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Michael Cohen Postpones House Testimony Due To 'Threats'

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Michael Cohen Postpones House Testimony Due To 'Threats'

Michael Cohen Postpones House Testimony Due To 'Threats'

Michael Cohen's lawyer said Wednesday his client is postponing the Feb.

7 congressional testimony, citing threats to his family from President Trump.


Michael Cohen Postpones House Testimony Due To 'Threats'

President Donald Trump's former attorney  Michael Cohen  is postponing an upcoming House testimony, citing threats from the President against his family.  In  a statement  Wednesday, Cohen's lawyer said the threats in question were made "as recently as this weekend," and that his client "looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time."  Cohen had agreed to  publicly testify  before the  House Oversight Committee  on Feb.

7 as the panel looks into a  range of topics  involving the President.  The  chairmen of the Oversight and Intelligence committees  responded, saying they still expect Cohen to appear before the panel at some point, and they won't "let the President's tactics" get in the way of oversight responsibilities.  President Trump also weighed in on the news, telling reporters at the White House: "I would say he's been threatened by the truth.

He's only been threatened by the truth.

He doesn't want to do that probably for me or other of his clients.

He has other clients also, I assume.

And he doesn't want to tell the truth for me or other of his clients."  Last year, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a  Trump Tower  project in Russia and multiple other financial crimes.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison.  Media outlets  report that Elijah Cummings, who chairs the Oversight Committee, could ultimately subpoena Cohen.

Cohen is scheduled to start serving his prison sentence on March 6th.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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