President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is now set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in response to the emails between the Trump campaign and Russians.
While testifying, Cohen is obligated to tell the truth or face criminal charges, but he will not be expected to be under oath, according to CNN. BuzzFeed News was the first to report this information Wednesday, but the date was unclear at the time. It stated:
Cohen, 51, emerged as an important figure in the investigation after he was named in a 35-page dossier alleging Russia and the campaign worked together to help get Trump elected. That document was researched and written by a former British spy and published by BuzzFeed News in January after top law enforcement officials had briefed President Barack Obama and Trump, who was then president-elect, about it. The dossier asserted that Cohen visited Prague to meet with Kremlin officials and was an important player in the “ongoing secret liaison relationship” between Russia and the campaign.
The Trump Organization has turned over documents to congressional investigators, including an email in which Cohen asked a spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin for help advancing a Trump business project. In another email, a business associate boasted to Cohen that he would help get Trump elected and that he could get “all of Putin’s team to buy in on this.”
Donald Trump Jr. testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in September.