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Rep Cummings said he believes Cohen's testimony, it appears Trump did commit a crime as president

Cummings wants to study the transcripts
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Posted at 6:42 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 08:26:37-05

BALTIMORE — One day after a day-long nationally televised hearing, Michael Cohen will testify before the house intelligence committee behind closed doors.

On Thursday, members of congress could begin the process of trying to corroborate the accusations that Cohen made. Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings led Wednesday’s hearing in his role as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Cummings said he believes what Cohen said during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee.

He wants to go over the transcripts before he decides how to proceed. Cohen delivered blow after blow against President Trump claiming the president knew about more than he is admitting to, like paying off porn star Stormy Daniel and breaking campaign finance laws.

The president has denied all Cohen’s accusations and republicans who were at the hearing painted Cohen as a liar, a fraud and felon.

Cummings said he thinks Cohen is trying to right the wrongs he committed.

“I told him if you come in here and you lie, and these were my exact words 'I will nail you to the cross,' and I meant that, because we can't keep going on and lying and lying. We will never get to any sense of normalcy, but to answer your question, yeah i believe him," said Cummings.

The Maryland lawmaker told reporters it appears Trump did commit a crime as president, but he wouldn't say if he thinks they are impeachable offenses.

Experts said democrats will likely wait for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, before they decide if they want to launch any sort of impeachment proceedings.