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Trump’s ‘witness tampering’ may succeed with Michael Cohen who fears for his family says attorney Lanny Davis

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Public testimony by longtime Donald Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen before the House Oversight Committee was expected to one of the most exciting Capitol Hill events since Democrats took control of the House of Representative in the 2018 midterm elections.

But it might not happen.

Cohen advisor and former attorney Lanny Davis said to MSNBC’s Ari Melber that Cohen was “considering” whether to testify in light of President Trump’s attacks on his family.

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Melber played a clip of Trump calling in to Fox News to attack Cohen’s father-in-law.

“Has that an impact on Mr. Cohen, as we’ve seen reports about?” Melber asked.

“Very much so,” Davis replied. “He is very concerned — as is his family — that a bully in the bully pulpit named Donald Trump calls out a member of his family and he’s also called out other members of his family, using the White House platform on a national television show.”

“Let me be very clear here, this is a definition of witness tampering and intimidation and could be obstruction of justice,” Davis charged.

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“You’re saying in this interview tonight, as Mr. Cohen’s adviser, you view what the president is doing already as illegal tampering?” Melber asked.

“There is no question that his threatening and calling out his father-in-law who, ‘has all of the money’ is not only improper and unseemly for a bully using the bully pulpit of the presidency, but the very definition of intimidation and witness tampering — especially a witness about to appear before a Congressional committee to tell the truth about what he knows about Donald Trump, by definition that deserves a criminal investigation,” Davis answered.

“Do you, from your dealings with Mr. cohen and others view the president as trying to make good on this threat?” Melber asked.

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“There is genuine fear and it has caused Michael Cohen to consider whether he should go forward or not and he’s not yet made a final decision,” Davis revealed.

“Are you saying tonight the testimony may be off?” Melber asked.

“I would just say that the exact words that he’s considering whether to go forward in light of the concerns about his family,” Davis replied. “My guess is that he won’t let a bully silence him, but I can tell you that he is still considering whether to do this or not.”

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Morning Joe drops bomb on Trump about impeachment support in states he desperately needs in 2020

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Kicking off Tuesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted out the latest polling numbers about support for impeachment in key battleground states and let Donald Trump know he is deeply underwater.

Jumping right into it, the Brzezinski said, "Half of voters in six states that helped carry Trump to victory in 2016 say they support the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president. According to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll put that support at 50 percent of voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona -- 45 percent say they oppose."

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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

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