WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former non-public lawyer is suspending his public testimony to Congress.
Michael Cohen is not going to appear as scheduled sooner than the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7.
Cohen’s adviser Lanny Davis says the delay is on the advice of Cohen’s authorized professionals on account of Cohen’s nonetheless cooperating specifically counsel Robert Mueller’s (MUHL’-urz) Russia investigation.
Davis moreover says Cohen has acquired threats.
The Democratic-led committee is investigating hush-money funds by way of the 2016 advertising and marketing marketing campaign to silence ladies who claimed to have had intercourse with Trump. Prosecutors say Trump directed Cohen to make the funds as a method to quash potential scandals by way of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign.
Trump’s denied having an affair.
Cohen has pleaded accountable to lying to Congress about his place in a Trump enterprise proposal in Russia considered by way of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign.