US President, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in his hotel in New York City, USA, 9. May 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid RC1F552A4C80
Michael Cohen, the embattled former personal lawyer for President Trump, resigned from his post as deputy finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee Finance Committee in the midst of the ongoing Federal investigation into his business relationships.
In a letter to RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, Cohen the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Müller and one from the Southern district of New York as reasons for his resignation cited. A RNC officially confirmed, the contents of the letter to Fox News.
“This role requires full time attention and commitment of each individual member. In view of the continuing Müller and SDNY investigations, it is simply impossible to do it for me,” he wrote in a letter, the first post by ABC News. Cohen was inactive, was in the Committee for several months, the RNC official told Fox News.
Cohen on Tuesday, a New York lawyer, guy Petrillo, to represent him hired in a Federal investigation of his business relationships.
Earlier this week, a Federal judge porn actress Stormy Daniels is denied ” – to reconsider the request, delay its legal battle against Cohen and President of the Trump.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s decision was argued weeks after Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, that the judge should answer to reconsider his order of April to delay the case and force Trump to ask questions, under oath, and to enable him to receive the documents in the lawsuit.
Cohen sought a delay in the case after his house and office were searched by the FBI in April. The agents sought records relating to the confidentiality agreement that Daniels had signed, among other things. Cohen argues that the criminal investigation does not overlap with topics that could be hurt in the action and in its rights, negatively affected, since he is able to respond and defend themselves.
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