Which committees are hearing Cohen’s testimony?
Michael Cohen is expected to testify before several congressional committees:
|Committee||When||Public hearing||Closed hearing|
|Senate Intelligence||Feb. 26|
|House Oversight||Feb. 27|
|House Intelligence||Feb. 28|
Sen. Richard Burr
Sen. Mark R. Warner
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings
Rep. Jim Jordan
Rep. Adam B. Schiff
Rep. Devin Nunes
Breaking down the line of questioning
Republicans’ focus during the public hearing was nearly singular. They attacked Cohen’s credibility, character and criminal actions:
Democrats' questions were largely focused on President Trump
Why is the hearing happening?
House Democrats arranged for him to testify because he has pleaded guilty to several criminal charges, some of them related to major investigations involving Trump:
Lying to Congress
Campaign finance violations
Sentenced on Dec. 12 to three years in prison starting on May 6.
Cohen has been cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is leading the Russia investigation, and the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, which is conducting a separate investigation into hush money payments to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.
What exactly did Cohen do?
Cohen has been at the center of multiple schemes involving the president, and he's tried to use his association with him to make money for himself.
The hush money
Trump Tower Moscow
Cohen's money-making scheme
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Sources: Times reporting
Credits: Additional programming by Priya Krishnakumar Photos by Getty Images, Associated Press, Library of Congress.