Cummings on Cohen: ‘I Believe He Told the Truth’

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) stated he believes that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen “told the truth.”

Cummings said, “I believe he told the truth. I’ve been practicing law — first of all, as I said in there, I practiced law for many years. And one of the things that I did, I represented a lot of lawyers who got in trouble. And I’m used to watching witnesses. I think that, he — first of all, I think he’s very — something, a lightbulb went off in his head, I guess, and he said, you know what, I’m going the wrong way, and I want to change things. I want to reverse things. And I think he’s remorseful. And a lot of people said, oh, the reason why he’s coming in is because he just wants to get his sentence reduced. I think that’s not likely.”

Cummings added that Cohen agreed with him when he promised there would be severe consequences if Cohen lied to the committee.

He concluded, “I believe him.”

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