Michael Cohen Says He’s Postponing Testimony Due To Threats From Donald Trump
Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has postponed his testimony before a House panel due to threats made against him by Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani.
“Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani, as recently as this weekend, as well as Mr. Cohen’s continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, by advice of counsel,” Lanny Davis said in a statement.
“This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first,” he added.
As we reported, Cohen was set to testify before the House on Feb. 7. When faced with the allegations, Trump responded by saying that Cohen has “only been threatened by the truth.”
The Republicans report that Cohen’s lawyer, Guy Petrillo, sent them a letter saying Cohen would not be able to testify until further notice. This means that he will not be able to talk about Trump paying him to bribe a playboy model and pornstar about his affairs.
He would also not be able to talk about claims he made that Trump was involved in building real estate in Russia.
Cohen is scheduled to surrender March 6, it is not clear when he will reschedule his testimony.