Michael Cohen

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— Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer who implicated him in a scheme to pay hush money to two women claiming to have had affairs with him, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month and give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump.

Mr. Cohen’s decision to appear before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7 sets the stage for a blockbuster public hearing that threatens to further damage the president’s image and could clarify the depth of his legal woes. Mr. Cohen, a consigliere to Mr. Trump when he was a real estate developer and presidential candidate as well as informally as president, was privy to the machinations of Mr. Trump’s inner circle and key moments under scrutiny by both the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and federal prosecutors in New York.

He could soon share them on national television under oath.

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on February 7,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement. “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.”

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress

It's going to be epic!!! So now it's Cohen and Manafort. Maybe even Flynn down the road??

Also, welcome to the board Cookie :)


I heard Natasha Bertrand on MSNBC say earlier, in a totally deadpan, authoritative manner, that Cohen's moment of truth came when he saw Trump side with Putin in Helsinki over the U.S. intelligence community.

I love a good story as much as anyone, but let's be real here. That's utter bullshit! As we all know, Cohen's moment of truth came when the FBI raided his office and hotel room, under a series of search warrants issued by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York In an interesting twist of fate, then-Attorney General Sessions had appointed the US attorney for the Southern District, Geoffrey S. Berman, only three months earlier; Berman is a former law partner of none other than Rudy Giuliani.

The raid on Cohen's office and residence also marked a significant turn in President Small-Thumbs' war on his own Justice Department. (Great related video at the link; notice who is sitting on his left.)

Trump on Raid: ‘It’s a Total Witch Hunt’
 
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