Jan 10, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress on Feb. 7

Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will testify voluntarily before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7.

Why it matters: Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last month after pleading guilty in the Mueller investigation, including on charges that he lied to Congress about the extent of his work on plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen is also expected to face questions about his campaign finance violations and whether President Trump directed him to pay off women with the express purpose of influencing the 2016 presidential election. Cohen said Thursday that he would like “to give a full and credible account of the events that have transpired.”

Go deeper