A Cohen redux at the Capitol would be a spectacle that could rival the Watergate hearings. The image of Trump’s longtime personal attorney and political fixer describing crimes connected to the president would be an all-consuming Washington event and a chance for the Democratic House majority to flex its newfound investigative powers.
Cohen is at the top of the list of a slew of Trump aides and associates that Democrats intend to haul before congressional committees for investigations they accuse Republicans of neglecting to pursue. The difference is, however, that Cohen appears willing to “sing” as Raskin noted while others have been guarded.
“The noose is closing around the president,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), another member of the House Judiciary Committee who wants to hear from Cohen as long as it doesn’t infringe on special scunsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Our job on Judiciary is to get everybody in front of the committee and subpoena people if we have to.”