Trump's former lawyer to testify publicly before Congress

Trump's former lawyer to testify publicly before Congress

Trump's former lawyer to testify publicly before Congress

"I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with special counsel Mueller's office", said Cummings.

Cohen's hearing is set for February 7, according to the committee's public schedule. Most relevant are the details concerning the hush payments to two women who claim to have had sexual affairs with Trump and information on the Trump campaign's dealings with Russian Federation.

"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", Cohen said.

Cummings said that Oversight Committee, which is also slated to take on increases in prescription drug prices later this month, would announce more information about the hearing in the coming weeks.

Democratic lawmakers have wanted to call Cohen back to Capitol Hill since the special counsel determined Cohen lied during his previous testimony - lies that formed at least part of the foundation of a controversial investigative report that House Intelligecne Committee Republicans released past year, determining that there was no evidence of links between Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

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Giuliani reportedly referred to Cohen as "a thoroughly discredited liar" and said he "doesn't know a damn thing about collusion".

The women have claimed they had affairs with Trump after the real estate mogul married his third wife, Melania.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison December 12 by U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III.

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"COHEN asked Individual 1 about the possibility of Individual 1 traveling to Russian Federation in connection with the Moscow Project, and asked a senior campaign official about potential business travel to Russian Federation", the documents said.

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Known as Trump's "fixer", part of Cohen's job was to make the president's problems go away - by any means necessary.

After more than a decade as Trump's personal lawyer, Cohen has plenty of dirt on the president.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller for many months has been investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 us presidential election, possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign and potential obstruction of justice.

Cohen acknowledged in the Mueller investigation that he lied to Congress by saying negotiations over a Trump Tower in Moscow had ended in January 2016 when he actually pursued the project into that June, well into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Trump said the potential Moscow project was well documented, and he emphasized that the plan was abandoned.

At the time of Cohen's sentencing, federal authorities announced a deal not to prosecute American Media Inc. Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, also said he would be seeking a closed door hearing with Cohen.

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