Michael Cohen will testify to House Oversight Feb 7 about his work for Trump

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Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer who implicated him in a scheme to pay hush money to two women claiming to have had affairs with him, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month and give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump.

Mr. Cohen’s decision to appear before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7 sets the stage for a blockbuster public hearing that threatens to further damage the president’s image and could clarify the depth of his legal woes. Mr. Cohen, a consigliere to Mr. Trump when he was a real estate developer and presidential candidate as well as informally as president, was privy to the machinations of Mr. Trump’s inner circle and key moments under scrutiny by both the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and federal prosecutors in New York.

He could soon share them on national television under oath.

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Should be some must see viewing. This is a month before Cohen will report to prison.
 
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LTC8K6

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Seems like Cohen could have made a deal if he had anything really good on Trump?
 

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Even if he just restates and provides modest details to what he’s already said in court this will be damning.
 
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K1052

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Even if he just restates and provides modest details to what he’s already said in court this will be damning.
The color he could provide about what he saw and who he did what with/how they did it could prove to be quiiiiiite something.
 

ivwshane

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Or he could lie on national TV and cause complete havoc and uncertainty about our justice system, putting our already strained system of government into further chaos.
 

UNCjigga

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The tweetstorms leading up to and following the testimony will be epic.

Edit: Actually, I hope the Don (and his 17 new lawyers) understand that his best course of action is to keep his mouth shut and not interfere. I’m pretty sure Dems will be quick to jump on anything remotely construed as obstruction.
 

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Or he could lie on national TV and cause complete havoc and uncertainty about our justice system, putting our already strained system of government into further chaos.
Right. Because lord knows the clown in the oval office isnt the main cause of chaos for the last two years.
 
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Even if he just restates and provides modest details to what he’s already said in court this will be damning.
I think Cohen knows a lot more than what he has said publicly. Mueller knows what Cohen knows. We do not. The main question is whether they will be constrained in what questions they ask due to Mueller not wanting interference with an ongoing investigation. The committee chair said he is mindful of that issue, so I would expect this not to be a free-for-all.
 

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Or he could lie on national TV and cause complete havoc and uncertainty about our justice system, putting our already strained system of government into further chaos.
I sincerely doubt that as he would just be adding to his prison sentence.
 

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Even if he just restates and provides modest details to what he’s already said in court this will be damning.
What would a House testimony expose that Mueller doesn’t already know? Wouldn’t making this political theater potentially undermine Mueller, especially before he releases his report?
 
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It was her turn.

There was a legitimate FBI investigation into Clinton’s email server, and it cost her the election. That is irrelevant to questioning the wisdom of political theater prior to Mueller releasing his report.
Comey as head of the FBI: Hillary “was extremely careless with her email”

**Immediately before a major fucking election**
 
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What would a House testimony expose that Mueller doesn’t already know? Wouldn’t making this political theater potentially undermine Mueller, especially before he releases his report?
I hadn't thought of that. It is certainly cause for concern.
 
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What would a House testimony expose that Mueller doesn’t already know? Wouldn’t making this political theater potentially undermine Mueller, especially before he releases his report?
Pretty sure Cohen will be briefed on what he's allowed and what he's not allowed to say publicly, I don't see why Mueller would be undermined by this hearing.
 

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Pretty sure Cohen will be briefed on what he's allowed and what he's not allowed to say publicly, I don't see why Mueller would be undermined by this hearing.
The Frank Pentangeli scene from Godfather 2 came to mind when I heard this news, although some news outlets are now starting to report that this is coordinated with Mueller and that his report may even come out before the Cohen hearing.
 
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Pretty sure Cohen will be briefed on what he's allowed and what he's not allowed to say publicly, I don't see why Mueller would be undermined by this hearing.
You just have to unconsciously view this through the lens of "nothing the Democrats do can ever be without a downside."
 

UNCjigga

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Pretty sure Cohen will be briefed on what he's allowed and what he's not allowed to say publicly, I don't see why Mueller would be undermined by this hearing.
Also, don’t expect this to be limited in scope to the Mueller probe and Russian collusion questions—I’d expect pointed questions about payments to porn stars, Trump Hotel DC emoluments, the inauguration finances and Trump’s shell companies.
 

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