President Donald Trump stated that he was actually “impressed” with his former lawyer Michael Cohen, after in his testimony before the U.S. House panel he stated that there was no collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, Fox News informed.
However, he stated that although he did not know of “direct evidence” of improper collusion, he did have suspicions.
Trump stated that he thought the Cohen hearing should have been held a few days before the summit with the North Korean leader and that Cohen “lied a lot” but didn’t “lie about one thing.”
“I was actually impressed that he didn’t say, ‘Well, I think there was collusion’,” Trump said. “He said ‘no collusion’. I was impressed by that.”
Other than that, Trump said Cohen’s performance at the hearing was “pretty shameful.”
Cohen told the committee members he was aware of a Trump adviser’s talks with WikiLeaks about stolen Democratic National Committee emails in the 2016 presidential campaign.
“He is a racist. He is a conman. And he is a cheat,” Cohen testified, setting the tone for the hearing. After outlining numerous alleged misdeeds by Trump, Cohen voiced regret and repeated the refrain, “yet I continued to work for him.”