"I do not get involved in sentencing matters as a practice," Schiff, a California Democrat, told CNN Monday when asked about Cohen's request. "
Cohen is scheduled to start a three-year prison sentence on May 6 after he pleaded guilty to financial crimes, campaign finance violations and lying to the congress.
Cohen's lawyers wrote last week's letter that he had only recently accessed a new hard drive with millions of files that could be helpful to investigators. They also argue that Cohen's congressional testimony had demonstrated his cooperation both with Congressional probes and criminal investigations with President Donald Trump and his businesses.
In his testimony earlier this year, Cohen accused Trump, for whom he once worked as his longtime personal "We hope that this memorandum will show that Mr. Cohen needs to be readily accessible and immediately available to provide ongoing assistance to the Congress, in order to comply with it."
its executive branch oversight responsibilities, "the letter states. "However, with 30 days left before he surrendered to the prison, time is no longer a luxury he is capable of."
Schiff said he was nonetheless interested in receiving any new information from Cohen, regardless of his sentence. [19659008"WecontinuetoencourageMrCohentoprovideuswithanymaterialshehasthatarerelevanttoourinvestigation"Schiffsaid"Wewillcontinuetodosoandhopethathehasadditionalinformationtooffer"