Michael Cohen postpones congressional testimony, claims ‘threats’ from President Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Trump’s veiled threats of blackmail or extortion on Cohen’s father-in-law are illegal. In my opinion, rather than depending on Congress to do more than use strong words, Cohen should file a criminal complaint against Guiliani and Trump.

The Secular Jurist

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and longtime fixer, announced through a spokesman Wednesday that he wouldn’t testify before Congress on Feb. 7 because of “threats” from the president.

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“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,” said Lanny Davis, a Cohen spokesman. “This is a time when Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”

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Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  Two weeks ago, I wrote the following regarding Michael Cohen’s scheduled congressional testimony:

Knowing Trump as Americans do now after two tumultuous years in office, it is conceivable that the president…

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Posted on 01/23/2019, in politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Two sides to a story

    Add another crime to the list of T offenses!

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  2. I completely agree. Cohen should immediately file criminal complaints against these two fascists. He could request a cease-and-desist order, a restraining order; and, he could press charges such as harassment and the issuing of a criminal threat (i.e. intimidation).

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  3. Dear Xena,

    It infuriates me that President Trump can issue threats to intimidate a witness like Michael Cohen out in open, with hardly a ripple. Am I living in the USA or the US of the Soviet Union?.

    I can’t tell what Michael Cohen to do hearing in secret as GOP lawmakers would leak information. Mr. Cohen has every right to be in fear for his and his family’s well being.

    But I would do a video with FBI approval to make his story, public. Once his story is out there, this is a kind of shield. He has good friends who could help him with this.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda,
      That’s a good idea in order to document things in the event threats are carried out. It’s not a due process protection where Cohen testifies under oath and is subject to cross-examination, however. Cohen was Trump’s fixer. He is/was skilled making threats by inference or veiled, so he recognized when those types of threats are being made on him. While there is controversy over whether a sitting president can be charged with a crime, Guiliani has no such immunity and his witness tampering or other charges should be taken before a grand jury

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  4. Getting serious down there.
    When are we going to see an end to this situation?

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    • I’ve asked myself the same questions. There are so many people involved, and the revolving door to the White House doesn’t help either.

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  5. This is just crazy and these threats make 45 and Giuliani look super guilty.

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