Michael Cohen to Give Direct Testimony to Congress

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Moments ago, America learned that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen will testify before Congress.

An Overview of Cohen’s Forthcoming Testimony

Cohen’s testimony will occur on February 7, 2019, roughly one month before he is set to begin carrying out his three-year jail sentence. Furthermore, Cohen’s testimony is voluntary; he has not received mandates or orders to appear before Congress.

Over the past few months, Cohen has made headlines for the legal issues which he has faced. The former attorney to the president will serve prison time for a series of white-collar crimes; these crimes include bank fraud, tax fraud, and campaign finance violations. In the midst of his legal woes, Cohen has implicated Trump on multiple occasions. However,  the latter denied Cohen’s accusations, stating that the attorney was only looking to cut himself a deal.

Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, also delivered a public statement about Cohen’s upcoming testimony: