Trump faces fallout from Cohen testimony

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President Trump has returned empty-handed from another nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but here at home, his hands are tied with legal and political problems. 

 Mr. Trump landed in Washington, just hours after his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen finished three days of appearances before congressional committees.

 Later that night, the president made his own appearance on Fox News. 

 “When you have an attorney you’re supposed to be able to rely on your attorney. He just wasn’t much of an attorney. That I will tell you,” Mr. Trump said Thursday. “I thought it was a terrible display of dishonesty actually.”

 In dramatic testimony this week, Cohen painted his former boss as a racist, con-man who directed him to lie about affairs, and about his business dealings in Russia.

 On Capitol Hill, most Republicans are calling Cohen a liar and questioning his credibility. Democrats; however, disagree. 

 “We are moving into territory that is very perilous for the president, and cannot be ignored by congress,” said Representative Gerry Connolly of Virginia. 

 Congress sees Cohen’s testimony as a roadmap for future witnesses, as federal prosecutors in New York continue to investigate the president and his companions. 

 Cohen is now scheduled for another hearing next Wednesday.

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to release his report on the Russia investigation any day now. 

 Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2IJIj7y

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