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House Democrats plan vast Russia probe

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Mueller is just the beginning. House Democrats plan a vast probe of President Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020.

The state of play: The aggressive plans were outlined yesterday by a Democratic member of Congress at a roundtable for Washington reporters. The member said Congress plans interviews with new witnesses, and may go back to earlier witnesses who "stonewalled" under the Republican majority.

Cohen postpones appearance before Senate Intelligence Committee

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump. Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump. Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, has postponed his scheduled closed-door appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to "post-surgery medical needs," his attorney said Monday in a statement.

Details: Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, said that the panel has accepted his client’s request for a delay and that a "future date will be announced by the committee." Cohen recently had shoulder surgery, and he is due to begin a three-year prison sentence on March 6 for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress. He is currently expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 28.

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