Cohen Questioning Whether He Should Testify After Trump Attacks On His Family

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018 in New York City. Cohen is set to be sent... NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018 in New York City. Cohen is set to be sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty in August to several charges, including multiple counts of tax evasion, a campaign finance violation and lying to Congress. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 17, 2019 8:39 a.m.

President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is questioning whether publicly testifying before Congress is a smart move and is growing increasingly concerned about his family’s safety because of Trump’s frequent public attacks, ABC News reported.

According to sources close to Cohen who spoke to ABC, Cohen worries that Trump is trying to intimidate him with his frequent public attacks, often calling Cohen “weak” and a “rat.” During an interview with Fox News over the weekend, Trump suggested that Cohen’s father-in-law should be probed because “that’s the money in the family.”

Cohen is concerned that the remarks will inspire an “unstable person to target him or his family,” in ABC’s words.

Cohen is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee in February, one month before he is set to turn himself over to authorities to serve his three-year prison sentence for various financial crimes. Cohen’s sentence was significantly reduced because he’s agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.

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