Cohen Gets Cold Feet – Cummings, Schiff and Nadler Warn: “Not appearing before Congress is not an option”…

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is scheduled to appear in front of the House Oversight Committee and Chairman Elijah Cummings on February 7th.   Cummings, Schiff and Nadler have a plan to use Cohen to build their political resistance effort.

However, today Michael Cohen, through his DNC handler Lanny Davis, attempted to back out of testimony by accusing President Trump of threatening him.

New York – “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” he will postpone appearing, Lanny Davis said in a statement. “This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first,” Davis added. (link)

According to prior communication, as relayed by Representative Jim Jordan, Cohen’s lawyer, Guy Petrillo, said Mr. Cohen would not be able to discuss anything concerning the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.  [Mueller continues to be the shield] Therefore it would appear the Cummings committee intent is to script an impeachment or obstruction narrative without Cohen able to answer specific questions.

It is very likely Cohen’s cooperation with congress was part of the reason why the start of his prison sentence was deferred. With that in mind, Chairman Cummings and Chairman Schiff respond to Cohen and inform him they will not accept his refusal to comply:

“We have received Mr. Cohen’s notice postponing his voluntary appearance in an open hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Reform. We certainly understand the completely legitimate concerns for the safety and security of Mr. Cohen and his family members in light of the attacks last week by President Trump and again this past weekend by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

“As we stated previously with our colleague, Chairman Jerry Nadler of the Judiciary Committee, efforts to intimidate witnesses, scare their family members, or prevent them from testifying before Congress are textbook mob tactics that we condemn in the strongest terms. Our nation’s laws prohibit efforts to discourage, intimidate, or otherwise pressure a witness not to provide testimony to Congress. The President should make no statement or take any action to obstruct Congress’ independent oversight and investigative efforts, including by seeking to discourage any witness from testifying in response to a duly authorized request from Congress.

“We understand that Mr. Cohen’s wife and other family members fear for their safety after these attacks, and we have repeatedly offered our assistance to work with law enforcement to enhance security measures for Mr. Cohen and his family.

“Nevertheless, when our Committees began discussions with Mr. Cohen’s attorney, not appearing before Congress was never an option. We will not let the President’s tactics prevent Congress from fulfilling our constitutionally mandated oversight responsibilities. This will not stop us from getting to the truth. We expect Mr. Cohen to appear before both Committees, and we remain engaged with his counsel about his upcoming appearances.”  [Link to Oversight]

Bottom line – Michael Cohen will be there to testify with Lanny Davis at his side.  Davis knows exactly what he’s doing.  Lanny Davis comes from the same political school as Lee Atwater. The claims of witness intimidation etc. are part of the strategy…. this is all a carefully planned stunt to build up interest.

Lanny Davis knows exactly what he is doing. Everyone has a role to play….

Once you see the strings on the Marionettes, you can never go back to a time where you didn’t see them.

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370 Responses to Cohen Gets Cold Feet – Cummings, Schiff and Nadler Warn: “Not appearing before Congress is not an option”…

  1. dustahl says:

    Cohen is not afraid of Trump but he might be afraid of what some Trump supporter will do to him for corruption and lying about the President,

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    • jeans2nd says:

      No Trump supporter has done nor will do anything to anyone, especially for a political reason. Ever.
      Period.

      From whom/where did you obtain such an impression? Certainly not from Trump supporters. Had you actually been around Trump supporters, you would know Trump supporters are the ones enjoying life, not hurting people.
      How long have you been a progressive Democrat?

      Pro-tip – quit listening/believing Fake News.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Lots of loose talk from Cohen and Lanny Davis. With 5 years in front of him, Cohen is going to tap dance another 10-15 years onto his sentence if he varies from what he has already told Prosecutors.

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  2. sat0422 says:

    I doubt Trump himself is the issue. Perhaps the Dems decided to use Cohen in other ways….Sounds like a real Mafia like group of thieves and liars to me. Money is the great corrupter and it is being chased by Positon Of Power which is a close second. Put them together and you find criminals.

