Michael Cohen accused his former boss of being a “conman” and a “cheat” during his congressional testimony on Wednesday (Feb. 27)—and brought evidence to prove his claims.
Donald Trump’s’ former personal lawyer submitted a variety of documents to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Cohen said he dug them up from boxes in storage so that lawmakers take them as the truth, instead of his word. Here are the most prominent exhibits he attached to his testimony:
Trump’s financial statements
Cohen included Trump’s personal financial statements from 2011 to 2013, which suggest the president dramatically inflated his net worth.
Cohen also provided documentation for the $130,000 payment he made to Stephanie Clifford, a porn actress also known as Stormy Daniels. He said he tapped a home equity line to pay her himself, to avoid the payment being connected to Trump.
Trump later reimbursed Cohen via personal checks, copies of which Cohen submitted to Congress.
Cohen also included a copy of a letter he sent Fordham University, which Trump attended as an undergraduate before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. In it, he threatened suing administrators if they released his academic records. “The irony wasn’t lost on me at the time that Mr. Trump in 2011 had strongly criticized president Obama for not releasing his grades,” Cohen said as part of his written testimony.