Former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen has just postponed his testimony to Congress, citing “ongoing threats” from President Donald Trump and Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. Cohen was slated to testify, voluntarily, on February 7.
“This is a time when Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first,” Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis said in this statement:
Per Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen’s trip to Capitol Hill will be postponed to a later date. pic.twitter.com/YeEE3BLPBp
— Emily Jane Fox (@emilyjanefox) January 23, 2019
President Trump repeatedly has urged an investigation into Cohen’s father-in-law. One example, from Saturday:
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
MSNBC’s Katy Tur says Cohen has said his wife and father-in-law are personally frightened.
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