The former lawyer of the US President, Michael Cohen prepared testimony for Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee has been paused as he recovers from recent surgical proceedings, according to an attorney for Cohen.
Lanny Davis told in a statement to media, “The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has accepted Mr. Cohen’s request for postponement of tomorrow’s hearing due to post-surgery medical needs. A future date will be announced by the Committee”.
The surgery of Cohen was on his shoulder, according to the familiar person in the matter. Cohen, who is set to go to prison on March 6, had been summoned to present before the Senate committee, one of two main congressional panels inspecting whether Russia interrupted in the US Presidential election in 2016.
The US President repeatedly told there was no conspiracy between his campaign and Russia and has called Investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a witch hunt. Moscow refuses interruption in the election, despite the termination of Russian interference by the US intelligence agencies.
The detention is the latest threat in the planned appearances of Cohen before Congress. Last week, the WhiteHouse Intelligence Committee paused his testimony until February 28th, mentioning “the interests of the investigation”.
Mentioning threats from US President Donald Trump, Micheal Cohen also seal off a hearing of the White House Representatives Oversight Committee originally set for last Thursday, which has not been replanned.
In December, Micheal Cohen was convicted by a federal judge for three years imprisonment for the crimes including mobilizing hush payments to women who claimed they had affairs with the US President, as the violation rules of the campaign before 2016 election.