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 TrumpComey: Barr is 'sliming his own department' GOP Mueller critic says Flynn contacted him during special counsel probe: report Acting DHS secretary threatened to quit after clashing with Miller: report MORE's former attorney, Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels reaches settlement with Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer  Trump associate gave US government Osama bin Laden's phone number, judge says The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again 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 TrumpUkraine's top prosecutor says no evidence of wrongdoing by Bidens New financial disclosure forms provide glimpses of Trump's wealth Trump's Doral resort revenue has dropped since presidential campaign: report 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