The indications of Michael Cohen's house were postponed
Democrats are now considering whether to call Cohen to force his testimony before he appears in jail next month, and at least one senior Democracy Home Democrat said he expects President Ilia Kummings of Maryland to issue a subpoena .
"Due to constant threats against his family by President Trump and Mr Giuliani, as well as this weekend, as well as Mr Cohen's continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, through counsel from a lawyer, Mr. Cohen's advent will be postponed to a later date, "Cohen Laney Davis's lawyer said in a statement." Mr. Cohen wishes to thank President Cummings for allowing him to appear before the Home Supervision Committee and looks forward to testifying at the right time. "
Davis added," This is the time when Mr. Cohen had to left his family and his safety first. "
Source told CNN on Wednesday that Cohen's wife and father-in-law feel threatened by comments from President and Juliani, Trump's lawyer, Cohen's intention to testify, but he is had reservations ̵
1; and hesitant – because of concerns about his family, referring to Trump and Juliani's statements, the source said.
Cohen's decision raises the question of whether he will eventually testify in public. He responds in prison for a three-year sentence on March 6th.
Asked on Wednesday about Cohen, citing threats against him and his family, Trump said, "Well, I'd say he's threatened with the truth."
Cummings and intelligence services chief Adam Shiff seeking Cohen's testimony , issued a joint statement in which she was ashamed by Trump and Giuliani for "an effort to intimidate witnesses, scare their family members, or prevent their testimonies from Congress
" We understand that Mr Cohen's wife and other members the family are afraid of theirs and security after these attacks, and we have repeatedly offered our help to work with law enforcement to strengthen security measures for Mr Cohen and his family. " Cammings and Schiff say:
But the Democratic Party Chairman said they still expect Cohen to testify. Earlier on Wednesday, Schiff said he was ready to call Cohen if he would not testify voluntarily.
"When our committees began discussing with Mr Cohen's lawyer, they did not appear before Congress, they never had the opportunity," MEPs said. "We will not allow the President's tactics to prevent Congress from fulfilling our constitutional responsibilities … We are expecting Mr Cohen to appear before the two committees and we remain committed to his advice on his forthcoming appearances."  After Cohen's public testimony was announced earlier this month, the president attacked him in an interview with Fox by offering without evidence that he knew of the damaging information about the family of Cohen.
Twitter, the president added, "Lie to reduce your prison, watch a father-in-law!"
Juliane appeared in the weekend's news, including CNN, where he called Cohen a "serial liar." At CNN's Union of America, host Jake Chatter asked Juliani that Trump's repeated calls to investigate members of Cohen's family before Cohen's previously planned testimony did not pose a threat to a witness or an obstacle to justice. to make Trump's TV attorney "data-src-mini =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-small-169.jpg "data-src-xsmall =" / /cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-medium-plus-169.jpg "data-src-small =" http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/ assets / 181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-large-169.jpg "data-src-medium =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-exlarge-169.jpg "data-src-large =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-super-169.jpg "data-src-full16x9 =" // cdn.cnn.com /cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018-full-169.jpg "data-src-mini1x1 =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181217161940-rudy-giuliani-5172018- small-11.jpg "data-request-load =" not-loaded "data-eq-pts =" mini: 0 " / gif; base64, R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP /////// wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI + py + 0Po5yUFQ
"So we distort the justice system, just to find Donald Trump, will we it hurt so much, "Giuliani replied. When Tupper asked whether it was good to go after Cohen's father-in-law, Juliane replied: "This is if the father-in-law is a criminal."
In December, Trump was asked in an interview with Fox News. about Cohen's co-operation with special advisor Robert Muller, and he suggested that Cohen had made a deal to "keep his wife out of trouble" and his father
The next day Cohen said Trump was wrong in an interview with ABC News.
"He does not know, he knows the truth, I know the truth, others know the truth, and here's the truth: the people of the United States of America, the people of the world, do not believe that," Cohen says. Sadly, I have to take responsibility for his dirty affairs. "
But New York prosecutors threatened former Trump's lawyer with many other accusations that could also be hinted at by his wife
In the Manhattan case Cohen's tax office has been closely related to his family members, including his father-in-law Fima Shusterman, of whom Cohen has bought some medallions , says CNN Schusterman, who emits who was found guilty in Ukraine, was found guilty in 1993 of a financial crime related to taxi business, according to court documents.
During his purchases of medallion charges, Cohen and his wife took out several loans of undefined value, the medallions as collateral, according to CNN reports.His wife, Laura Cohen, was not mentioned in the search warrant that was used to obtain documents for Cohen's borrowing documents and other paper-related documents, CNN reported.
The Democrats of the Supervisory Committee say they expect Cammings to attend a subpoena. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said he spoke to Cammings, and the "huge consensus" among committee members was that Cohen should be summoned. Lynch said that Cummings had met the Democrats in their panel before making a final decision.
"I believe President Cummings will introduce the summoning process," Lynch said. "He meets with other members of the commission right now, but so far I think the prevailing consensus is that we have to go on with a subpoena."
Rep. Jerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat at the committee, said he had not spoken to Cummings yet, but he supported a subpoena to let the public hear his story. "I will support a subpoena, though reluctant," Connelly said. , "This is not a reluctant witness, at least until now, and the reason for his reluctance is not our committee, and the client he fears puts his family at risk."
But Republicans from Congress criticize Cummings for a hearing with Cohen, accusing Democrats of "political theater." Representative Jim Jordan, the most senior republic of the Supervisory Committee, said the decision to call Cohen was up to Comings. But Jordan and spokesman Mark Meadows issued a letter Tuesday to raise questions about the usefulness of Cohen's testimony when many topics were closed, citing a conversation with Davis
Meadows dismissed Cohen's fears that he was threatened by the president . "No, you're talking about a tweet," Meadows said. "I can say that a congressional hearing, which is narrow in scope, is not a real congressional hearing, so you can not go in and just talk about your feelings about someone and you do not really have a healthy back and forth."
This story has been updated with further developments on Wednesday. Gloria Borger, Lauren Fox and Eli Watkins contributed to this report