President Donald Trump’s former longtime attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen agreed to publicly testify before Congress in February, before he is scheduled to begin his three-year prison stint.
“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on February 7th before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” Cohen said in a statement Thursday.
Cohen, who voluntarily gave hours of testimony to special counsel Bob Mueller, vowed to do the same before the House panel.
“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.
Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in the Mueller probe and previously pleaded guilty to numerous counts of fraud and campaign finance violations in a federal investigation in New York.
Cohen vows to tell all:
Cohen previously vowed to share everything he knows about his years working with Trump, which stretch years before the presidential campaign.
“There are things that he was involved in that he doesn't think are so great. That he’s not proud of. ...That he’s willing to talk about,” Cohen’s former attorney Lanny Davis told Vice News last year. “But I think most important is, the eligibility of a man who seems unfit for the presidency.”
Trump lawyer snipes at Cohen:
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that he “can’t imagine why” Congress would want to hear from Cohen, who he called a “thoroughly discredited liar.”
“Cohen doesn’t know a damn thing about collusion,” he added.