money payment in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.
The payment, which Trump’s own lawyer confirmed, formed the basis for one of the eight counts to which Cohen pleaded guilty in August last year.
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