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PoliticsEx-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen postpones appearance at Senate Intelligence panel for medical reasons

23:20  11 february  2019
23:20  11 february  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

Former Trump lawyer Cohen's congressional testimony postponed

Former Trump lawyer Cohen's congressional testimony postponed Testimony by President Trump's former lawyer has been postponed until Feb. 28.

“This morning the Senate Intelligence Committee served Michael Cohen with a subpoena,” Davis After Cohen ’s guilty plea, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr confirmed that his Cohen on Wednesday postponed scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to the House Oversight Committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen , it was revealed Thursday – hours after he postponed a scheduled public appearance to testify before a House panel . The Senate panel is ordering Cohen to appear in mid-February, CNN reported, citing


Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen postpones appearance at Senate Intelligence panel for medical reasons© Provided by CNBC LLC Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen stands behind Trump.

Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has postponed his planned appearance Tuesday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence because of "post-surgery medical needs," his attorney said Monday.

Cohen's legal adviser, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that the committee accepted Cohen's request for a delay.

"A future date will be announced by the Committee," said Davis, whose client had been subpoenaed for his appearance.

Cohen, 52, recently had shoulder surgery. He is due to being a three-year prison sentence on March 6 for lying to Congress, campaign finance violations and financial crimes.

Despite delay, Michael Cohen will testify before 3 congressional committees before going to prison

Despite delay, Michael Cohen will testify before 3 congressional committees before going to prison President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before three congressional committees before he enters prison on March 6, his attorney said.

President Donald Trump 's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen , on Wednesday postponed his plan to testify before Congress in February because of concerns about his family's safety, Cohen 's adviser Lanny Davis said.

President Donald Trump 's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify next week at a closed hearing of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee after postponing an appearance before another Cohen was subpoenaed last week by the Senate Intelligence Committee to appear in mid-February.

Cohen is due to testify at the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 28. That House appearance was originally scheduled for last Friday, but committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Cohen's closed-door testimony would be delayed "in the interests of the investigation."

Cohen originally had been scheduled to testify publicly last Friday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

But Cohen on Jan. 23 postponed that appearance indefinitely because of concerns about his family's safety, Davis said at that time.

A day after that postponement was announced, U.S. Marshals served a subpoena on Cohen to appear at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for this Tuesday.

House Judiciary chairman invites Whitaker to clarify testimony.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday invited acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to meet with the House panel in the coming days to "clarify" answers he gave during testimony last week. In a letter to Whitaker, Nadler said lawmakers from both parties felt that Whitaker gave answers to the committee that were "unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted." "You repeatedly refused to off er clear responses regarding your communications with the White House, and you were inconsistent in your application of the Department's policy related to the discussion of ongoing investigations," Nadler added.

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