President TrumpDonald John TrumpGovernment workers protest outside White House on shutdown day 20 Fed chief Powell: Prolonged shutdown will harm US economy Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing MORE on Thursday said he’s not concerned about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress, even though it could reveal damaging allegations about Trump’s actions during the 2016 campaign.
“I’m not worried about it at all, no," Trump said when asked about Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7.
The president spoke while visiting the border in Texas soon after the panel announced the hearing with Cohen.Cohen’s testimony marks the first major action by House Democrats to use their new majority to ramp up investigations into the president’s campaign and businesses.
The former self-described Trump “fixer,” who had a falling out with the president, could produce fireworks when he faces questions about the Russia investigation and hush-money payments to two women who say they had affairs with Trump.
Cohen last year implicated Trump in open court in a scheme to pay Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to stay silent about their alleged affairs with Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 campaign.
Trump has said he did not participate in any wrongdoing and the White House has denied the president had sexual relations with the women.