Reuters reports Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen's planned testimony for the Senate Intelligence Committee has been postponed as he recovers from a recent surgical procedure, his lawyer said Monday.
"The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has accepted Mr. Cohen's request for postponement of tomorrow's hearing due to medical needs, and a future date will be announced by the committee." – Statement by Lanny Davis
Cohen underwent recent shoulder operations, a person who was familiar with the case told Reuters.
Cohen is scheduled to go to jail on 6 March, according to the report. He was summoned to appear before the Senate Commission, one of the two most important congress panels to investigate whether Russia was interfering in the US presidential elections in 2016.
Trump has repeatedly said that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia and special research by Robert Mueller called a witch-hunt, reported Reuters.
Moscow has repeatedly rejected the interference with the elections, according to the report, despite US intelligence findings about Russian interference. The delay is the last hitch in Cohen's planned appearances before Congress, the news service said.
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Citing threats from Trump, said Reuters, Cohen has also postponed a hearing of the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives originally for last Thursday that has not been re-scheduled.
In December, Cohen was sentenced by a federal judge to three years in prison for crimes, including organizing hush payments to women who said they had affairs with Trump, in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 elections, the report said.
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