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L'Affaire Cohen

Michael Cohen finds hard drive with files he thinks Congress should see

Michael Cohen's attorneys sent lawmakers a letter on Thursday, letting them know that President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer has more information to offer.

In the letter, Lanny Davis and Michael Monico revealed that Cohen recently found a hard drive with "substantial" files on it, which might be helpful to investigators, CNN reports. In February, Cohen testified in front of lawmakers, accusing Trump of financial fraud. This came two months after he was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.

Cohen is scheduled to report to prison on May 6, but Davis and Monico requested that lawmakers intervene and ask the Southern District of New York to postpone his arrival, so he can have time to review the hard drive's files and be "readily accessible and immediately available to provide ongoing assistance to Congress in order for it to fulfill its executive branch oversight responsibilities." His attorneys are also hopeful that by cooperating even further, his sentence will be reduced.