Published: Wed, February 27, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Michael Cohen Has Been Disbarred in NY

Michael Cohen Has Been Disbarred in NY

Cohen is scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives oversight committee Wednesday in a public appearance that is expected to focus on alleged misdeeds by Trump during his presidential campaign and after his election.

Once Trump's right-hand man, Cohen has distanced himself from the president since pleading guilty to federal prosecutors previous year for using campaign money to silence Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two women who said Trump had extramarital affairs with them.

Whilst it is true that the president's support network will probably be quite successful in repelling attacks from a convicted felon, particularly when it comes to his own base, Cohen's testimony could still cause Trump some serious problems.

Cohen is additionally expected to explain his motivation for previously lying to Congress in 2017 in order to protect Trump, the sources told ABC News.

That session will focus mainly on what Cohen knows about Trump and associates' dealings with Russian Federation, as well as about Cohen's previous lying to Congress, two congressional sources said.

According to a recent memo sent out by committee staff, Cohen's appearance before the House oversight panel will concern various financial issues related to the 2016 presidential campaign, including payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal that federal prosecutors in NY say were directed by Trump. Trump will not be in Washington while his former lawyer testifies, but will instead be in Vietnam for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Matt Gartz threatened to reveal Michael Cohen secret girlfriends ahead of his testimony to Congress.

Cohen testified behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, and he'll testify behind closed doors again on Thursday, before the House Intelligence Committee.

The development follows Cohen's conviction on nine charges, including campaign finance violations and making false statements to members of Congress, according to court documents.

This is not exactly a surprise, given Cohen's conviction for crimes including bank and tax fraud, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress. Cohen is set to begin a three-year prison sentence this spring.

Cohen's Hill appearances come about two months before he is scheduled to report to federal prison to serve a three-year sentence.

The news comes as Cohen is now in Washington, D.C. for three hearings before Congressional committees. But Cohen, who was uniquely situated as a former vice president of Trump's real estate and entertainment group, and could provide more details of Trump's involvement in testimony this week. He had agreed to speak with the House Oversight panel in early February but canceled as the date approached, citing alleged "threats" the president had made to him and his family.

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