In a much anticipated hearing to ask Michael Cohen, the longtime advocate of U.S. President Donald Trump, this Wednesday the questions of deputies in the Congress.
It is expected that the 52-Year-old in the process, will confirm the allegations against his former boss. Cohen, who has worked for more than a decade, for Trump, is a Central figure in several Affairs to the President. Trump even the track – for him to be expected to be uncomfortable – statement of his earlier Familiar only from afar: The President is currently used for a summit commander-in-chief Kim Jong-Un meeting with the North Korean power in Vietnam.
Cohen said this week in a number of hearings before the U.S. Congress. On Tuesday, he had expressed himself behind closed doors before the Senate intelligence Committee. On Thursday a public hearing before the intelligence Committee of the conference chamber of the house of representatives, is planned. Especially a lot of attention but in his public testimony this Wednesday before the oversight Committee of the house of representatives. The meeting starts at 16.00 German time (10: 00 a.m. local time).
Cohen said on Tuesday evening (local time) after his first appearance behind closed doors, he was looking forward to the public hearing on Wednesday. It is then up to the Public to decide for themselves who is telling the truth.
Cohen had started in 2006 at the Trump organization, most recently, he was Vice-President. The 52-Year-old has often been described as Trumps “sweeper”. But he has turned away from his previous Boss and him more than once in trouble.
In August, he pleaded before the court for violations of the law on election campaign financing and other charges to guilty. Cohen says he got paid in the order Trumps hush money to the porn star Stormy Daniels, as well as to the former Playmate Karen McDougal, in the election battle damage from Trump to avert. Daniels says they have had a 2006 Sex with a Trump. McDougal claims she had an affair with him. The President admitted after several denials, one of the payments, but denies to have anything to do with the women had.
In November, Cohen known, also, guilty of the Congress lied to. The case concerned the planned construction of a Trump tower in Moscow, which came in the end. Had the Trump Tower project, Cohen explained, first of all, the plans were abandoned in January 2016, before the first vote in the pre-election campaign of the Republicans. Later, he admitted, among other things, to have until approximately June 2016, and is trying to get permission from the Russian authorities for the project. His efforts were so in the critical Phase of trump’s campaign.
Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison and is to begin his sentence in may. Trump and the White house tried for months to discredit Cohen as a liar. He is at the hearing under oath. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Cohen wool accuse Trump of the session, to have in the office is criminal behavior. The allegations are, therefore, in connection with the hush money payments to Daniels.
Cohen is cooperating with special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. This examined whether there was the alleged Attempt of Russian influence the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the collusion between the Trump camp and representatives of Russia. Mueller’s investigation will be a non-issue in the public hearing. Set by the democratic Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in consultation with the Ministry of justice. Mueller has not completed its investigations yet.
The members can consult, Cohen, for example, to trump’s finances, which deal with election campaign laws and to the truth content of the statements of the President.