Michael Cohen, the former fixer/attorney for President Donald Trump back before he was President, asked congress to postpone his hearing in front of them. His reason? The witness tampering by the President and his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
That’s right, President Trump and Rudy Giuliani have so intimidated Cohen, which has lead to what he calls “ongoing threats against my family,” that he postponed the public congressional hearing that was scheduled for February 7.
CNN reports Democrats are now considering whether to subpoena Cohen to give his testimony before he reports to prison in just a few weeks. One senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said he expects Chairman Elijah Cummings to issue a subpoena.
“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, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date,” Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said in a statement.
“Mr. Cohen wishes to thank Chairman Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time.” Davis added, “This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”
CNN also reports that Cohen’s wife and father-in-law feel threatened by comments by Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney.
Former ethics advisor to President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, sees the announcement as an excellent time for a little reminder: