Trump’s personal lawyer moves to center of Russia probe

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President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has emerged as a focus of the congressional investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, a new report said Tuesday.

Cohen told ABC News that House and Senate investigators asked him “to provide information and testimony” about contacts he had with the Kremlin or people close to it — but added that he would not cooperate for now.

“I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” Cohen told the network in an email Tuesday.

But that was not the end of the issue.

The Senate Select Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to grant the panels leaders the authority to issue subpoenas in the case.

Cohen, a close confidante of the president, plays the role of Trump’s “pitbull,” according to ABC, for his tough tactics and legal threats against critics of the administration.