Michael Cohen has repeatedly postponed his planned appearance before Congress, but his lawyer is making it sound like the former Trump fixer’s testimony may be worth the wait.
Attorney Lanny Davis dished on some details about his client’s planned testimony in an interview with ABC News’ “The Investigation” podcast, released on a Tuesday.
Davis, who worked closely with former President Bill Clinton as he faced impeachment proceedings, explained that he only agreed to represent Cohen because of a belief that the former Trump ally had made a significant change in his life after working in an “amoral, if not immoral environment,” under Trump.
After explaining his previous reluctance to represent Cohen, Davis offered a window into some of what Cohen may reveal to Congress, adding that Cohen referred to the work of his previous boss as “dirty deeds.”
Davis also claimed that Cohen committed to not accepting a pardon from Trump, saying that to do so would be “dirty.”
On the topic of a possible public testimony from Cohen, Davis warned that many people may be disappointed that Cohen would not be able to publicly address questions related to the ongoing special counsel’s investigation, but he added that his client would be able to provide new details on the ten years of work he did for Trump.
“He needs to tell his personal story to the American people,” Davis said of Cohen.
Davis said the details of Cohen’s experiences with Trump were “chilling” when first revealed to him:
“And when he does, you’re going to hear personal, front-line experiences of memories, and incidents, and conduct, and comments that Donald Trump said over that 10-year time period behind closed doors that, to me when I first heard Michael tell me all this, even as much as I knew about Trump that was negative, was chilling.”
Later in the interview, Davis conceded that many will doubt Cohen now after his admission to lying in the past. But Davis added that Cohen knows “he starts from a deep hole” and must work to restore trust in his word.
“There are a couple of things that he’ll say that he heard Donald Trump say behind closed doors about black people, that people — even his supporters — will say, ‘Yeah, that’s Trump,'” Davis added.
Listen to the interview below: