Cohen promises to continue cooperating with Congress

Cohen promises to continue cooperating with Congress
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President Trump's former longtime attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenFormer Trump lawyer Michael Cohen asks judge to reduce sentence Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list Karen McDougal sues Fox News over alleged slander MORE said Wednesday that he would continue to cooperate with Congress should a committee seek further information from him as they probe President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE’s past business dealings.

Cohen, who was grilled by congressional investigators for eight hours Wednesday, said the hearings went "very well."

“I told [lawmakers] that any additional information that they would want, they should feel comfortable to reach out to my counsel and I would continue to cooperate to the fullest extent of my capabilities,” he told reporters after a closed-door testimony in front of House Intelligence Committee investigators.

Cohen has appeared in front of Congress several times over the past weeks, twice meeting privately with the House panel and once in a public hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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He made waves on Capitol Hill last week when he slammed Trump as a “racist” and a “con man” during his testimony, alleging that the president was connected to a series of financial crimes and was aware that GOP operative Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number What if impeachment fails? MORE was coordinating with Wikileaks about the group's plans to release hacked Democratic documents.

Republicans have repeatedly expressed skepticism over Cohen’s testimonies, citing his guilty plea about lying to Congress in 2017.

Cohen's attorney and spokesman, Lanny Davis, said Cohen would continue to field requests for information from both parties. 

“Mr. Cohen has now spent 16 hours with the HPSCI answering many questions from both Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Cohen responded to all questions truthfully and has agreed at the request of chairman Schiff to provide additional information in the future, if needed," Davis wrote in a statement Wednesday.

"He also offered to answer additional questions from Republican members. He remains committed to telling the truth and cooperating with authorities,” he said. 

Cohen will report to prison for a three-year sentence in May on a litany of charges, including lying to Congress, tax and bank fraud, and campaign finance violations.