REPORT: Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen to Testify Before He Reports to Prison
The Senate Intel Committee issued Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen a subpoena Thursday to testify in mid-February, according to CNN.
It is unclear how Michael Cohen will respond.
The Senate Intel Panel traditionally conducts hearings in a closed-door setting, not publicly.
Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison for tax crimes and for lying to Congress and must report to prison by March 6th.
A couple weeks ago, Cohen voluntarily offered to publicly testify to the House Oversight Committee on February 7th.
On Wednesday, Cohen postponed his Congressional hearing citing safety concerns.
Michael Cohen’s Clinton-linked gutter dwelling lawyer Lanny Davis released a statement on Wednesday announcing the postponement of his client’s hearing and accused the President of threatening Cohen’s family.
“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 wishes to thank Chairman Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time,” Lanny Davis said, adding Cohen had to “put his family and their safety first.”
The timing of Cohen’s postponement is interesting given that BuzzFeed just got nuked by Robert Mueller after they floated a conspiracy theory that Cohen lied to Congress on President Trump’s direction.
Perhaps Cohen is avoiding having to go on the record that he’s a liar or perjure himself.
The House Oversight Committee may issue Michael Cohen a subpoena to compel testimony.
According to CNN, a source close to Cohen claims Cohen has the same safety concerns that led him to postpone his testimony to the House Oversight Committee.