Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer of President Trumps and a convicted felon in the Russian collusion case postponed his highly anticipated testimony before Congress next month because of “ongoing threats” he claims coming from the President and his legal team.
In a statement on Wednesday, Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said “This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.” without details of the impending threat on Cohen, he concluded “Cohen looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time.”
This came shortly after the poorly sourced and wrong story peddled by BuzzFeed made the phony claim that the president directed Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of discussions in early 2016 involving a possible Trump Tower construction project in Moscow.
But in response to this claimed threats, President Trump said Cohen was only threatened by the truth and nothing more.
In Trumps words- “I would say he’s been threatened by the truth. He’s only been threatened by the truth.”
This was not the end for Cohen, as President Trump also Slammed him on Twitter Calling him a bad lawyer who’s using a crooked lawyer for defense.
So interesting that bad lawyer Michael Cohen, who sadly will not be testifying before Congress, is using the lawyer of Crooked Hillary Clinton to represent him – Gee, how did that happen? Remember July 4th weekend when Crooked went before FBI & wasn’t sworn in, no tape, nothing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019