Trump, who is in Vietnam at a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Yun, attacked Cohen after being first announced about his planned testimony.
Trump wrote. "He also had other clients, he was simply suspended from the Supreme Court for lies and fraud, he did bad things that was not related to Trump." He lies to cut off time at the prison. "Using the lawyer Scream ! " advised by Lenny Davis, former lawyer of President Bill Clinton; Trump calls his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton, The Curve of Hillary. bank fraud and financial violations of election campaigning. On the eve of his testimony in Congress, the court of New York State showed that he was deprived of his liberty. investigators ̵
"And that's why I also lied about this, because Mr. Trump understood me, because his personal statements, which we both knew, were false and because of his lie in the country that he wanted me to lie," says Cohen's statement. "And he understood me because his personal attorneys reviewed my statement before I handed it over to Congress."
In a series of jokes, Cohen will list exchanges with Trump depicting the president in a bad light, including those that made him do it the conclusion that the president is a "racist."
will not say that he has evidence Trump to conclude Ode to Russia to win the elections in 2016.
"The question was raised as to whether I know the direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign entered into a conspiracy with Russia" said. "I do not want to."  Rather, Cohen is expected to say: he has "suspicion."
The hearing of the House Supervision Committee, which begins at 10:00 am and can last from four to ninety hours, comes on a day after Cohen came to a private meeting before the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Thursday, Cohen will meet in private with the Committee of the Intelligence House.
Trump must meet Kim for dinner three hours before Cohen testifies.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Ilya Camings, D-Md. specific listening options in which Cohen agreed to cover Trump's debts and payments affiliated with the efforts to influence the 2016 elections, as well as compliance with the Trump of tax laws, potential conflicts of interest, business practices, and compliance with electoral campaign financing laws, Potentially fraudulent Practice of the Trump Foundation
However, it was expected that the hearing would not directly affect issues related to the Russian investigation, which instead would be considered in closed sessions before the intelligence committees. However, the draft statement suggests that Cohen is ready to wander next to Russia.
"I think this is a great opportunity for the American public. The American public would like to see Michael Cohen. He is the only person I know accusing this president of a crime, "said Cummings to journalists on the Capitol Hill on Monday night.
"I know, I do not know," – added Cummings. – But we want to make a fair hearing, we want a civil hearing, and we want to be effective and effective in allowing the American people to know what is going on.
The highest Republican committee, former chairman of the Congressional Chamber of Deputies, noted in a statement before the hearing that the Republicans do not necessarily adhere to the framework laid down by Cummings and Cohen
. "The chairman said that he would limit the topic of the hearing to only a few spheres of investigation – they all serve his interest in seeking grounds for impeachment, "Jordan said last week. "I will not stand calm until a recognized liar comes to the committee. Our members intend to question Mr Cohen for crimes for which he pleaded guilty to other criminal activities in which he participated, but refused to disclose his international financial transactions and a long list of other evidentiary actions.
And despite the limits set by Kummings at the hearing, at least several members of the Democratic Party are planning to violate these conditions in order to avoid interference with current criminal probes, according to two assistants preparing for the hearing.
– said one democratic assistant who considered the scheduled questions of some members, but "people want to go there" to Russian affairs. The Cummings office did not respond to requests for how he would resolve any deviation from the approved interrogations. However, another assistant said that Cohen's lawyers are likely to control how much information he provides to Russia.
Democrats in the committee also plan to plunge into the nature of Trump's business relations with foreign Russian oligarchs, other foreign business influences and potential.
Some members of the Democratic Party will try to get information from Cohen on how Trump's organization interacts with foreigners, mainly companies that believe that the company can open in places like Panama, as well as Toronto, where there is a strong presence of Russian The crowd, which they suspect, was used to launder money.
Some Republicans of the Congress tried to discredit the testimony of Cohen in advance, calling him an unreliable witness, given that he had already lied to Congress. Some democrats repeated this view when the majority leader, Steele Hoyer of Maryland, said that it was right to have a question about Koen's trust and that he "was better not to lie again"
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Who does not serve on the Supervisory Committee, also sent a cryptic tweet on Tuesday before testimony by Cohen. "Hey @ MichaelCohen212 – Your wife and father are aware of your girlfriends, maybe this will be a great time for this chat, it's interesting if she will be faithful when you're in jail. […] The Gaec, who later denied that the tweet was an attempt to intimidate a congressional witness.
Gayet ultimately apologized and removed the tweet after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, made statements that could impede the ability of committees to receive testimony from witnesses.In his statement, Pelosi noted that the provisions of the Constitution on "expression or discussion which "protects lawmakers from persecuting what they say while performing their duties" can not be applied to comments that interfere with the investigation of the House.
The hearing, initially scheduled for February 7, was postponed after how the lawyer of Cohen argued that the president and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, had threatened the family of Cohen.
The federal judge agreed to postpone the end of the weekend after Cohen will be notified after advocates Cohen said that he recently op was "a serious surgical procedure" and in need of intensive care as part of their recovery.