Is Cohen Begging For A Pardon?

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Under oath to the House Oversight Committee, Cohen said “I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from President Trump.” This statement was later revealed as one of Cohen’s many lies.

“An attorney for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, raised the possibility of a pardon with attorneys for the president and his company after federal agents raided Mr. Cohen’s properties in April, according to people familiar with the discussions,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

“Conversations among those parties are now being probed by congressional investigators, according to document requests issued Monday by the House Judiciary Committee to dozens of Trump associates, including one of the president’s current lawyers and Mr. Cohen.”

It was unclear if Cohen was behind the request for pardon. “Mr. Cohen stands by his testimony before the House Oversight Committee,” a spokeswoman told the Journal.

In the testimony Cohen stated: “I have lied but I am not a liar. … I have fixed things, but I am no longer your fixer, Mr. Trump.” Also during questioning Cohen repeated his statement saying he never asked for a pardon and that he wouldn’t take a presidential pardon if offered one.

“Lawmakers are investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons — which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice, people familiar with the matter said,” the Post reported.

“Michael Cohen’s book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before. He must have forgotten about his book when he testified. What does Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, say about this one. Is he being paid by Crooked Hillary. Using her lawyer?” the president wrote in a tweet.

Trump continued stating “Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited! … and the fraudulent and dishonest statements he made on Wednesday. No way, it’s time to stop this corrupt and illegally brought Witch Hunt. Time to start looking at the other side where real crimes were committed. Republicans have been abused long enough. Must end now!”

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