Ex-federal prosecutor says there's enough evidence to corroborate Cohen testimony on hush money payments

Former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday that there is evidence to corroborate a claim from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE's former attorney, Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump offers condolences on frequent foe Cummings: 'Very hard, if not impossible, to replace' Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 Schiff says committees will eventually make impeachment inquiry transcripts public MORE, that Trump was aware of the scheme to get Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about an alleged affairs with the president. 

"I have called three perjurers in an organized crime case, and the key to perjurers and people that lie is corroboration," Rossi told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. 

"Those checks, the ones signed by [Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name DOJ: McGahn, Trump Jr. did not testify before Mueller grand jury MORE] and Allen Weisselberg. Allen's the big one," he continued, referring to the Trump Organization's chief finance officer.

"Those checks and the one that President Trump signed in August of '17, they corroborate, in part, what Cohen said." 

"If you got documents to corroborate, emails. The September 7, 2016, tape of Cohen and the president, that's pretty good evidence to corroborate what Cohen's saying," Rossi added. 

Last month, Cohen presented the House Oversight and Reform Committee with two $35,000 checks that he said were reimbursements for the $130,000 in hush money payments he gave to Daniels prior to the 2016 election. 

One of the checks was signed by President Trump and the other was signed by Weisselberg and the president's eldest son. 

Trump has denied the alleged affair and has said that the hush money arrangement did not violate campaign finance laws.

— Julia Manchester