Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, will testify publicly in front of the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7, according to CNN. “I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” said Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). “I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office.” Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison late last year for lying to Congress, orchestrating hush payments to two women, and other crimes. He’s been cooperating with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Cohen told CNN that he agreed to testify before Congress “in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers.” “I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired,” he said. On Thursday afternoon, Lanny Davis, who on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show last month said he had left Cohen’s legal team, told The Daily Beast that for the purpose of Cohen’s upcoming public testimony, Davis will “serve again as his legal advisor.”
— Asawin Suebsaeng