The House Oversight Committee just revealed that it has scheduled Michael Cohen to testify
Michael Cohen is scheduled to appear and testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7 2019, a new document released Thursday revealed.
According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump's former lawyer will be testifying in a public hearing.
“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,” Cohen said in a statement obtained by the Times. “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.”
The hearing is one of the most significant investigatory steps taken yet by the newly empowered House Democrats. Cohen has pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws ahead of the 2016 presidential election by coordinating concealed hush money payments to women who say they have had affairs with Trump. Cohen alleged in court that Trump directed him to carry out these payments, implicating the president in the crime.
Cohen has also said he cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller,, who praised his cooperation in a sentencing memo to the judge overseeing the case. Cohen has said Trump is not being honest about the Russia investigation.