House chairmen put Donald Trump on notice after he tries to intimidate Michael Cohen, who is set to testify publicly on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7.
Trump went on Jeanine Pirro’s show on Fox News and tried to intimidate his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who implicated him as “individual 1” in court documents concerning the hush money payments before the 2016 presidential election.
Trump told Pirro that Michael Cohen should “give information maybe on his father-in-law” during his upcoming testimony.
Reps. Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler, who chair the House Intelligence, House Oversight and the House Judiciary committees, respectively, have put Trump on notice that he should tread very carefully.
“The integrity of our process to serve as an independent check on the Executive Branch must be respected by everyone, including the President,” the men said in a joint statement.
“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.”