Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen For Trump Testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) ― The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen to testify, a day after Cohen mentioned he deliberate to postpone an look subsequent week within the U.S. Home of Representatives, Cohen’s adviser Lanny Davis mentioned.

“This morning the Senate Intelligence Committee served Michael Cohen with a subpoena,” Davis mentioned in an announcement.

MSNBC and CNN mentioned the subpoena known as for Cohen to seem earlier than the panel in mid-February.

A spokesman for Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Choose Committee on Intelligence, declined to touch upon the subpoena.

Cohen, who has pleaded responsible to crimes together with marketing campaign finance violations throughout Trump’s 2016 election marketing campaign and is cooperating with investigators, postponed his scheduled Home look due to “ongoing threats towards his household from Trump” and Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Cohen’s adviser, lawyer Lanny Davis, mentioned on Wednesday.

Trump known as Cohen a “rat” in a tweet final month for cooperating with prosecutors. Cohen had been Trump’s self-described longtime “fixer” and as soon as mentioned he would take a bullet for the New York actual property developer.

In a Fox Information interview this month, and different boards, Trump additionally advised he had damaging data on Cohen’s father-in-law. “That’s the one that individuals wish to have a look at,” Trump mentioned within the interview. Giuliani additionally referred to potential
points with him.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Karen Freifeld; Writing by David
Alexander; modifying by Diane Craft