Michael Cohen implicates Trump in bank fraud, tax fraud, and campaign finance felonies

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Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen described the president as a racist, a conman, and a cheat during Cohen’s hearing before the House Oversight Committee today. We get highlights and analysis. The political angle: Did Republicans succeed in tarnishing Cohen’s testimony as that of a convicted liar? The legal angle: who is now in legal jeopardy as a result of Cohen’s testimony?

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Guests:
Melanie Zanona - Politico, Fred Smoller - Professor of Political Science at Chapman University, Jessica Levinson - law professor at Loyola Law School - @LevinsonJessica, McKay Coppins - The Atlantic - @mckaycoppins

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill