BREAKING: Michael Cohen to Delay House Testimony Citing Threats From Trump
Michael Cohen has indefinitely delayed his testimony to Congress. President Trump’s former lawyer was supposed to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee on February 7th.
However, the New York Times reports that he will no longer appear — at least for now. Cohen was invited to testify by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md) and the chairman of the HOC.
But whatever Cohen wants to tell Congress will have to wait. His lawyer Lanny Davis released a statement Wednesday. The statement reads, in part, “By advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date.”
Davis explained that the delay is due to ongoing threats against Michael Cohen and his family. The lawyer added, “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.”
Michael Cohen was Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer. He has admitted to setting up hush money payments for Trump during the 2016 election.
As for the threats to Cohen, the former fixer’s legal team cited attacks from Trump. NBC News reports that the statement cites “ongoing threats against [Cohen’s] family from President Trump” as the main reason for the delay.