During CBS’s special coverage of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee, network anchor Norah O’Donnell said Cohen’s testimony “might be the most damaging testimony for a president” since the Watergate hearings.
O’Donnell said, “And now, what has been a 4-hour long hearing, we heard from Michael Cohen what might be the most damaging testimony for a president since former White House Counsel John Dean testified against President Nixon during the Watergate hearings. Some extraordinary revelations from Michael Cohen who’s convicted for lying to Congress and his credibility questioned repeatedly. Paula Reid is with me here. Let’s go quickly through some of the things we learned today. First, he said prosecutors in New York are investigating conversations that Trump and his advisers had with Cohen after his home was raided by the FBI. That means there is more out there.”
Reid said, “Absolutely. In addition to all these allegations he has made about possible tax fraud, conspiracy, campaign finance violation, he says there’s more that’s under active investigation, and he can’t discuss that. Now the prosecutors looking into this, this isn’t the Special Counsel. This is the President’s own Justice Department in Manhattan. I believe that case, those investigations in Manhattan pose the greatest potential legal threat to the President.”
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