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Trump Lawyer Won't Cooperate With Lawmakers in Russia Probe

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Attorney Michael Cohen (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By    |   Tuesday, 30 May 2017 01:51 PM

One of President Donald Trump's attorneys said Tuesday he would not cooperate with lawmakers regarding their Russia investigation.

Michael Cohen was asked to testify in front of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about what he knows regarding the allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russia. According to ABC News, he will not appear.

"I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered," Cohen told ABC.

In a separate interview with CNN, Cohen called the Russia probe a "fishing expedition."

"They have yet to produce one single piece of credible evidence that would corroborate the Russia narrative," he told the network.

According to NBC News, the letters Cohen received that asked him to answer questions on Capitol Hill were the same ones sent to other people to connected to Trump, including former aides Carter Page and Roger Stone, his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Cohen has worked for Trump for several years, including as an executive vice president at the Trump Organization.

Cohen was thrust into the national spotlight earlier this year after his name surfaced in a Trump dossier whose legitimacy has been questioned. He said at the time that he had never traveled to Prague, as the dossier suggested, and even showed his passport to make his point.

There are several ongoing investigations into whether Trump and/or his team had inappropriate contacts with Russia, including a Department of Justice probe headed by special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller.

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