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OffbeatElijah Cummings calls for Cohen testimony in January

17:20  16 december  2018
17:20  16 december  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Elijah Cummings calls for Cohen testimony in January © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. House Democrats have introduced legislation to create an outside, independent commission to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump and Russian officials. If Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) does not support the legislation then Democrats said they will file a discharge petition to force a vote on the measure. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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"I certainly would like to see him come in the month of January," Cummings said on CNN's "State of the Union."

The request by Cummings, who is expected to take over the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee next month, for testimony from Cohen would come ahead of the former Trump attorney's three-year prison sentence due to start in early March.

A longtime attorney and "fixer" for Trump, Cohen has since become sharply critical of the President and described his role working for Trump as covering up his "dirty deeds."

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