Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Cohen's attorney's had pushed for the postponement, saying he had recently undergone shoulder surgery and needed the extra time to complete physical therapy as well as his congressional testimony.

The House Oversight and Reform committee said Wednesday night that Cohen would testify publicly on February 27.

Cohen is due to turn himself in on March 6 to begin serving a three-year prison sentence. Cohen has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. The concern of both Gaetz and Jordan was that Republicans had handed Democrats a tool that they could use to destroy Trump's presidency by publicly praising Mueller after he was appointed in the aftermath of Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey. The panel subpoenaed him earlier this year.

Davis said Wednesday night on Twitter night that Cohen would speak about his experience working as Trump's fixer. "Congress has an obligation under the Constitution to conduct independent and robust oversight of the Executive Branch, and this hearing is one step in that process".

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate intelligence committee will interview President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer behind closed doors on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed in a statement Wednesday that Cohen will appear next week. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California filed charges against the analyst, John Fry, for the disclosure of a suspicious activity report, which banks file on possible illegal transactions.

Cohen, who will begin a 3-year prison sentence in early May, was originally scheduled to testify before Cumming's committee on February 7, but backed out citing threats to his family.

Cohen acknowledged lying about his role in a President Trump business proposal in Moscow and paying two women who alleged affairs with President Trump. He told lawmakers he had abandoned the project in January 2016, but he actually continued pursuing it for months after that.

"The schedule has now been set", Cohen tweeted Wednesday evening. His congressional testimony has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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