Michael Cohen to testify before House Oversight Committee

Michael Cohen to testify before House Oversight Committee

He consulted with the special counsel before agreeing to appear at the hearing, two sources told CNN. Cohen's is merely an early testimony in a long parade of similar ones we'll see all year.

Cohen, who had been the real estate billionaire's right-hand-man and fixer at the Trump Organisation in NY, said at his 12 December sentencing that he spent years covering up for his boss's "dirty deeds".

It will also examine the payments Cohen made in 2016 just ahead of the election for the silence of two women who had claimed to have had affairs with Mr Trump. The president said he did nothing wrong in the campaign finance charge, and he accused his former lawyer of lying to prosecutors to try to get a reduced sentence.

Schiff expressed hope that Cohen will also testify before the Intelligence Committee in the foreseeable future.

The testimony will take place on February 7 before the House Oversight Committee, the panel's new Democratic chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced. "Those discussions (with the special counsel) may very well go on until the day before. because Mueller is ongoing".

Cohen had been a key figure in Trump's inner orbit for years - and played the role of attack dog in the press during the 2016 campaign - but has severed his relationship with his former boss and is cooperating in several investigations involving Trump.

Cohen pleaded guilty on November 29, 2018 in the special counsel's probe to lying to Congress about the extent of his attempts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

It's not yet clear what specific topics might be off limits. Those payments were at the center of Cohen's plea to federal campaign finance charges past year.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018, in New York City.

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Cummings said the committee has no intention of interfering in ongoing criminal probes.

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

"The request still stands", Burr added, regardless of any public testimony Mr. Cohen may give on other issues".

"It's my understanding that he doesn't intend to address the Russian Federation investigation in his open testimony". Mueller's team in court filings wrote that Cohen provided "useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation".

She continued: "And the reason is because we don't know what we will finally have as public from the Mueller report when it's finally written".

The oversight hearing may not be Cohen's only appearance.

Says Joe, a New Jersey resident: "I think he (Trump) is going to resign".

In a December interview, Cummings, D-Md., said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he wanted Cohen to appear before Congress as soon as this month and signaled that he viewed it as a matter of extreme outcome. Jordan also asked Cummings to seek a host of records from the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Cohen, including notes of their interviews with Cohen, investigative reports and cooperation agreements.

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