Convicted former Trump attorney Michael Cohen just called off his public testimony to Congress early last month, and his spokesman says that Rudy Giuliani did something criminal to provoke the cancellation.
Michael Cohen’s spokesman, lawyer Lanny Davis, went on to ABC News to demand a witness intimidation investigation into both Donald Trump and Giuliani as well.
Trump used his Fox News pulpit to begin an open campaign of intimidation against Michael Cohen after he announced his planned testimony before the House. In the wake of those threats, Davis told ABC’s George Stephanopolous, in a video embedded below, that his client Cohen needs House Democrats to protect him, and for law enforcement to get involved. Davis said:
Let me be very clear; the House of Representatives now has an obligation, a resolution of censure when the President indisputably intimidates and obstructs justice to prevent a witness from testifying, is in order.
So is a federal criminal investigation of Rudy Giuliani for witness tampering…
Calling out a man’s father-in-law and wife in order to intimidate the witness is not fair game.
Davis did not specify Giuliani’s role in intimidating Cohen, which may have happened during discussions between counsel.
Then, Stephanopolous noted with a straight face that House Republicans told him they planned to crank up their propaganda efforts through Fox and Breitbart to smear Cohen after asking him pointless “tough questions.”
Davis was unequivocal in batting back that laughable concern. “The last thing that Michael Cohen fears is partisan hack questions from Republicans,” he told Stephanopolous.
“We expect that,” says Davis.
Unfortunately for Trump, his problem with Cohen’s testimony is about to grow now that the Senate Intelligence Committee has sent him compulsory process to appear as a witness to their panel.
Lanny Davis confirms to @washingtonpost that Cohen has been issued a subpoena by the Senate intelligence committee
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 24, 2019
It’s unlikely that Michael Cohen’s testimony to the Senate Intel investigation will be public, so that is why it’s important that he show up to the House of Representatives to tell the American people Donald Trump’s dirty secrets.
That’s exactly what Cohen’s testimony is going to be: a major airing of dirty laundry. That’s why Trump and Rudy Giuliani have resorted to what top-ranking House Democrats sadly and appropriately labeled as “mob tactics.”
Ironically, the Republican Party’s Trump-driven and miserably failed electoral strategy last November was to falsely label Democrats participating in politics by holding marches to the polls, rallies and sometimes protests as “mob tactics.”
Just last week, the former Trump Organization executive appeared in front of his home for the paparazzi stakeout with his arm in a sling from what his spokesman said was a planned surgery, while the Daily Mail reported he had a budding black eye.
If Michael Cohen could be physically touched, then Donald Trump’s disgruntled former personal attorney has every reason to fear for his family’s safety after America’s President called a hit on them – by investigation or otherwise – on national television.
Here is the video of Lanny Davis on ABC News:
Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen's lawyer, accuses Rudy Giuliani of "witness tampering."
Davis wants a resolution of censure by the House against Trump for obstruction of justice, calls for a criminal investigation of Rudy Giuliani. Via ABC pic.twitter.com/CxjzI4qSTv
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 24, 2019