Cohen though specifically made clear that he was not ordered to lie to Congress, but rather he told lawmakers that understood what he was supposed to say, in order to 'toe the party line.'
"Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That’s not how he operates," Cohen said, describing how the President would routinely say out loud to Cohen that he had no business in Russia, even though Cohen was briefing him on his business efforts in Russia.
Cohen is also expected to be questioned Thursday about what the President knew about Wikileaks, and that group's efforts to release hacked emails damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democrats.
During Cohen's testimony, Wikileaks mocked assertions by Cohen that the President had been tipped off to email dumps by Roger Stone.
"WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has never had a telephone call with Roger Stone," the group wrote on Twitter.
One of the more interesting item's from Cohen's testimony was his refusal to answer a series of different questions from lawmakers about issues involving the President, raising the distinct issue that Mr. Trump is still under investigation by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
"I'd rather not say," Cohen said at one point when asked if an investigation of the President, his son Donald Trump Jr., and a top official of the Trump Organization was ongoing.