Michael Cohen To Testify Publicly In Front Of House Oversight Next Month

Michael Cohen To Testify Publicly In Front Of House Oversight Next Month

Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen will testify publicly in US Congress on 7 February about Trump dirt that has already hit the ceiling as White House lawyers up for what's turning out to be a awful year for the US president.

On December 12, Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to eight federal crimes, including two large payoffs to silence women who claimed to have affairs with Trump.

Cohen also admitted to lying to Congress concerning a Trump Moscow project in which he had contact with Russian officials through June 2016.

Cohen said in a statement that he looks forward to having the privilege of giving an opportunity to provide a "full and credible account" of events.

Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, according to a statement from Cohen.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said that his committee would also want to interview Cohen in a closed session to discuss the Russian Federation investigation.

"This makes clear that Chairman Cummings and the Democrats will do whatever it takes to attack this President", Jordan said in a statement.

The committee, then under the leadership of South Carolina Rep.

Mueller's team in court filings wrote that Cohen provided "useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller for many months has been investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 us presidential election, possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign and potential obstruction of justice.

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"The first move by House Democrats that is certain to draw the ire of President Trump".

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan launched an investigation into Cohen previous year, and raided his offices after a tip from Mueller's office, which has been investigating the Trump campaign, focusing on potential collusion with Russian nationals during the 2016 presidential election.

"I'm not anxious about it at all", Mr Trump said of Cohen's looming testimony.

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

A federal judge in Manhattan sentenced him to three years in federal prison.

It was not immediately clear whether prosecutors in NY or for Mueller would ask Cohen to keep from discussing topics still under investigation.

Jackie Speier (D-CA) said she believed "money laundering" occurred with Donald Trump's organization and that is "probably what's going to bring him down".

Democratic lawmakers have wanted to call Cohen back to Capitol Hill since the special counsel determined Cohen lied during his previous testimony - lies that formed at least part of the foundation of a controversial investigative report that House Intelligence Committee Republicans released a year ago, concluding there was no evidence of links between Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

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

"I'm not anxious about it at all", he said.

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