You and I meet one day while we're in the courthouse.
Mr Trump is a con man. He asked me to pay off an adult film star, with whom he had an affair, and to lie about it to his wife, which I did. And lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets, because she is a kind, good person. And I respect her greatly, and she did not deserve that.
As exhibit 5A to my testimony shows, I am providing a copy of a $35,000 cheque that President Trump personally signed from his personal bank account on August 1st of 2017, when he was president of the United States, pursuant to the cover-up, which was the basis of my guilty plea, to reimburse me, the word used by Mr Trump's TV lawyer, for the illegal hush money I paid on his behalf. This $35,000 cheque was one of 11 cheque instalments that was paid throughout the year while he was president. Other cheques to reimburse me for the hush money payments were signed by Donald Trump Jr and Alan Weiselberg. And see, for that example, 5b.
The president of the United States thus wrote a personal cheque for the payment of hush money as part of a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws. And you can find the details of that scheme directed by Mr Trump in the pleadings in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. I thank you for your help and for your understanding.