The leaders of the House oversight and intelligence committees said on Wednesday they expect President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen to testify before both panels, despite his decision to postpone his February 7 appearance, citing threats against his family from Trump.
Cohen had been the President's self-described longtime "fixer" and once said he would take a bullet for Mr Trump.
Cohen did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the decision to postpone his testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee.
The report said Mueller's investigators learned about Trump's directive "through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents".
Davis' statement doesn't say whether Cohen will comply with the subpoena.
"There's no evidence that the president told him to lie", Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet the Press".
He has said Mr Trump directed him to break campaign finance laws by making hush-money pay-offs to two women and and that he lied to Congress to hide that negotiations to build a Trump tower in Moscow continued well into the 2016 presidential campaign.
Democrats are considering whether to subpoena Cohen to force him to testify, and at least one senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said he expects Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland to issue such a subpoena.
Michael Cohen chose to turn on his former boss President Donald Trump long ago, but he did it again in pretty stark fashion on Wednesday.
"As we stated previously with our colleague, Chairman Jerry Nadler of the Judiciary Committee, efforts to intimidate witnesses, scare their family members, or prevent them from testifying before Congress are textbook mob tactics that we condemn in the strongest terms", Cummings and Schiff said.
The media is now having a field day with whether President Trump did or didn't pursue a Moscow real estate deal during the election.
"I would say he's been threatened by the truth".
Despite news to the contrary, President Donald Trump is reportedly not upset with attorney Rudy Giuliani after a series of blunders on national television.
"He's only been threatened by the truth", the president said.
Last month, Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison for, among other crimes, allegedly lying to Congress in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into foreign election meddling. Davis said Cohen looked forward to testifying at a later date. Cohen has said he lied to be consistent with Trump's "political messaging" and to minimize the public's understanding of Trump's ties with Russian Federation. He also said he didn't believe Cohen's concerns about security were valid. Tapes? What tapes? There are tapes of the Trump-Cohen conversations about Cohen's intended congressional testimony? BuzzFeed stands by the story and has asked for clarity from Mueller's team.