Adam Schiff Says House Already in Touch With Michael Cohen’s Team to Have Him Testify


Congressman Adam Schiff, the incoming chair of the House Intel Committee, confirmed late this afternoon that they’re already in touch with Michael Cohen‘s team about getting him to come and testify.

After Cohen’s sentencing today, Schiff tweeted, “Michael Cohen made the right decision to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s office. His sentencing today demonstrates that nobody is above the law. Not the personal lawyer to the President of the United States. Or the President himself.”

He spoke with Wolf Blitzer about it on The Situation Room today, which ended with Blitzer asking, “Are you gonna call Cohen to testify before your committee before he starts that prison sentence?”

“We are already in touch with his counsel,” Schiff said. “We’re very eager to have him come and testify. I was very pleased to see today that one of his lawyers issued a statement saying that he is more than willing to come and cooperate and share what he knows with us, and we certainly intend to take him up on that.”

Blitzer asked if Cohen will appear publicly. Schiff said they will need to make a decision on that.

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