President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify Wednesday that Trump dodged military service in Vietnam with false claims about a medical condition.
In his opening statement before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cohen will say that Trump told him there “was no surgery” for bone spurs and instructed him not to answer reporters’ specific questions about his draft deferment.
“Mr. Trump claimed it was because of a bone spur, but when I asked for medical records, he gave me none and said there was no surgery,” Cohen will say in his testimony, according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Hill.
“He told me not to answer the specific questions by reporters but rather offer simply the fact that he received a medical deferment,” Cohen adds. “He finished the conversation with the following comment. ‘You think I’m stupid, I wasn’t going to Vietnam.’”
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