New York Judge William Pauley approved the delay Wednesday after Cohen's lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery and prepare for Congressional testimony.
After testifying publicly on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, Feb. 27, Cohen is then scheduled appear in a closed session before the House intelligence committee the next day.
Cohen had agreed to cooperate with federal investigators looking into other matters related to Trump's presidential campaign in exchange for a guilty plea deal. Cohen has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Both panels are run by Democrats. The panel subpoenaed him earlier this year.
"Mr Cohen will only talk about personal experiences and anecdotes over his 10 years working for Mr Trump", Davis said, adding that his client would speak to why he can "no longer defend" Trump and sees him as a threat to the country. "Congress has an obligation under the Constitution to conduct independent and robust oversight of the Executive Branch, and this hearing is one step in that process".
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Cohen postponed his first date with the House Oversight committee, scheduled for February 7, citing threats from Trump and the president's attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani. Soon after that, Cohen postponed a hearing with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension.
That transaction led to Cohen's pleading guilty to the charge of violating campaign finance law.
Fry is accused of downloading and disseminating suspicious activity reports about Cohen, which showed his illegal $130,000 "hush money" payment to Stormy Daniels, legal name Stephanie Clifford, made to stop her from speaking out about an alleged affair with President Donald Trump, and other questionable bank transactions. His new attorney, Michael Monico, told the judge in a letter that because of Cohen's recent surgery, he "needs to undergo intensive post-surgical physical therapy and be monitored by his physician for recovery". Avenatti declined to say how he obtained the records, telling Fox News at the time: "That's my work product and will not be disclosed".
Authorities say that on May 4, 2018, Fry used his access to a government database to look up five SARs on Cohen and called Avenatti "immediately after downloading" the documents.