Jan 28, 2019

Michael Cohen to give closed testimony to House Intel

Michael Cohen walks out of a courthouse

Michael Cohen. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has voluntarily agreed to testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 8, committee chair Adam Schiff announced in a statement today.

Why it matters: Cohen said last week that he was postponing his testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee — originally scheduled for Feb. 7 — due to "threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani," as well as his cooperation in ongoing investigations. House Oversight chair Elijah Cummings and Schiff issued a statement following that saying, while they understood Cohen's concerns, "not appearing before Congress was never an option."

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