Cohen, who has been a close confidant to Trump for years as well as a campaign surrogate, confirmed to multiple news outlets that both the House and Senate intelligence committees requested “information and testimony” from him.
But in a statement Cohen has said that he has chosen not to comply...
“I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,”
The suspicion aimed at Cohen stems from the fact that he was cited in a former British spy’s dossier on Trump, which alleged that he colluded with a Russian official in Prague to help with the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails
Cohen has repeatedly denied the charge saying that he has never visited Prague, yet offered no proof to refute the claim.
The Senate committee’s request to Cohen reportedly came at the same time it sent letters to other people of interest in its investigation, including former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and advisers Carter Page and Roger Stone.
As per usual Trump has derided the reports that his administration colluded with Russia in last year’s election as “fake news” even as he has obviously and ineffectually tried to obstruct these very investigations.