President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen is set to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee, Democrats announced on Thursday.
Cohen, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison after being charged with orchestrating illegal hush money payments to women alleging affairs with Trump during the 2016 election. He was also charged with lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump tower in Moscow in 2016.
Cohen said he will “give a full and credible account of the events that have transpired.”
“I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, the House Oversight chairman.
The public hearing is scheduled for February 7, 2019. Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, also said he would be seeking a closed door hearing with Cohen.
UPDATE: Cohen issued a statement addressing his hearing:
My statement regarding testifying publicly before Congress: pic.twitter.com/apNhAdfVds
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 10, 2019
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