What does Cohen’s testimony mean for the President?

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The President’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, spend all day testifying under oath before a House committee. Dr. Mark Caleb Smith of Cedarville University joined 2 NEWS Wednesday to discuss the impact of the testimony.

Cohen has provided evidence that President Trump “knowingly” allowed for payments to be made to Stormy Daniels. Additionally, he claims that the President has habits of inflating or deflating his wealth in order to take advantage of certain tax loopholes.

“He had some interesting testimony talking about Mr. Trump’s habit of either inflating or deflating his assets in order to avoid tax penalties or to increase the appearances of his own wealth. That could get into some interesting legal arguments. It’ll also give this committee more of an impetus to actually subpoena more documents,” says Dr. Mark Caleb Smith.

Although it is hard to say whether Cohen is truly a credible source, the physical documents he has in his possession could mean trouble for the President.

“We knew he [Cohen] was going to make some fairly strong statements. He did make those statements, not all of them are corroborated, however, he did provide some evidence to support some of his claims,” he said.

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