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Michael Cohen To Testify Before House Oversight Committee On February 27

Michael Cohen To Testify Before House Oversight Committee On February 27

"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.

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