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  3. Chilidog says:

    Did we ever find out why Cohen was banged up the other day?

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  4. pooteeweet says:

    Cohen is going to prison, simple as that. Who cares what he says. I am sure that everyone has a convict they rely on for advice.

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  5. recoverydotgod says:

    It appears to me that Mueller does not want Cohen testifying before congress until the SC is done.

    “TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT DONALD TRUMP—EVERYTHING”: LANNY DAVIS WANTS MICHAEL COHEN TO GO FULL JOHN DEAN
    The Clintonworld legal veteran-turned-P.R. guru thinks Cohen should spill his guts to Congress—and broadcast it live.

    BY ABIGAIL TRACY
    DECEMBER 13, 2018

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/lanny-davis-michael-cohen-donald-trump

    -snip-

    But Davis is continuing to advise Trump’s former “fixer” on how to navigate the post-conviction landscape. Specifically, he said, he wants Cohen to appear before Congress after Robert Mueller concludes his Russia investigation—and dish on his former boss. “I think he should talk about everything,” Davis told me. “Go to Congress, and turn the television cameras on, and tell us all that you know about Donald Trump over the years. Not just about the Mueller investigation—over the years.”

    -snip-

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    • recoverydotgod says:

      IMO, the SC team and the democrats are looking for reactions from Trump to their witness and leaks to the press. It appears Lanny Davis is running the show.

      from 52:20-53:20 at the link below
      Mueller, Brennan, Clapper and Schiff at Mueller’s farewell ceremony back in 2013. They obviously know each other.

      https://www.c-span.org/video/?314330-1/dept-justice-holds-farewell-ceremony-fbi-director-mueller

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      • recoverydotgod says:

        Video of the Lanny Davis/George Stephanopolous interview at the link

        Michael Cohen’s lawyer accuses Rudy Giuliani of ‘witness tampering,’ calls him ‘unhinged’
        New York Daily News
        ELLA TORRES
        Jan 24th 2019 12:40PM

        https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/01/24/michael-cohens-lawyer-accuses-rudy-giuliani-of-witness-tampering-calls-him-unhinged/23651875/

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        • gymcy81 says:

          Is the noise about a supposed worrisome congressional testimony going to be more, or less, a 1-5 hour pleading of the 5th Amendment?
          (to which the dems may claim that it ‘proves their case’ of a investigative process crime… obstruction case….from the SC russia collusion investigation (obfuscation). )

          The S. Counsel may need more time to cover up the dems-russia collusion(s)…
          (in the meantime, without a schedule or budget, $urely there are more sick, distracting, wooden-nickels to offer up as part of the Spec. Counsel one-sided investigation (obfuscation))?

          Remember how long it took for DC to investigate (obfuscate) TWA flight 800? (20 yrs. – and the ‘final’ report excluded witnesses….). Some ask why DC is called a swamp…. for part of an answer, take a look around the Foggy Bottom – and its connections etc.
          (but, be careful of the various, wandering tentacles).

          The wise, selfless, americans do not want a ‘hunger games’ made out of their country.

          imho

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          • recoverydotgod says:

            Lanny just wants Cohen to talk about all the bad things Cohen saw Trump do over the years on national television. That’s all this is about. We are supposed to stop voting for President Trump and just let him be impeached for no good reason other than he supposedly is a bad man, because Michael Cohen says so. For some convoluted reason, apparently, Michael Cohen is a victim of President Trump.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      The Clinton’s fixer Lanny Davis, will see to it that Cohen gets another 10 years, so long as it helps the Clintons and their Russian Fairy Tale.

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  6. Adorable deplorable says:

    Perhaps this whole “I am scared of Trump” routine is another way to try to impeach 45. Just have Cohen say that Trump is threatening a witness and NOW you have obstruction! !

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    • Ronbet says:

      Obstruction is ALREADY part of the plan;Democrats raised it this morning on Television. The script for this ENTIRE mess was written years ago. The players are just now reciting their various parts of this scummy Democrat criminal operation.

