Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen might back out of a congressional hearing scheduled for February, the former Trump lawyer’s adviser said Thursday.
In an appearance on MSNBC, Lanny Davis said Cohen is reconsidering whether to testify before Congress because of comments from President Donald Trump about Cohen’s father-in-law.
“There is genuine fear and it causes Michael Cohen to consider whether he should go forward or not. And he’s not yet made a final decision,” Davis told MSNBC’s Ari Melber.
Trump took aim at Cohen’s father-in-law during an interview Saturday with Fox’s Jeanine Pirro.
“[Cohen] should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that’s the one that people want to look at,” Trump said.
“Because where does that money — that’s the money in the family. And I guess he didn’t want to talk about his father-in-law — he’s trying to get his sentence reduced.”
“So it’s pretty sad,” Trump continued. “It’s weak and it’s very sad to watch a thing like that.”
Trump’s remarks garnered an immediate rebuke from Democrats who accused the Republican of witness intimidation and tampering.
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