It looks as if Michael Cohen is set to testify against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, and he will be doing so in front of the House Oversight Committee. According to the Washington Post, a two-page memo distributed by the committee on Sunday suggests that the scope of questioning will include Trump’s “debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election” and his “compliance with campaign finance laws.”
Per the memo, the hearing will also focus on Trump’s business practices, including his ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, as well as his stewardship of the Trump Foundation. Lawmakers also plan to pose questions about “the accuracy of the President’s public statements”and “public efforts by the President and his attorney to intimidate Mr. Cohen or others not to testify.”
Considering the frequency of lies Michael Cohen has already given to Congress based on his plea deal, I suppose it would be fair to question the credibility of his testimony this week. However, as Ken Dilanian reported on MSNBC yesterday morning, it appears there’s plenty of evidence to support anything he may provide as answers to the committee’s questions as Cohen will be bringing documents with him to the hearings.
Supposedly, these documents will provide evidence of the sordid and “chilling” stories regarding Donald Trump’s life of crime:
“We could have an absolutely dramatic and riveting performance by Michael Cohen,” Dilanian said. “While he’s not allowed to talk about the Russia investigation when he appears before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, he’s going to talk about those hush money payments to women.”
“I’m told Cohen has been prepping with this for a long time, and he knows he’s got credibility issues, so he’s coming with documents,” Dilanian continued, “and he’s got very detailed, sordid and, what (attorney) Lanny Davis has described as chilling stories of what how the president conducts himself behind closed doors.”