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Senate Intel Committee to Interview Trump Attorney Cohen

Senate Intel Committee to Interview Trump Attorney Cohen

President Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen (Richard Drew/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 17 September 2017 06:03 PM

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen will testify Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, NBC News reported Sunday.

Cohen has been a part of Trump's business dealings for "a very long time," MSNBC reported Sunday following the announcement. Network reporters speculated the committee may want further information about an email Cohen reportedly sent to a spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin about a plan to brand a building in Moscow with Trump's name on it.

Claims of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign have plagued the president's early months in office. The Senate and House Intelligence Committees have been investigating the claims, as well as charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel in a separate investigation by the Justice Department.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Cohen said he would "take a bullet for the president."

Reuters reported that 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 public.

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 presidency.

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 call more.

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. The Senate panel also has interviewed Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and White House adviser.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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