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Trump Confidant Rejects Any Collusion In Russia Election Interference

Long-serving Trump attorney Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Updated at 11:48 a.m. E.D.T.

Donald Trump's longtime lawyer repeated his sweeping rejection of allegations that he played a key role in a purported back-channel relationship between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential race.

In a four-page statement for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen denies ever engaging with Russians or anyone else to interfere in the election. He also says he never

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