Donald Trump's personal lawyer sought for information in Russia probe

Donald Trump's personal lawyer sought for information in Russia probe

Michael Cohen (centre) has been sought after by the House Intelligence Committee

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Donald Trump's personal counsel is on a list of people sought for information as part of the ongoing probe into Donald Trump's links with Russia.

Michael Cohen has been approached by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to be interviewed, along with roughly a dozen others. 

The document represents the first round of interviews, with more likely to follow. 

The longtime lawyer for the President told CBS News he had declined the committee's invitation, because there hadn't been a "single witness, document or piece of evidence" which linked him to the allegations. 

Cohen blasted the invitation for poor phrasing and being overly broad, and also for it being supposedly leaked to the press by members of the committee.