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Cohen in Congress

Chris Christie points out that Republicans aren't refuting the substance of Cohen's allegations

President Trump has reason to be concerned about Michael Cohen's congressional testimony, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says.

Christie on Wednesday observed that during the first few hours of Cohen's testimony, "There hasn't been one Republican yet who's tried to defend the president on the substance. I think that's something that should be concerning to the White House."

Indeed, Republicans in the first stretch of the Cohen testimony mainly went after the former Trump attorney's credibility, but they didn't exactly refute any of the allegations he has made, including that Trump personally reimbursed him for an illegal hush-money payment while in office. Christie suggested that the fact that Republicans aren't defending Trump could either be "a failure of those Republicans on the Hill, or a failure of the White House to have a unified strategy."

Either way, Christie said people are going to get "tired" of hearing attacks on Cohen's credibility all day because even though Cohen isn't a credible witness, "he does have corroboration on certain things." Watch Christie's take below. Brendan Morrow