‘She did not deserve that’: Michael Cohen will describe his regret over ‘lying’ to Melania Trump about Stormy Daniels payment before Congress
- Cohen will give testimony before Congress on Wednesday morning
- His opening statement has already become public and it crucifies Trump
- Cohen claims the president knowingly reimbursed him hush money to pay Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged affair
- He says his ‘biggest regret’ is lying to Melania Trump about it
- At the time of Trump’s alleged dalliance with Stormy, Melania and Trump had been married for just over year
- She had given birth to their son, Barron, three months before her husband and the porn star allegedly had sex at a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament
Among the bombshell revelations Michael Cohen will make in his congressional statement testimony on Wednesday is his deep regret over lying to Melania Trump about paying off Stormy Daniels on behalf of the president.
Cohen is expected to appear before Congress on Wednesday morning to read aloud a statement that has already become public in which he labels the president a ‘conman’, ‘a racist’ and a ‘cheat’.
Central to his claims is that Trump was aware of hush money he paid Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about their alleged affair ahead of the election and that he signed a $35,000 check that was reimbursement for what Cohen paid her.
Michael Cohen will apologize to Melania Trump as part of his Congressional testimony against the president on Wednesday for lying to her about her husband’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels and his efforts to conceal it afterwards
This is a snippet of Cohen’s 20-page statement which was released ahead of his appearance before Congress on Wednesday
In Page 13 of his 20-page statement, Cohen said that one of his biggest regrets about it was that he lied to the First Lady.
‘Mr. Trump is a conman.
‘He asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair and to lie to his wife about it, which I did.
‘Lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets. She is a kind, good person.
‘I respect her greatly and she did not deserve that,’ Cohen said.
Cohen will testify that the president knowingly reimbursed him for paying off Stormy Daniels (right) to keep her quiet about their alleged affair in 2017 – after he became president
Cohen supplied these checks as proof of the fact Trump was president when he engaged in the fraud by reimbursing Cohen for the payment. The checks are dated March 2017 and August 2017, while he was in office. Trump’s lawyers have said in the past he retained Cohen for $35,00 a month