President Trump’s troubles could come back to haunt him, as Michael Cohen is set to testify before Congress about his work under Trump. Fox News reports:
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s onetime personal attorney, is set to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7, almost exactly one month before he must report to prison to begin serving time for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress about Trump’s past business dealings in Russia.
In a statement, Cohen said he accepted the invitation to appear from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the committee’s chairman, “[i]n furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers.”
Cohen added: “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.”
Cummings said the committee was “in the process of consulting with Special Counsel [Robert] Mueller’s office” to ensure that Cohen’s scheduled testimony would not interfere with the ongoing investigation into interactions between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.