Sudan protesters to name civilian council, pressure military    Egypt's Sisi receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Cairo    Benitez dodges questions over Newcastle future    Tennis: Nadal blown away by Fognini in Monte Carlo semis    Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels    Ronaldo is '1,000 percent certain' to stay at Juventus    Egypt votes on constitutional amendments    Moderate voter turnout in Dakahlia, Qena in first day of referendum    Above average turnout in Cairo, celebratory atmosphere in most polling stations    EU's Juncker warns of no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty    Trump praises Haftar's role in countering terrorism    Community dialogue seeking to amend Egypt's SDGs strategy begins on Tuesday    A German village goes it alone on climate protection    Egypt targets 6% GDP growth in FY 2019/20: Minister of Finance    Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen wants to keep winning streak going    Eintracht Frankfurt, a perfectly balanced club    Cultural tourism in Egypt thrives due to archaeological discoveries: Al-Mashat    NCW chief urges Egyptian women to vote in constitutional referendum    Egypt's Finance Ministry auctions T-bills worth EGP 18.5bn    Egypt cabinet's operations room following up on voting in constitutional referendum    Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health    New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed    Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments referendum in Egypt    Egypt's economy: Reining in inflation    Mauro Colombo's Tierra Adentro wins Yellow Robin award    Two Egyptian females win 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting    Beyond chocolate: The egg in art and design    Trump forces Brussels' hand on trade despite tariffs backlash    Uber adds new feature for female drivers to drive only women in Saudi Arabia    Made in Germany, heard in Spain: The Leon cathedral organ connection    Spectacular scene, favourable draw    Sudanese demand ‘legitimate change'    Caught in the middle?    The final draft    Flight prices go sky high    Reining in inflation    Escaping expenses    ‘I don't want sympathy'    Pasta vegetable salad    The economic way ahead    Towards the referendum    Expected exit    Bundeli Kala Parishad troupe's Indian folk dance show at Al-Gumhouriya Theatre is a must go    Paris' Notre Dame    Screen blues    Vatican willing to offer technical know-how to help restore Notre-Dame    Al-Azhar condemns racist chants against Liverpool's Mohamed Salah    In the company of the philosopher Roshdi Rashed in Paris    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week
Published in Ahram Online on 21 - 02 - 2019

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a US congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel's chairman said Trump's business practices would be a focus of the testimony.
Cohen had originally been scheduled to testify on Feb. 7 but his adviser Lanny Davis said he canceled because of threats against his family from Trump.
“I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen's public testimony before the Oversight Committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing,” House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a statement.
Cohen has pleaded guilty to crimes including campaign finance violations during Trump's 2016 election campaign and has cooperated with investigators.
Trump called Cohen a “rat” in a tweet in December for cooperating with prosecutors. Cohen had been Trump's self-described longtime “fixer” and once said he would take a bullet for the New York real estate developer.
“The schedule has now been set. Looking forward to the #American people hearing my story in my voice!” Cohen tweeted late on Wednesday, linking to a fundraising effort for his legal fees.
The Oversight Committee said in a memo to its members that Cohen would be questioned about Trump's “debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election,” Trump's compliance with tax and campaign finance laws, and Trump's business practices, among other topics.
Davis confirmed in a tweet that Cohen would appear before the Oversight Committee and said Cohen “will speak about his decade long experiences working for Mr. Trump.”
Cohen will report to federal prison on May 6 after a judge granted him a two-month delay to allow him to recover from a surgical procedure and to prepare for his congressional testimony, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Cohen is also scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 28. Cohen last week postponed a scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to medical reasons.


Clic here to read the story from its source.