Weeks after being sentenced to three years in prison, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is headed to Capitol Hill. Cohen has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7.
"I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily," said Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in a statement quoted on CNN. "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."
In August, Cohen pled guilty to multiple charges involving illegal payments to women who had affairs with Donald Trump. Afterward, he cooperated with the Mueller investigation which prompted President Trump to attack him on Twitter.
It expected that House members will ask Cohen about many aspects of his work as a "fixer" for Mr. Trump as well as the prospective deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow. Negotiations with the Russians on the project took place during the 2016 election and Mr. Cohen was involved in the project.
"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 in a statement.
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