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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There's little consensus on TikTok's specific national security threat

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TikTok has become a Rorschach test for how U.S. politicians view China, with little consensus on the specifics of its threat to homeland security.

The big picture: Much of what D.C. fears about TikTok is fear itself, and that's reflected in President Trump's executive order to ban the app by Sept. 20 if it's not sold by parent company ByteDance — alongside another focused on Chinese messaging app WeChat and its parent company Tencent.

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

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The Treasury Department on Friday placed sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, following months of tension as she has allowed continued overreach by Beijing to subvert Hong Kong's autonomy.

Why it matters: It's the toughest sanction yet imposed on China for its destruction of Hong Kong’s relatively free political system.

GM's high-stakes electric move

The Cadillac Lyriq. Image courtesy of Cadillac

Cadillac on Thursday unveiled the Lyriq, the luxury brand's first all-electric model and GM's first consumer electric vehicle unveil since the Chevy Bolt several years ago.

Why it matters: It's the first reveal by GM of an electric vehicle that will use the company's new modular platform and Ultium battery system — technologies meant to underpin the 20 electric vehicles that GM plans to launch by 2023.