U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the JW Marriott hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had lied “a lot” in testimony to a congressional hearing in Washington, but Cohen had told the truth when he said there was had been no collusion with Russia.
Cohen testified on Wednesday, calling Trump a “conman” who knew in advance about the release of stolen emails aimed at hurting his Democratic rival in the 2016 election campaign.
Trump called the testimony “shameful”.
“He lied a lot,” Trump told a news conference in Vietnam after a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“He didn’t lie about one thing, he said ‘no collusion’.”
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Robert Birsel