WikiLeaks rears its head in Cohen testimony against Trump
So as we're taping right now, the former fixer and lawyer to president Donald Trump is testifying to congress and Wikileaks is rearing its head.
Last night Michael Cohen's prepared statement claimed that Trump was aware that an associate Rodger Stone Was in contact with WikiLeaks about the release of a trove of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
So Maggie, the Trump presidency has faced a lot of questions about what the president knew, when during his campaign.
If this claim is true How big of a deal is that?
The idea that he knew that an associate was in contact with WikiLeaks.
It's a really big deal.
I'm not a lawyer, I mean this is This is illegal activity right so the whole wikileaks stuff I mean that's trafficking, stolen information from people's email so you know anybody who knew about it and was a party to distributing that information you know that's criminal activity.
So right there, a crime has been committed.
Yeah, so it's a big deal.
There are questions too, about Michael Cohen, he's testifying before Congress, before going to prison because he lied to Congress.
So how skeptical do we need to be about what he is telling Congress now?
Well, I mean and that's clearly what the White House has been saying.
Like, this guy has already been out there.
He's a known liar, you know.
So, how much of it can you really believe.
You know, it's hard to say.
I don't know, I.
I, I kind of [CROSSTALK].
And to be fair, and you know WikiLeaks has also come out and said that, what Michael Cohen's statement is untrue.
WikiLeaks itself has denied it.
So, there's a lot of questions still even as we get more information.