Michael Cohen prison date pushed back to May 6

Michael Cohen’s lawyers requested the delay in a letter to a judge Wednesday citing a “serious surgical procedure” that requires extensive physical therapy

Michael Cohen’s lawyers requested the delay in a letter to a judge Wednesday citing a “serious surgical procedure” that requires extensive physical therapy

Jim Jordan says if Cohen does come to testify on Capitol Hill the House will be focused on getting the truth out to the American people.

A NY federal judge on Wednesday granted former Trump fixer Michael Cohen a two-month delay for when he must report to prison.

In a letter to Judge William Pauley, one of Cohen's lawyers asked that the date be pushed back to May 6 so Cohen can recover from shoulder surgery and prepare for upcoming testimony before Congress.

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"Doing so will required Mr. Cohen to spend substantial time in preparation that will limit the time he has to get his affairs in order and spend time with his family, especially given such a short period between the anticipated hearings and the present reporting date", Monico wrote. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension.

Cohen notably told prosecutors that Trump directed him to arrange illegal hush payments to two alleged former lovers ahead of the 2016 election. "In addition, he will be able to prepare for the expected testimony next week before Congressional Committees, which he welcomes". He was sentenced to three years behind bars and ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution and a $50,000 fine, and forfeit $500,000. The surgery is presumably for the same shoulder ailment that Cohen cited in delaying his appearance before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month.

Cohen was previously scheduled to enter prison on March 6 to serve his three-year sentence for campaign finance violations, lying to Congress and tax and bank fraud. The president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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