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Michael Cohen postpones his congressional testimony after Trump threatens his family

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Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen announced on Wednesday that he is postponing his planned congressional testimony while citing threats made against his family by President Donald Trump.

In a statement first reported by the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, Cohen attorney Lanny Davis said that Cohen would postpone his testimony due to “ongoing threats” that Trump made against Cohen’s family “as recently as this weekend.”

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Davis said that Cohen would be happy to testify before Congress at a later date but “this is a time when Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”

Late last week, Trump issued a threat against Cohen’s father-in-law, whom the president has in the past insinuated could be prosecuted for assorted crimes.

Additionally, as Haberman notes, Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro over the weekend that prosecutors and reporters ought to be looking into Cohen’s family.

Cohen had been scheduled to testify about his past work with Trump on February 7th.

Read the whole statement below.

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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