Michael Cohen Postpones Congressional Testimony Because Trump Threatened His Family
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen says that he is postponing his planned congressional testimony because of threats made against his family by Trump.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reports that Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said that Cohen would postpone his testimony due to “ongoing threats” that Trump made against Cohen’s family “as recently as this weekend”:
That was apparently in reference to a tweet that Trump made against Cohen’s father-in-law on Twitter on Jan. 18:
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
Haberman notes that Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro over the weekend that prosecutors and reporters ought to be looking into Cohen’s family:
Recall that the president told @JudgeJeanine last weekend that media and prosecutors ought to be looking into Cohen's family, suggesting a look at private citizens. One in a series of suggestions that Cohen family be pursued that POTUS has made.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 23, 2019
(Source: Twitter, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)