Former lawyer sought Trump pardon said Michael Cohen's attorney
Mar 08, 2019 03:31 PM EST
WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen directed his former lawyer to approach President Donald Trump about a pardon, his current attorney confirmed Thursday.
But Lanny Davis said the revelation does not conflict with his client's congressional testimony in late February in which Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, claimed he never asked for a pardon.
In a statement Thursday, Davis stressed that Cohen's willingness to explore a pardon ended when Cohen pulled out of a joint defense agreement with the president's legal team. He said that was when Cohen "authorized me as a new lawyer to say publicly Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from President Trump even if offered."