Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to
testify in Senate on Tuesday
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[September 18, 2017]
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump's closest
business advisers, said on Sunday he would testify on Tuesday to the
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, as the panel investigates alleged
Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Michael Cohen, attorney for The Trump Organization, arrives at Trump
Tower in New York City, U.S. January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie
timing of Cohen's testimony was first reported by NBC. Cohen
confirmed that he would testify to the committee on Tuesday and
said he did not know whether it would be in a closed session or
Aides to the committee's leaders did not immediately respond to
requests for comment.
Cohen said previously he had received a subpoena from at least
one of the congressional committees investigating what U.S.
intelligence has determined were Russia's efforts to influence
the election on Trump's behalf, and whether Trump associates
colluded with Russia.
Russia denies such activity. The White House denies any
collusion, but concerns about the issue and Trump's ties to
Russia have shadowed the first months of the Republican's
Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, would be one of a series of
close associates of the president to testify in Congress.
Members of both the Senate and House of Representatives
committees conducting investigations have said they expect to
Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., testified to the Senate
Judiciary Committee earlier this month.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by
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