Not so fast, Michael Cohen.
Moments after it was announced that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen would be testifying publicly before Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, reminded Cohen that while an open session would be welcomed, he will still need to answer questions about that Russia probe hanging over President Trump.
“Mr. Cohen has expressed an interest in telling his personal story in open session, and we welcome his testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Reform. It will be necessary, however, for Mr. Cohen to answer questions pertaining to the Russia investigation, and we hope to schedule a closed session before our committee in the near future,” the Democrat said in a statement sent to PoliticusUSA.
In December Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for helping Trump make illegal hush-money payments to women Trump is alleged to have affairs with in order to boost his 2016 campaign as well as lying to lawmakers about the planned Moscow development.