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thank you for inviting me here today , I had this this committee to ensure that my family be protected from presidential threats , and that the committee be sensitive to the questions pertaining to ongoing investigations , I thank you for your help and for your understanding , I am here under oath to correct the record to answer the committee's questions truthfully and to offer the American people what I know about president trump , I recognize that some of you may doubt and attacked me on my credibility , it is for this reason that I have incorporated into this opening statement , documents that are irrefutable , and demonstrate that the information you'll hear is accurate and truthful , never in a million years did I imagine , when I accepted a job in two thousand and seven , to work for Donald Trump , that he would one day run for the presidency , to launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance and actively wind , I regret the day I said yes to Mr trump , I regret all the help and support I gave him along the way , I am ashamed of my own failings and publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York , I am ashamed of my weakness and my misplaced loyalty , of the things I did for Mr trump in an effort to protect and promote him , I am machine that I chose to take part in concealing Mr trump's illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience , I am ashamed , because I know what Mr trump is , he is a racist , he is a con man