Donald Trump’s Lawyer to Appear in Congress for a Hearing

Donald Trump’s Lawyer Micheal Cohen

Michael Cohen will have to speak to the Intelligence Committee in Congress as part of the investigation into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

The soap opera of alleged contacts between the Donald Trump campaign team and Russian officials continues. On Wednesday, the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives announced that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is to appear in Congress for a hearing. The commission is investigating a possible Russian interference in the US presidential election. However, the lawyer has said that he will wait for a proper summon.

Pressure has risen seriously in recent days on the White House, with investigations, both from the FBI and Congress, whose ropes have tighten ever more closely around the American president.

Michael Cohen will have to speak to the Intelligence Committee in Congress as part of the investigation into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

The Intelligence Commission has now approved the summonses of Mr. Cohen and Michael Flynn, a former national security advisor to Donald Trump.

General Flynn had to resign in February, three weeks after Trump’s inauguration, for concealing his contacts at the end of 2016 with the Russian ambassador in Washington.

Unlike Michael Flynn, who is a known target of investigators, it is unclear why the commission wants to hear the President’s lawyer.

“As part of our inquiry into Russia’s measures during the 2016 campaign, we have today approved the subpoenas of several individuals to gather their testimonials, personal and professional documents,” explained the Republican chairman of the commission , Mike Conaway.

“We hope,” he added, “that anyone who is called to testify or produce documents will have to comply with this request so that we can gather all the data in our investigation.”

Mr Cohen spent several years as a senior lawyer with the Trump Organization. Investigators are also interested in Jared Kushner, son-in-law and special advisor to Donald Trump.

The FBI investigation is now headed by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who must shed light on a possible “coordination” between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials.

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