May 30, 2017 / 4:37 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. Congress' Russia probes expand to Trump's personal lawyer - ABC News

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President Donald Trump makes remarks at the Amphitheater after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Memorial Day observance, Arlington, Virginia, U.S., May 29, 2017.Mike Theiler/Files

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional investigations into alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 U.S. election and potential ties to President Donald Trump's associates have expanded to include his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, ABC News reported on Tuesday.

Citing a statement from Cohen, ABC News said he confirmed that he had been asked to provide information and testimony to investigators in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but that he declined because "the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered."

Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Frances Kerry

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