Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before House

Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said on Thursday he has agreed to testify publicly before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on February 7.

Cohen cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation after his August guilty plea.

That doesn't mean Cohen's testimony won't have dramatic reveals.

Cohen's public testimony could spell trouble for Trump, given Cohen's extensive knowledge of and participation in illegal hush money payments, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation, and the Trump Organization's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The campaign finance violations, which implicated the president in felony crimes, were for the hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and Karen McDougal over alleged extra-marital affairs Trump had years prior.

Mr Cohen once professed to be so loyal to Mr Trump that he would take a bullet for his boss. Cohen may also talk about how he thinks his incarceration for tax evasion is unfair, the source said. However, he will not force Cohen to "do anything to interfere with the [ongoing] Mueller investigation".

Michael Cohen wil testify to Congress on February 7.

On Thursday, Cummings said he was consulting Mueller's office to ensure that he did not hinder its efforts. The investigation has clouded Trump's presidency.

Trump lashed out at Cohen after his sentencing last month, tweeting that his former close confidant only agreed to plead guilty "in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did".

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last month after pleading guilty in September to a series of charges, including campaign finance violations. Trump has denied he directed Cohen to make the payments.

Cohen's 2017 congressional testimony before the Senate intelligence and House intelligence committees led to a guilty plea in November 2018 for lying under oath about Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation.

It's not yet clear what specific topics might be off limits.

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"I'm not anxious about it at all", he said. "The American people deserve that", Cummings said.

"He'll have a chance to tell his side of the story, and we'll have a chance to question him. They want to hear from him".

In a statement, Chairman Elijah Cummings, who invited Cohen to testify, said his committee will avoid "inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations".

The House Intelligence Committee has been seeking a closed-door session with Cohen to discuss Russia-related matters.

The committee's chairman, Rep.

"It seems to me if he comes in there, we should be able to ask him about whatever we want to ask him about", Jordan said Friday.

"This is a watershed moment", Cummings said, invoking Dean, who he said "changed the course of America" with his testimony. Cummings has asked for that information to be returned by January 22. They focused instead on what they asserted was anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump told reporters in Texas on Thursday that he's "not anxious about it at all".

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the House Freedom Caucus chairman and a close GOP ally of Trump on the oversight panel, hinted at the acrimony Cohen should expect from the Republican questioners.

Trump has lashed out at Cohen over his cooperation with prosecutors, recently saying Cohen "lied" and deserved to "serve a full and complete sentence".

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