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Senate Intel Leaders’ Statement on the Postponing of Michael Cohen’s Interview Sep 19 2017 WASHINGTON – Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today made the following announcement on the testimony of Michael Cohen:
“We were disappointed that Mr. Cohen decided to pre-empt today’s interview by releasing a public statement prior to his engagement with Committee staff, in spite of the Committee’s requests that he refrain from public comment. As a result, we declined to move forward with today’s interview and will reschedule Mr. Cohen’s appearance before the Committee in open session at a date in the near future. The Committee expects witnesses in this investigation to work in good faith with the Senate.”   ### Press Releases Intelligence
Permalink: https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/9/senate-intel-leaders-statement-on-the-postponing-of-michael-cohen-s-interview (Emphasis our own.)

Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing Posted:Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:19 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/YsAoX_7vDKA/senate-panel-cancels-interview-with-trump-lawyer-asks-him-to-open-hearing-idUSKCN1BU29R

US Senate Intel Committee Invites Cohen to Appear Before the Committee in Open Session WASHINGTON – Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced that the Committee has invited Michael Cohen to appear before the Committee for an open hearing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.”  https://www.burr.senate.gov

Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances Alex Oronov, who had family ties to President’s lawyer, reportedly organised meeting aimed at helping give Russian President control of Crimea“, by Rachel Roberts, Monday 6 March 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ukranian-businesman-russia-and-donald-trump-dies-michael-cohen-michael-flynn-donald-trump-vladimir-a7612866.html

Oronov was reportedly the father-in-law of Michael’s Cohen’s brother, Bryan.

BuzzFeed alleges that Oronov is connected to Topolov who is allegedly connected to Russia mafia crime boss Mogilevich: “BuzzFeed reports, “Before he became President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen worked on behalf of a company controlled by another wealthy and well-connected man: Viktor Topolov, a politician whose associates are members of the Russian and Ukrainian underworld.” https://trumpistanwatch.com/2017/06/12/happy-russia-day-protesters-traitor-trash-trump-endorses-article-v-at-long-last-proving-he-is-also-a-shitty-puppet-more-details-on-trumps-nato-dinner-debacle-america-reduces-everything/

Regarding Trump-Mogilevich ties: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/fbi-doc-mogilevich-org-tied-to-tochtachunov-genovese-all-tied-to-trump-at-least-indirectly-mogilevich-org-planned-to-dump-waste-at-chernobyl-too/

Viktor Topolov appointed Coal Industry Minister “, 19.08.2005, 15:40, UKRINFORM http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/en/publish/article?art_id=20149751&cat_id=244315200

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates“By MEGAN TWOHEY and SCOTT SHANEFEB. 19, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/donald-trump-ukraine-russia.html

All Donald Trump’s team members who are alleged to have had undisclosed contact with Russia officials Allegations continue to swirl around six key figures, by Harriet Agerholm , Thursday 2 March 2017 20:26 GMT. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-team-members-campaign-russia-links-contact-officials-jeff-sessions-michael-flynn-a7607876.html

Bloomberg article on Cohen: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-14/trump-s-in-your-face-lawyer-hits-back-as-russia-testimony-looms

Trump’s chief lawyer carries Ukraine baggage“, Kyiv Post, 24 Feb 2017, BY JOSH KOVENSKY

The pages from the Steele Dossier allegations regarding Cohen mention Rossotrudnichestvo:
Rossotrudnichestvo is “an autonomous Russian federal government agency under the jurisdiction of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossotrudnichestvo

Mother Jones reported 4 years ago: “FBI Probing Whether Russia Used Cultural Junkets to Recruit American Intelligence Assets Did a senior Russian embassy officer set up exchange trips to Moscow to cultivate young, up-and-coming Americans as Russian intelligence assets? by MOLLY REDDEN WED OCT. 23, 2013

The Washington Post reported: “Head of D.C.-based Russian cultural center being investigated as possible spy” By Sari Horwitz, 2013 October 23, “FBI probing whether director of government-run program was secretly recruiting Americans…. For the past 12 years, the program has paid for about 130 Americans to visit Russia…. Rossotrudnichestvo paid for all their expenses, including meals, travel, visa fees and lodging. Most of the trips involved about 25 participants, who sometimes stayed in luxury hotels and met with Russian government officials.” Read the article here: http://wapo.st/164a1A5 The luxury hotels part sounds suspicious.

Steele Dossier allegations regarding Michael Cohen. He says he’s never been to the Czech Republic.
Yellow highlights are in the original:

The Steele Dossier allegations. Some may be true, while some false: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html
On any of this Russia research there is always the risk of false leads being put out and the risk that fall-guys are being created to protect bigger fish.