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Cohen has agreed to go before the House Oversight Committee on February 7.

Cohen acknowledged the testimony in a separate statement: "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". Now it is Cohen who is going away, due to be incarcerated in FCI-Otisville, a medium-security federal prison in NY.

In a press release, Cummings said, "I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily".

Prosecutors also reached a non-prosecution agreement with American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, in which the tabloid admitted to making a $150,000 payment to McDougal "in concert" with the Trump campaign. The investigation has clouded Trump's presidency.

Cummings has signaled that his committee is more interested in investigating the president's involvement in the campaign violations to which Cohen pleaded guilty a year ago.

Donald Trump's current lawyer attacks the president's one-time lawyer on Thursday.

Regardless of what Cohen says, though, his testimony will surely result in a presidential temper tantrum from his one-time mentor, who has called Cohen a "weak person", and recommended that people not hire him as their lawyer.

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Cohen's 2017 congressional testimony before the Senate intelligence and House intelligence committees led to a guilty plea in November 2018 for lying under oath about Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation.

When asked about the issue of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Giuliani told Fox News that "Cohen doesn't know a damn thing about collusion" and added there was "no evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors" in anything that Mueller has made public so far. Specifically, he misled Congress on the work being done on a Trump Tower project in Moscow - work that continued well into 2016, even though Cohen, Trump and others had previously claimed the project was abandoned much earlier.

The president has denied the affairs but has deployed shifting explanations about when he learned about the payments to the women.

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. "I want to be clear on that".

Soon after his appearance in front of House Oversight was announced, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement welcoming the testimony but also stressing the need for Cohen "to answer questions pertaining to the Russian Federation investigation".

The hearing marks the latest step in Cohen's transformation from a trusted legal adviser to the president to a public antagonist who has cooperated extensively against him.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Cohen "Cohen has had in his possession for months a request to return to the Senate Intelligence Committee for additional closed-door testimony, made all the more necessary by Mr. Cohen's indictment and guilty plea for making false statements to Committee investigators".


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