Published: Fri, February 22, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Cohen talking to Senate panel Tuesday, kicking off busy week

Cohen talking to Senate panel Tuesday, kicking off busy week

"Congress has an independent duty under the Constitution to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch, and any efforts to intimidate family members or pressure witnesses will not be tolerated", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted.

Fry, was charged by prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California with the unauthorized disclosure of a document called a suspicious activity report, or SAR, which banks file when they review transactions that raise red flags.

He will testify the next day to the House Intelligence Committee in a session closed to the public.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, will testify before the House Oversight Committee next week, the panel announced Wednesday night.

Cohen will report to federal prison on May 6 after a judge granted him a two-month delay to allow him to recover from a surgical procedure and to prepare for his congressional testimony, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Cohen had originally been scheduled to testify on February 7 but his adviser Lanny Davis said he canceled because of threats against his family from Trump.

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To those who are "whipped up" about the Times' story, McCarthy noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller hasn't "returned a single sentence that suggests that Trump committed any misconduct".

Davis confirmed in a tweet that Cohen would appear before the Oversight Committee and said Cohen "will speak about his decade long experiences working for Mr. Trump".

The agenda of the hearing does not include any inquiries about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in US elections and possible coordination between 2016 Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin. He told lawmakers he had abandoned the project in January 2016, but he actually continued pursuing it for months after that.

He also pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations for his involvement in payments to a former Playboy model and porn actress who had alleged affairs with Trump.

Promoting a GoFundMe page created to help him and his family as "he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about Donald Trump", Cohen tweeted that he was looking forward to the hearing.

In the request for a delay dated Wednesday, Cohen's attorney, Michael D. Monico, cited a "more fulsome letter" sent to Pauley eight days ago by Cohen that was sealed. "In addition, he will be able to prepare for the expected testimony next week before congressional committees, which he welcomes".

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