Politics

Trump’s ex-lawyer says threats from US president will delay his House testimony

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday said he would postpone public congressional testimony that was slated for next month, citing “ongoing threats against his family,” allegedly by Trump and lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“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 advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date,” Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said in a statement.

Cohen was scheduled to give a public testimony before the House on February seven before he begins a three-year prison term in March for a range of crimes including lying about the details of a scrapped Trump real-estate project in Moscow and off paying two women in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with the president.

Source: Kuwait News Agency