The Former lawyer of the US President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen blamed that he had got threatening from the President and forced to postpone the decided attestation in Congress. The attorney of Cohen Lanny Davis told in a revolutionary statement that both US President and his new personal counsel Rudy Giuliani had threatened Cohen and his family, pushing him to dismiss his appearance before the Oversight Committee of the White House, where he was supposed to discuss his work for the President.
The attorney Cohen Lanny Davis told, “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 the advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date ”.
He added, “ This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first”. The allegation of the threat revealed to link to the frequent attacks by Rudy Giuliani and the US President Trump against Cohen that made indistinct references to the father-in-law of Cohen, Fima Shusterman. While the reporters wanted to know if he had menaced his ex-top aide, the US President replied: “You know I would say he’s been threatened by the truth, he’s only been threatened by the truth. ”
The Democrat, Elijah Cummings who directs the Oversight Committee, and White House Intelligence Committee Chief Adam Schiff, recommended Cohen was the victim of illegal spectator threat.
They said in a statement, “Efforts to intimidate witnesses, scare their family members, or prevent them from testifying before Congress are textbook mob tactics that we condemn in the strongest terms ”.