One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, Michael Cohen, has received and declined an “invitation to provide information and testimony” regarding the current investigation into contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
“I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” Cohen told CNN Tuesday, adding that he considered it a “total fishing expedition.”
“They have yet to produce one single piece of credible evidence that would corroborate the Russia narrative,” Cohen said. He called the investigation a “rush to judgment.”
Cohen is the second person in Trump’s orbit to flatly deny a request from congressional investigators. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn refused to respond to a Senate subpoena and rebutted a House request last week through his lawyer.