Tonight President Trump is facing major new allegations of misconduct by his former attorney Michael Cohen.
Cohen told Congress in a blistering hearing the President knew of hush payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels.
Cohen also claims President Trump knew in advance of an email hack into the Democratic national committee in 2016.
Cohen opened the hearing by saying, “He is a racist, he is a con-man and he is a cheat.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) refuting Cohen’s claims the President is racist, “I’ve talked to the President over 300 times, I’ve not heard one time a racist comment out of his mouth”
Cohen held nothing back as lawmakers pressed him about his actions as the President’s personal lawyer.
Cohen says, “I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts.”
Cohen told lawmakers the President knew all about hush money payments to adult -film Star Stormy Daniels.
Rep.Elijah Cummings (D-MD) asked Cohen “Is there any doubt in your mind that President Trump knew what he was paying for?”
Cohen answered, “There is no doubt in my mind.”
Cohen showed lawmakers a check written by the President that Cohen claims is proof of a cover-up.
Cohen also told lawmakers candidate Trump, knew in advance about the email hack of the Democratic national committee.
Cohen said, “Mr. Trump knew from Roger Stone in advance about the WikiLeaks emails.”
Cohen is scheduled to report to prison in May.
The 52-year-old pleaded guilty last year to tax evasion and lying to Congress.
House republicans say that’s proof Cohen’s testimony can’t be trusted.
Rep. Mark Green / (R-TN) says, “You’ve got this guy going to jail for lying about his debts, to comment on the president.”
But house Democrats praised Cohen’s willingness to talk publicly.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) “Our colleagues are not upset that you lied to congress about the President, they’re upset you stopped lying to Congress
Cohen says he has no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
For the full hearing held by the Committee on Oversight and Reform click here.