Apparently, you completely missed that Mr. Cohen brought several items of corroborating evidence with him to the hearing. You should really pay more attention, so that such highly significant details don't escape your wavering attention.
I'm not in favor of impeachment. It will take too long and possibly strengthen the dotard's base. I prefer just sending him away at the ballot box, but I'm hoping for an outside chance that he gets Agnewed. That is, he "makes a deal" to resign for immunity for his sorry brood.
the thing democrats don't seem to get is that republicans hate them every bit as much as they hate republicans. so there is just 30 or so percent of the voting public who will support ANYONE (anyone!) who has an R next to their name.
Those 'retainer checks' were part of the reimbursement to Mr. Cohen for the hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, which were campaign finance violations, Kallie.
But I get it. Nowadays, Republicans regard campaign finance violations as not being a serious 'crime' at all, more on the order of something like jaywalking, when there isn't even any traffic around.