Trump's personal lawyer denies congressional investigators' requests about any Russian contacts
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Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, turned down requests by House and Senate investigators to provide testimony and information about any contacts he had with people connected to the Russian government.
Cohen told ABC News in an email that he turned down the request because it “was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered.”
Cohen has denied unconfirmed allegations in an unverified dossier about Russia contacts. Cohen had told ABC in January that the allegations were “laughably false.” In April, Cohen said he was considering a lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing the dossier, the Washington Times reported.
The ABC story says Cohen is considered to be Trump’s pitbull for threatening legal action against Trump critics. Squire Patton Boggs recently announced it is forming a “strategic alliance” with Cohen.