Cohen postpones congressional testimony, cites ‘threats against his family’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, had been slated to appear before lawmakers to answer questions next month ahead of a prison sentence set to start the following month.

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In a statement on Wednesday, he confirmed that his appearance has been indefinitely postponed.

“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,” the statement explained.

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