Cohen Postpones Capitol Hill Testimony

  • 2019-01-23
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Cohen Postpones Capitol Hill Testimony
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Michael Cohen was scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill but has apparently postponed that citing concerns for his family's safety.

According to The Hill:

Michael Cohen, the former attorney and "fixer" for President Trump who is now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, is postponing his planned congressional testimony next month, citing threats from Trump.

“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 legal adviser 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. This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”

There had been high anticipation surrounding Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee since Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced it earlier in January. The move represented one of the first power plays by House Democrats as they eased into their investigative roles that came with winning the lower chamber's majority.


Trump has stated that he is not worried about Cohen's testimony on the hill and has been on the offensive against his former attorney since Cohen flipped.

 Source: TTN

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