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Could Michael Cohen’s Testimony Reduce His Prison Time?

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On Wednesday, Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, condemned Donald Trump‘s dishonesty and conduct in the White House during testimony to Congress. In the morning’s biggest reveal, Cohen told the House Oversight and Reform Committee that the president ordered him to lie about involvement in hush-money payments to former adult-film star Stephanie Clifford (known as Stormy Daniels) while in office, the New York Times reports.

But even before Cohen took the floor, the president and some Republican lawmakers attempted to undermine his credibility by suggesting he was motivated by self-interest. “He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning. “He is lying in order to reduce his prison time.”

Reports on Tuesday say Cohen was indeed disbarred, since lawyers convicted of a felony are not allowed to practice under state law. In December, a federal judge in New York sentenced him to three years in prison for campaign financial violations, tax fraud, and other crimes—a sentence that, as some lawmakers have pointed out, begins in two months. He’s also admitted to lying to Congress about plans for a Trump Tower Moscow.

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