Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, testified before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that Clinton confidant Lanny Davis is representing him as co-counsel free of charge.
Cohen told lawmakers that progressive billionaire Tom Steyer, an activist seeking Trump’s impeachment, is not paying Mr. Davis, to his knowledge.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA): "Who is paying Lanny Davis?"
Michael Cohen: "At the present moment, no one."
Hice: "So he's doing all this work for nothing?"
Cohen: "Yes, sir. And I hope so." https://t.co/VqKQtP5wOl pic.twitter.com/NdMBwVWiB8
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A partial transcript is as follows:
REP. JODY HICE (R-GA): Tom Steyer, regarding him or any of his representatives, anyone associated with him, is he or anyone of them paying Lanny Davis to represent you?
MICHAEL COHEN: Not that I’m aware of.
HICE: Who is paying Lanny Davis?
COHEN: At the present moment, no one.
HICE: So he’s doing all this work for nothing?
COHEN: Yes, sir. And I hope so.
HICE: I kind of doubt it. How did Lanny Davis come to represent you? Did he approach you or did you approach him?
COHEN: I reached out to Lanny Davis at the recommendation of my former counsel over at McDermott Will and Emery.