After former Trump fixer/attorney Michael Cohen, who is facing a three year prison sentence starting in May, had his public testimony in front of congress postponed because of fears for his safety as Trump and Rudy Giuliani engaged in serious criminal witness tampering/intimidation, the Senate went ahead and subpoenaed him to hear his testimony.
Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said, “We will comply and hope to agree upon reasonable terms, ground rules and a date,” Davis said.
Sen. Angus King, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” that a Cohen interview by the committee would be behind closed doors.
CNN explains, House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California both said this week that they expect Cohen to testify before their panels — House Oversight in public and House Intelligence behind closed doors — and could also issue subpoenas to compel Cohen’s appearance.
It is hopeful that the House committee also intends to have Cohen testify, because as camera-loving attorney Michael Avenatti points out, the GOP controlled Senate, if they’re the only ones hearing Cohen’s testimony, will likely use it to protect Trump, claiming they’ve heard all they need to hear and doing nothing about the likely damning information:
It is imperative that the House also hear from Michael Cohen, and not just the senate, so the truth will be known and something will be done about it.