Will The Cohen Hearings Have an Impact?
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FEATURING KATIE SULLIVAN – President Donald Trump’s former Attorney Michael Cohen spent a third consecutive day in hearings on Thursday, this time in a closed-door session with the House Intelligence Committee. Cohen’s Wednesday hearing at the House Oversight committee was public and widely televised. During his riveting 30-minute opening remarks Cohen accused the president of being a “racist,” “conman,” and “cheat.”
Many Democrats that questioned him afterward honed in on several of the points he raised about Trump’s business practices, the hush-money payments that Trump made while in office, his charitable organization, his taxes, and more. But Republicans focused entirely on whether Cohen was to be trusted since he had been convicted of lying to Congress.
How did right wing media cover the Cohen testimony, and what, if anything, will come out of these historic hearings?
Katie Sullivan is the deputy director for rapid response at Media Matters for America.