Michael Cohen to testify to Congress

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen’s high-profile hearing is one of the first examples of how Democrats will use their new oversight powers and control of House committees to arrange events that could be embarrassing and distracting for the White House. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

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Donald Trump’s former lawyer has implicated the president in campaign finance crimes. He will testify on Feb. 7.

01/10/2019 03:31 PM EST

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer who has implicated the president in campaign finance crimes, will testify to the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7.

The high-profile hearing, which the panel announced Thursday, is one of the first examples of how Democrats will use their new oversight powers and control of House committees to arrange events that could be embarrassing and distracting for the White House. Cohen pleaded guilty last year to various criminal charges, including campaign finance law violations and lying to Congress. He received a three-year sentence and is set to report to prison March 6.

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