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Cohen Resigns From RNC Committee Position Citing Mueller Probe

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen resigned from the Republican National Committee (RNC) Tuesday, citing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as one of the reasons.

“This important role requires the full time attention and dedication of each member. Given the ongoing Mueller and SDNY investigations, that simply is impossible for me to do,” Cohen said in a letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel that was obtained by ABC News.

Cohen also criticized the separation of illegal immigrant children from their families, an issue Trump is currently working to fix with Congress or through executive order. Trump, however, has mentioned he wants comprehensive immigration reform that would fund his border wall, and put an end to both chain migration and the diversity visa lottery system, echoing his zero-tolerance policy toward illegal immigration. (RELATED: McConnell Backs Bill To Keep Immigrant Families Together)

“As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.”

The news comes after a Tuesday report which said Cohen could be “willing to give” information about Trump to investigators.

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