🔺TO TESTIFY OR NOT TO TESTIFY
Cohen planned to testify publicly to Congress on February 7th, but now Cohen advisor Lanny Davis says he (Cohen) is second-guessing doing so. His apprehension comes after President Trump gave an interview on Fox News in which Trump brought up Cohen’s father-in-law, noting “He [Cohen] should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that's the one that people want to look at”. Cohen’s father-in-law has seen legal trouble in the past and is known (from court docs and search warrants) to have loaned $20 million dollars to a Chicago cab company run by a Ukrainian immigrant.
While Cohen’s father-in-law is also an immigrant from Ukraine, Judge Jeanine Pirro asked ‘who his father-in-law is’, Trump replied, "I don't know, but you'll find out”. Lanny Davis told reporters “There is genuine fear and it has caused Michael Cohen to consider whether he should go forward or not, and he has not made a final decision” and also added that Trump’s interview and mention of Cohen’s father-in-law is evidence of witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
Rep. Adam Schiff stated to CBS that he would like Cohen to testify voluntarily or, if necessary, by subpoena. Schiff added, “Congress has a fundamental interest in two things: First, in getting to the bottom of why a witness came before us and lied, and who else was knowledgeable that this was a lie”.
Adding to the complexity, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, confirmed with Trump that, “The president never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony”. However, Giuliani did note that Trump and Cohen likely spoke about the Trump Tower in Moscow project through his campaign and up to the election.
In December, Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison for illegal hush-money payments to two women to help Trump in 2016 and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. He also admitted to paying for rigging polls to skew them in Trump’s favor.
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