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US: Cohen agrees to testify before House Oversight Committee

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

Donald Trump's former personal has agreed to testify publicly before the next month.

Cohen, in a statement, confirmed that he has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, reported Cohen also said that he is looking forward "to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired."

has been sentenced to three years in prison for a series of federal crimes including two tied to illicit payments made to silence women during the presidential campaign he committed while working for the US

The of the panel in a statement announced, "I thank for agreeing to testify before the voluntarily," reported

The added, "He'll have a chance to tell his side of the story, and we'll have a chance to question him. The American people deserve that."

"I want to make clear that, we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Mueller's office. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks," he further said.

This is the major move by the Democrats to drag in a member of the US President's team connected to special Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian collusion in Trump's election campaign.

"I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the voluntarily. I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Mueller's office," stated

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 05:18 IST
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