Cohen, who has been a close adviser to Trump for years and was a campaign surrogate, confirmed to both outlets that the House and Senate intelligence committees requested “information and testimony” from him, but he chose not to comply.
“I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” he said in an email to ABC News.
After Cohen informed the legislators that he would not cooperate in their investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted last Thursday to grant chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) “blanket authority” to issue subpoenas to anyone they think is relevant to their investigation.
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