Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before U.S. House oversight panel next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S.

Reuters February 21, 2019 07:06:04 IST
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before U.S. House oversight panel next week

ExTrump lawyer Cohen to testify before US House oversight panel next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Feb. 27, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.

"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 had originally been scheduled to testify on Feb. 7 but his adviser Lanny Davis said he cancelled because of threats against his family from Trump.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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