Lawyer: Panel delays interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says that the Senate Intelligence Committee chose to postpone his closed-door interview.

Michael Cohen says the postponement happened after he was in the committee’s offices for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning. He did not give a reason for the delay, referring questions to the committee.

The committee is one of several congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the presidential race and potential ties to the Trump campaign. Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are conducting their own criminal investigation.

Cohen says in a prepared statement to the committee that he never saw any “hint” of Trump being involved in Russia’s election meddling. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the statement.

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