"Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that 'at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation.' Mr. Whitaker stands by his testimony", Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement.
Cohen, who will begin a 3-year prison sentence in early May, was originally scheduled to testify before Cumming's committee on February 7, but backed out citing threats to his family. They noted prosecutors did not object.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced the date for Cohen's testimony on Wednesday.
Cohen's transactions came to light when Michael Avenatti, the lawyer of an adult film star suing Trump, posted the bank report on Twitter ― an action that experts said could be illegal in its own right.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate intelligence committee will interview President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer behind closed doors on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
CNN previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating the leak a year ago of the confidential reports related to Cohen's banking activity. Cohen has agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe.
Davis confirmed in a tweet that Cohen would appear before the Oversight Committee and said Cohen "will speak about his decade long experiences working for Mr. Trump".
Cohen acknowledged lying about his role in a Trump business proposal in Moscow and paying two women who alleged affairs with Trump.
The scheduled public hearing sets the stage for what is expected to be one of the most high profile congressional testimonies in history, although Cohen will not talk about matters related Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe or an ongoing investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis said last week. He told lawmakers he had abandoned the project in January 2016, but he actually continued pursuing it for months after that.
"Cummings first major hearing will feature Michael Cohen as phase one of the Democrats' coordinated campaign to remove the president from office", Jordan said in a press release.
Busch said Hamlin declined to work together on the next-to-last restart Sunday. "I thought that was the best move for us. William Byron is the Busch Pole victor ; it's the first time that he has ever started a race from pole position.
Cardi B's Grammy night was a grand one! The singer even defended Cardi B . after a fan called the "Money" rapper "trash". When a fan pointed out that the Academy invited his parents but didn't give him an award, Grande responded in agreement.
Disney has released the teaser trailer for Frozen 2 ... and it looks like our favourite heroines are in a spot of trouble again. Two new characters were fleetingly revealed in the trailer , prompting a lot of speculation about their identities.
Powering the smartphone is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, paired 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device gets a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 12-megapixel f/1.8 sensor and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 sensor.
Apple confirmed it's going to pay Grant's family in addition to making a gift of an undisclosed amount toward his education. On supported devices, simply open Settings - General - Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions.
A report by the Financial Times cites "two people familiar with the conclusion" of analysis into the perceived threat of Huawei . What are the security concerns over Huawei? Huawei has always denied it is in collusion with its government.
The chairman of the upper house of parliament said that "Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 is a roadmap of peace, growth and prosperity". On Sunday, Pakistan Air Force jets escorted crown prince Mohammed's flight when he entered the country's airspace.
Per PEOPLE , this is the first time a Korean album has been given the nod in any category by the Recording Academy. Being part of a big night for women was huge to her, Carlile said backstage after the show.
Jeremy Corbyn also announced he would be going to Brussels to meet the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier , on Thursday. Despite that, few in Brussels expect a quick breakthrough: "It's too early", another European Union diplomat said.
The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit but the evacuation was hampered by narrow corridors, panelled in wood. Satyendar Jain, Delhi's urban development minister said that the hotel will be investigated for building code violations.
Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely, while heavy rain could see flooding in some parts. Storm Erik is set to bring strong gusts and heavy rain to the United Kingdom , as the weekend gets off to a wet and windy start.
He's defending and scoring at a high level, and even defended more than most in the All-Star Game where zero defense is played. The three-time All-Star was admittedly nervous in his first two All-Star Games, but seized a leadership role this time around.
Casey resumed with a three-foot par putt at the 16th hole on Monday, while Mickelson had already completed the hole. Mickelson never came close to making bogey and won for the 44th time on the PGA Tour.
Brown was charged in November for driving his black sports auto over 100 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. What the Steelers end up doing with Brown could end up having some major ramifications on the receiver market.
He said it will not only target the host countries but field new weapons that will target USA decision-making centers. He said 16 more warships of this class will enter service with the Russian Navy by 2027.
Since then Thomas and Meghan's half-sister Samantha have continued to speak critically of her to United Kingdom tabloids. How much longer must I say it?? "You watched me silently suffer at the hand of her vicious lies, I crumbled inside".
He said he has seen signs of goodwill from both sides. "This is about hard work and doing whatever you can do to win the fight". Fury's deal with ESPN means all his fights will air on the network while Wilder is signed to fight on rival network Showtime.
Prince Harry and Prince William have chosen to separate their royal household in the coming weeks, the Sunday Times is reporting. Royal return: The visit marks the first time Meghan has been in the Big Apple since she said "I do" to Prince Harry in May 2018.
NASA last heard from Opportunity on June 10, 2018, after a dust storm encircled the planet, blocking the rover's solar panels. With its mission is declared over, NASA will no longer issuing commands to Opportunity, leaving it on Mars for good.
So while Flacco is unlikely to bring a Super Bowl victory to Denver, the Broncos' move to bag him works as a domino effect. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Denver will send a mid-round draft pick to the Ravens in return for Flacco.
Kavanaugh said the Supreme Court should wait and see how the law plays out in the real world before granting such an injunction. District Judge John deGravelles held a hearing and found that the state law is a remedy for "a problem that does not exist".
They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela - they say, as they said then - in the name of democracy and freedom. He insisted that Venezuela is not facing a crisis, though during the news conference, the power went out twice.
The Raptors reportedly offered Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry for Gasol and Mike Conley , but that deal was rejected by the Grizzlies. It's not a surprise that Toronto made a move because Philly added Tobias Harris and Milwaukee added Nikola Mirotic .