by Morgan Chalfant · January 10, 2019
President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to voluntarily testify before the powerful House Oversight Committee next month, the Democratic chairman of the panel announced Thursday.
“I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement.
“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. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.”
Cohen is scheduled to testify before the committee on Feb. 7.
“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 released through his attorney.
“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.”