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.