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Michael Cohen will publicly testify before Congress

It's finally happening.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, could spill his juiciest Trump details to Congress. It's all going down Feb. 7, and it'll all be public, House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced Thursday.

In a Thursday statement, Cohen said he'd accepted Cummings' invitation "to cooperate and provide the American people with answers." Cohen also pledged to "give a full and credible account" of his time working for Trump, per The New York Times.

Cummings, who just became the committee's chair when Democrats retook the House, indicated in December he'd like Cohen to "tell the American public exactly what he has been saying to Mueller."

Cohen is perhaps known for being Trump's right-hand man, paying porn star Stormy Daniels to conceal her story of an affair with the president. He's since fallen out of Trump's good graces and spent more than 70 hours cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's potential involvement with Russian election interference.

When reaching a plea deal last month, Cohen said he would "state publicly all he knows about Mr. Trump" once Mueller "completes his investigation and issues his final report," suggesting the Mueller probe might be concluding soon.