In Prepared Statements in House Oversight and Reform The committee's website, Cohen said Roger Stone, Trump's accused Advisor, told the President of his communication with Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks.
Cohen testifies publicly on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The statement will be streamed.
"Many people have asked me if Mr. Trump knew about the hacked e-mails from the Democratic National Committee ahead of time, so the answer is yes," Cohen said in his introductory remarks.
In the prepared statement, Cohen recalled a time when Stone Trump recounted that he had spoken to Assange a few days ago "there was a massive drop in e-mails that would damage Hillary Clinton's campaign."  Cohen added that Trump replied, "Would not that be great."
WikiLeaks rebelled against allegations on Twitter and wrote that it "always denied talking to Roger Stone". 19659006] Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, and the chairman of the Board of Supervision and Reform said that the hearing did not initially answer questions on this topic. However, he said that the committee would not restrict any questions about WikiLeaks after the prepared comments.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chaired the DNC during the hack, asked Cohen about details of Russia's involvement in Trump's campaign.
"He said early on that there would be a dump of email, but at no point did I hear the specificity of what those emails would be," Cohen told the president with reference to the president.
Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, questioned Cohen about his credibility and pointed to a Twitter account " Women For Cohen ", which the former lawyer paid for his appeal.
In response to the wrong person on Twitter, Cohen laughed and smiled. He told Jordan, "We had fun," and said the Twitter account was a joke.
Cohen told lawmakers that he feared for the safety of his family because Trump had a big impact on Twitter. Given Trump's huge following – he has more than 58 million followers on the social network – Cohen said he was worried that Trump had led social media people to persecute his loved ones.
"If he goes on Twitter and brings my in-laws, my parents, my wife, what does he think will happen?" Cohen said. "He sends the same message that he can do what he wants."
On Wednesday morning Trump tweeted that Cohen called a liar, and he's not the only politician to attack Cohen in the social network.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, tweeted on Tuesday in Cohen and threatened to blackmail him for infidelity. Gaetz has now deleted the tweet and apologized.
The flood of Clinton campaigns e-mails played an important role in the election, both as headline news and as the basis for Internet conspiracy theories. The US government has since stated that these emails were sent by Russian hackers to Wikileaks, who wanted to influence the election in favor of Trump.
The statement confirms that someone from inside the president's circle has testified for the first time that Trump had knowledge of the emails before they were aware they were released. Earlier, Stone – who had been charged with alleged lying before Congress – denied these connections.
The White House said in a statement to CNN, Newsweek, and other publications that Cohen is being jailed for lying. "Unfortunately, he will be in Congress this week and we can expect more," said press secretary Sarah Sanders. "It's ridiculous that everyone would take a condemned liar like Cohen at his word, and pathetic when he saw that he still had an opportunity to spread his lies."
White House officials Cohen and Stone did not immediately respond to inquiries
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Originally posted Feb. 26 at 22:36 PT.
Updated Feb. 27 at 06:54 PT: To include the answer from WikiLeaks. At 8:18 am :: 1919909022] Details of Cohen's hearings at WikiLeaks. At 8:33 am :: 1919909022] With Cohen's comments on the wrong Twitter persona "Women for Cohen". At 9:16 : Cohen comments on Trump's Twitter account.