It's Official: Cohen Is Set to Testify Before Congress

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 5:40 PM
It's Official: Cohen Is Set to Testify Before Congress

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is scheduled to testify in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Feb. 7th, ABC News reported. 

“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,” Cohen told ABC News. He said he accepted the invitation “in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers.”

Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was thankful Cohen came forward on his own accord.

"I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily. 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," Cummings said in a statement. "The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.”

Last month, Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for a variety of crimes, including financial, lying to Congress, and for two violations of campaign finance law. He was charged with violating campaign finance law when he made illicit payments to two women who allegedly had previous affairs with President Trump.

During his sentencing, Cohen said his "blind loyalty to this man [Trump] that led me to choose a path of darkness over light. Recently, the President tweeted a statement calling me 'weak,' and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying," Cohen said at the time. "It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass."

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Cohen is due to report to prison in early March.