7:30 PM PT — Tuesday, January 15, 2018
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely restrict the upcoming testimony of President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Cohen will be limited to what he can say, in order to avoid interference with the special counsel’s investigation.
Cohen is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee before he begins his three-year jail sentence.
The restrictions are said to apply to all topics covered by the special counsel.
His lawyer, Lanny Davis, laid-out what Cohen will likely talk about at the hearing, saying his client “expressed his shame for being blindly loyal, ignoring what he called the ‘dirty deeds’ of the man he worked for.”
Davis adds Cohen “is now drawing a line to the threat of the country, and to his family…and that same man becomes the President of the United States.”
Many critics of Cohen question how his testimony would be taken as fact when he has a lengthy history of lying.