Trump's ex-lawyer postpones statement before Congress again | TIME ONLINE

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and confidant of US President Donald Trump, has suspended his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. There are medical reasons, said Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis. Cohen should have said on February 12th behind closed doors. The summons was in the form of a so-called subpoena passed, which has obligatory character. The intelligence committee overruled Cohen's refusal to appear before the congress at this time.

Davis had already announced in January that Cohen had undergone a minor surgical procedure on his shoulder. This Cohen shifts his statement before the Congress for the third time. He had withdrawn from a public hearing before the Committee on Supervision and Reform of the House of Representatives because of threats from Trump and Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Cohen is considered an important figure in the Russia investigation by special investigator Robert Mueller on possible collusion of the Trump camp with Russia in the US election in 2016. The lawyer, who once said he was ready to intercept a ball for the president, has become Overwhelmed with Trump and now cooperates with Mueller.

A new date for the canceled conversation with the Senate Committee was initially unknown. Cohen is due to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on February 28. This date would be the first major hearing since the Democrats
In early January, taken control of the House of Representatives
to have. They had announced in this feature Trump's behavior in the
Examine the White House more closely.

In 2017, Cohen communicated with the committees. He later admitted to lied to her in connection with his role in Trump's real estate project in Moscow.

In December, Cohen was sentenced by a New York court to three years in prison for, among other things, perjury to Congress. The 52-year-old also admitted violations of the campaign finance laws. He should take his custody in March.

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