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    Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/10/p...ess/index.html

    President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the House Oversight Committee, the first major move by House Democrats to haul in a member of Trump's team connected to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a schedule published by the committee.
    Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, according to a statement from Cohen.
    Pity I was born too late with regards to Nixon, but this is very entertaining. Never a dull moment with the Trump administration.

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    Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

    (CNN)President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the House Oversight Committee, the first major move by House Democrats to haul in a member of Trump's team connected to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a schedule published by the committee.

    Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, according to a statement from Cohen.
    "I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily," said Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, 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."
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    Looks like the first, of what I assume will be many public hearings of this nature, will begin Feb 7th.

    On air reporting for CNN claims some of the matters will be televised, and some private, in consultation with Mr. Mueller's office.

    Attorney John Dean, Nixon's White House Counsel, is often credited with turning the public perception against Nixon through his televised Congressional hearing appearances, thereby leading to Nixon's exit. Is Mr. Cohen Trump's John Dean? Will his testimony come to the same effect? What do you think?
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    Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress ...

    Michael Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before Congress next month. Hearing Michael Cohen animating his own testimony live on TV might change some minds.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/u...-congress.html


    Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress About Work for Trump

    Michael D. Cohen agreed to appear before Congress next month and promised a full accounting of his work for President Trump.CreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times








    WASHINGTON ó Michael D. Cohen, President Trumpís 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 ďa full and credible accountĒ of his work for Mr. Trump.
    Mr. Cohenís 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 presidentís 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. Trumpís 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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    Re: Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress ...

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Michael Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before Congress next month. Hearing Michael Cohen animating his own testimony live on TV might change some minds.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/u...-congress.html


    Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress About Work for Trump

    Michael D. Cohen agreed to appear before Congress next month and promised a full accounting of his work for President Trump.CreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times








    WASHINGTON ó Michael D. Cohen, President Trumpís 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 ďa full and credible accountĒ of his work for Mr. Trump.
    Mr. Cohenís 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 presidentís 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. Trumpís 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.
    I can hear the trumpettes already. ďWhat a liar, you canít believe anything he says!!!Ē

    But Iíll be watching. Canít wait.


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    Re: Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress ...

    Oops. We both posted this concurrently, though I may have been a slight hair quicker. I'll alert the mods.
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    Re: Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress ...

    I'll make plenty of popcorn for that show!
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    Re: Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

    Oops, sorry. HumplePi & I posted concurrent threads here. I alerted the mods.
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    Re: Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

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    Pity I was born too late with regards to Nixon, but this is very entertaining. Never a dull moment with the Trump administration.
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    Re: Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

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    Pity I was born too late with regards to Nixon, but this is very entertaining. Never a dull moment with the Trump administration.
    It is true the analogies to Nixon are striking, even down to Cohen's tapes.
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    Re: Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

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    Source: (CNN) Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

    Looks like the first, of what I assume will be many public hearings of this nature, will begin Feb 7th.

    On air reporting for CNN claims some of the matters will be televised, and some private, in consultation with Mr. Mueller's office.

    Attorney John Dean, Nixon's White House Counsel, is often credited with turning the public perception against Nixon through his televised Congressional hearing appearances, thereby leading to Nixon's exit. Is Mr. Cohen Trump's John Dean? Will his testimony come to the same effect? What do you think?
    I remain skeptical of Mr. Cohen. What are the consequences if he does lie? There doesn't seem to be any. Also there doesn't seem to be any checks and balances we can place on his testimony except his "newfound" hatred of his former client and his rather new insistence of following the law. I do believe this could be a turning point, but so far Cohen has done minimal if not no damage to Mr. Trump and his association with him has already seemingly blown over in the minds of the public at large.

    However, I did not grow up in the time of Mr. John Dean and Mr. Nixon.

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