Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, is calling for a criminal investigation into President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for alleged witness tampering.
Davis, who is representing Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer,” told ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “Let me be very clear, the House of Representatives now has an obligation.”
“A resolution of censure when the president of the United States 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.”
Michael Cohen's lawyer blasts Rudy Giuliani, accuses him of "witness tampering."
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Earlier this week, Davis released a statement announcing Cohen would postpone testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7 because of “ongoing threats” his family has received from the president and Giuliani.
“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,” Davis said.
The president has repeatedly denounced Cohen, going so far as to call him a “rat” and claiming Cohen was only cooperating with investigators in order to get a reduced sentence.
“Well, there is no information,” Trump said on Fox News. “But he should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that’s the one that people want to look at.”
Giuliani on Sunday said that the president was “defending” himself by calling out Cohen’s father-in-law, adding that “he may have ties to something called organized crime.”
Davis condemned Trump and Giuliani on Thursday, saying that “calling out a man’s father-in-law and wife in order to intimidate the witness is not fair game.”