Michael Cohen’s February 7 testimony before the House Oversight Committee has been indefinitely postponed. Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, cites threats against Cohen’s family from President Trump and his associates, according to the New York Times.
In a statement, Davis said, “By advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date. Mr. Cohen wishes to thank Chairman Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time.” He added, “This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”
Davis points to Trump’s verbal attacks on Cohen and some of his relatives as further proof of the threats made against him.