Cohen Will Testify to Congress Before Entering Prison

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen has announced he will voluntarily testify before the House Oversight Committee on February 7, a month before he is scheduled to enter prison to start serving a three-year sentence.

Dan Mangan at Brian Schwartz at CNBC report that Cohen "said it will give him the opportunity 'to give a full and credible account of the events that have transpired.' Trump said, 'I'm not worried about it at all,' when asked about Cohen's planned testimony, during an appearance in Texas."

Okay. Well, you probably should be, pal, because the Republicans don't run the House anymore.

Not that there's a huge chance that even this testimony, even if Cohen spills literally everything he knows about Trump's dirty dealings, will result in meaningful consequences for Trump. But I do think there's a better chance, no matter how slim, of consequences for Trump emerging from Congress via their own investigations than via the Mueller investigation.

Because there isn't anyone running interference to make sure Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings, and their colleagues can't access Cohen's testimony. They get to ask the questions, and they get to hear the answers, and they get to make decisions based on the information they collect.

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