Donald Trump’s longtime attorney and personal “fixer” is headed to testify before the House Oversight Committee on February 7, 2019—a date that may go down in history. While Michael Cohen will likely be prohibited from talking about the details of the Special Counsel investigation or his role in case before the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York, for which he has already been convicted and stated in open court that he broke the law at the direction of Donald Trump, it sounds as if he’s going to talk honestly about what it was really like to work for Donald Trump all these years. A source close to Cohen told the Wall Street Journal that his testimony will “cause chills.”
“He’s going to tell the story of what it’s like to work for a madman, and why he did it for so long,” said the person close to Mr. Cohen. “He’s going to say things that will give you chills.”
Mr. Cohen has previously made brief statements in federal court, but the hearing will mark his most prolific public comments about his former boss, for whom he once said he would take a bullet. At his sentencing last month, Mr. Cohen told a judge that his “blind loyalty to Donald Trump” had led him astray from his values. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Whatever you had scheduled on February 7th, cancel it and buckle up.