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Michael Cohen, President Trump, the former personal lawyer, appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Tuesday, due to medical problems, his lawyer said on Monday.
Lanny Davis said in a statement that the Committee had accepted Cohen’s request to postpone his appearance “due to post-surgery medical needs. A future date will be announced by the Committee.”
Details of the Operation were not available.
This is the third time that a scheduled appearance by Cohen on Capitol Hill has been pushed back. He was originally scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, but the appearance was postponed until Feb. 28. Last month, Davis announced that Cohen ‘ s hearing before the House Oversight Committee would be postponed due to “ongoing threats” against Cohen family from trump and his current lawyer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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Cohen is expected to be a three-year prison sentence next month after he pleaded guilty in August to Federal campaign Finance and other injuries. In pleading guilty, Cohen added, the orchestration of payments, adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal at Trump’s direction, during the 2016 presidential campaign in exchange for her silence on alleged sexual encounters with then-candidate trump.
The President has accused Cohen of lying about his role in payments in exchange for a more lenient sentence.
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Cohen, previously testified in private before the Senate Intelligence Committee in August 2017. In November, as part of the Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress during this deposition.
Cohen song about the timeline of a Trump, a real estate project in Moscow, claimed that his communication with Russia on the offer ended in January of 2016, before the Iowa Caucasus. In his confession he admitted that he communicate with the Russian authorities about a possible Trump Tower project in Moscow until June 2016—when Trump had already secured the GOP nomination for President.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Brooke Singman, Andrew O’reilly, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.