A house intelligence committee staffer said the panel a summons from President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen has issued, as part of its ongoing investigation in Russia, the election-meddling, Fox News confirms.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal Committee matters.
Cohen served a former Trump Organization executive as a cable TV replacement for the Republicans during the presidential campaign.
He told ABC News that he was asked by the house and Senate intelligence committees, to provide information and testimony about contacts he had with Russian officials. Cohen told ABC, he suggested the invitations.
In February, The New York Times reported that Cohen helped broker a Ukraine peace plan that would call for the Russian troops to withdraw from Ukraine and a referendum for the Ukrainians to decide whether the part of the country seized to be leased by the Russian in 2014, to Moscow. The Russian government denied knowing anything about such a plan.
The Times reported that the peace plan was the work of Felix Sater, a business partner, which has contributed to the Trump try to find the business in Russia, and Cohen.
Cohen was a fierce defender of the Trump during the campaign, often haranguing the drilling Reporter and famous, challenging a CNN reporter live on-air, the name of the specific surveys, which showed then-candidate Trump his rival, Hillary Clinton.
In the early 2000s, he founded his own law firm works on a variety of legal matters, including malpractice cases, business law and working on an ethanol business in Ukraine. Cohen is also owned and operated a handful of taxi medallions, the management of a fleet of Taxis in New York.
Cohen business partners in the taxi business included a number of men from the former Soviet Union, including his Ukrainian-born father-in-law.
Cohen has his own unsuccessful attempts to lose a public office, a city Council race and a short assembly in New York to run for the state.
Fox News’ John Roberts, Serafin Gomez and The Associated Press contributed to this report.