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Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February — a month before beginning to serve a three-year prison sentence for a range of crimes which include ones related to Trump.
Cohen’s planned Feb. 7 appearance in an open session of the committee is voluntary.
The article goes on to state the following:
He said it will give him the opportunity “to give a full and credible account of the events that have transpired.”
The hearing will come two-and-a-half months months after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 about details of an aborted Trump real-estate project in Moscow, Russia.
Shortly after the Oversight Committee’s chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., announced Cohen would testify, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that “it will be necessary, however, for Mr. Cohen to answer questions pertaining to the Russia investigation, and we hope to schedule a closed session before our committee in the near future.”
February Fireworks: longtime lawyer and fixer for @realDonaldTrump will testify publicly before Congress next month. Here is Michael Cohen’s statement about agreeing to appear on Hill. pic.twitter.com/rVHELWKzkq
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) January 10, 2019
Elijah Cummings: “I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Cmte voluntarily … We have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations … We are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 10, 2019
Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison. https://t.co/wq3B7r71T3
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 10, 2019
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