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Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison


Added 01-10-19 04:02:02pm EST - “Michael Cohen's testimony will come before he starts starting a three-year prison term for crimes that include hush-money payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. Cohen has cooperated with special counsel…” - Cnbc.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Cnbc.com: “Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February — a month before beginning to serve a three-year prison sentence for a range of crimes which include ones related to Trump.

He said it will give him the opportunity "to give a full and credible account of the events that have transpired."

The hearing will come two-and-a-half months months after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 about details of an aborted Trump real-estate project in Moscow, Russia.

Shortly after the Oversight Committee's chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., announced Cohen would testify, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that "it will be necessary, however, for Mr. Cohen to answer questions pertaining to the Russia investigation, and we hope to schedule a closed session before our committee in the near future."

Last week, the House of Representatives and its committees came under the control of the new Democratic majority, which has vowed to use its power to investigate a range of controversies involving the Republican Trump and his administration.

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