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  7. Truth seeker says:

    Once Trump tells Whitaker or Barr that they might want to look into some shady dealings by the father-in-law, Cohen may end up getting Seth Riched,

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  8. Colin the little brown emoji says:

    So much for client-attorney confidentiality…

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  9. SharonLeigh says:

    They want it to be closer to the 2020 Election.. so his lies and theirs will stick and they can replay them during the campaign

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  10. frank field says:

    Oh. He will testify. I wonder what the real reasons are. Tick tick.

    DRAIN IT

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  11. Gary Lacey says:

    The Democrats are hell-bent on impeachment, what is the crime….because….isn’t a crime….impeachment is doomed from the start. This is going to blow up in the Democrats faces!

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  12. I’m going to play devils advocate.

    Cohen and his wife are yanked out of bed and molested, his client records seized, attorney-client privilege is forever compromised. Not just anyone’s but THE PRESIDENT of the USA attorney-client privileges! Cohen appears to have been worked over by someone recently. Paul Manafort was (is?) being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for what exactly?
    Mueller is threatening Gen Flynn’s son? His name was Seth…

    So tell me which of you keyboard warriors are going to spit in the bastards eyes giving the full force of the US gvt can be marshalled to destroy you?
    Oh you are tough? You wouldn’t cave?
    What about when they tell you what will happen to your wife? Children? Grandchildren?
    Ya mudda, ya fadda, your dog.
    What ever you love most in life we will hunt it down and kill it – slowly.
    This is mob tactics not the rule of law.

    The only reason we can rant here is because none of are important.
    Like puppies crying in a basket.

    Better hope VSGDJT has an M.A.D. file…

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  13. robohobo2014 says:

    This is all narrative set up. Prepping the battle space for the rest of the coup when it goes hot.

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  14. mugzey302 says:

    Cohen is a proven liar and fraud, so you’re going to base your case on HIM??! Stupid people. I’m most offended by the taxpayer $ that are being pissed away by these arrogant cabal henchmen using investigations to impede the work of a duly-elected President.

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  15. “Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first,” Davis added without evidence.

    FIFY.

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  16. jameswlee2014 says:

    Has anyone EVER seen Jerome Nadler and Jabba the Hut at the same time??? Hmmm?

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  17. railer says:

    Cohen obviously wants something for his testimony to Congress, and they don’t likely have much to give him, so he’s stalling until they do.

    If Cohen receives cash from some shadowy figures, before he’s sentenced for his crimes, the sentencing judge and the Mueller thugs might take notice for whatever reason. Testimony + compensation = lighter sentencing request? The judge won’t like this, having his courtroom proceedings being bought and sold, and it wouldn’t show well for Mueller either.

    Plus his testimony might ricochet against him, and maybe even help Trump, which isn’t what the Swamp wants.

    This Cohen Congressional testimony was always a sticky situation, for all concerned, perhaps least of all for Trump.

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  18. litlbit2 says:

    Sundance will reveal these clowns scripted playbook including the very bad actors. How much this is going to be to watch stupid people destroying themselves, party, MSM from the new comprised Shi$$hole of the Swamp. The Democrat House of Representative’s. I believe it is also home to Kevin McCarthy🤡

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  19. TrumpWoman45 says:

    Give me a break. 63 million of us know that Trump would never threaten this nut case. Of course there’s a few million that will swallow it hook line and sinker.

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  20. David says:

    All he has to do is say he can’t say anything because of an ongoing FBI investigation…..

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  21. Bruce-Dern's_Finger says:

    Lanny Davis is planning a combination blanket/shank party in prison for Cohen before he squeals to the Feds. i.e., a set-up.

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  22. Doc Moore says:

    Not appearing before Congress IS AN OPTION. One used by many Criminal Democrats. These people really expect everyone to be stupider than they are?

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  23. brenrod says:

    I think their strategy is to claim that trump and guiliani obstructed justice again by threatening the witness cohen. I wish Trump would go dirty and bring them down… if I had his cash I would be having a dossier assembled on each of the political players starting with schiff…. you can bet they are all dirty.

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