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Cohen's adviser presses lawmakers on safety concerns after Trump attacks

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

A legal representative for Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen expressed concern to congressional investigators this week about his clients' safety and urged Republicans to rein in the president's attacks on his former fixer. Lanny Davis, Cohen's legal adviser and spokesman, traveled to Capitol Hill in recent days to discuss security and other logistical issues in meetings with House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings and Democratic committee aides. He said he pressed Republicans on Trump's repeated tweets about Cohen's family - particularly his client's father-in-law - urging them to get their party leader to tone down his rhetoric about Cohen. “I'm very concerned about the president of the United States acting like a mobster,” Davis said in a short phone interview Friday, just before an MSNBC appearance. “It'd not be any difference if the ‘don' called somebody telling the truth a ‘rat' and attacked the family and sent the implicit message to beware.” Minutes later, Davis...

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