Democrats in the US House of Representatives are beginning a campaign to oust President Donald Trump from office, with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the committee's senior Republican Congressman Jim Jordan charged on Thursday.
U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III approved delaying the start of Cohen's three-year sentence until May 6. The attorneys also said Cohen anticipates being called before three congressional committee's before the end on the month.
CNN previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating the leak a year ago of the confidential reports related to Cohen's banking activity. Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Davis confirmed in a tweet that Cohen would appear before the Oversight Committee and said Cohen "will speak about his decade long experiences working for Mr. Trump".
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He said civil society groups were due to hold a meeting with Yakubu on Monday to address this and other issues over the delay. INEC announced in the early hours of Saturday that the vote would now be held on February 23.
Cohen will now appear before the Oversight Committee on February 27, one day before he is scheduled to be interviewed behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee.
Cohen, 52, was spotted last month in New York City wearing a hospital ID bracelet and with his right arm in a sling after his lawyer said he'd undergone minor shoulder surgery.
The documents revealed that a shell company Cohen set up to pay off Avenatti's client Stormy Daniels had also received payments from AT&T, the pharmaceutical company Novartis and Columbus Nova, a USA investment firm with ties to a Russian oligarch.
After the delay request was granted, Monico and fellow Cohen lawyers Barry Spevack and Lanny Davis issued a statement saying the extra time will allow Cohen to "prepare for the expected testimony next week before congressional committees, which he welcomes".
Cohen is expected to appear before the House oversight and intelligence committees as well as the Senate intelligence committee before he goes to prison.
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