It's a "he said, he said" where the "he" - no matter who he is - has a credibility problem. He also badly wanted to work at the White House.
Citing the congressional hearings and Mueller investigation and 130,000 Dollars payment to Stormy Daniels as examples of his work, Cohen took the legal action. His representative, Lanny Davis, has repeatedly had to walk back and amend statements about what Cohen knew and when. During that time period, he directed his attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon at one point with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani as well as other lawyers advising President Trump.
Trump repeated this sentiment to reporters on Thursday, saying that Cohen's assertion was "a stone-cold lie".
One of the few hopeful signs for Mr. Trump in the poll was that by a 59 percent to 35 percent tally, voters believed that Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against him. After Cohen testified to the committee that he had never been interested in a job at the White House and in fact had been offered jobs and turned them down, a CNN panel pointed out once the hearing ended that earlier reporting contradicted this claim. "It seems now that we live in an age of total confusion". According to Jordan, Cohen has lied to the Oversight Committee at least seven times on a wide range of topics, including his alleged request for a presidential pardon.
And where voters approved by a 41-36-percent count congressional Democrats' handling of the Cohen hearing, only 25 percent approved of Republicans' conduct while 51 percent gave it a thumbs-down. Davis explained in a statement that when Cohen said he had "never" asked for a pardon, "never", in essence, had a start date of "after July 2, 2018".
Cohen is also accused of lying to the House Oversight Committee about asking to be pardoned by President Trump.Читайте также: Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 149 passengers crashes
When Napolitano's column came out, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had still not been sentenced to 47 months in prison, far below the guideline sentencing range for his crimes.
"I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Trump", Cohen claimed.
However, the veracity of Cohen's testimony about asking for "never" asking for a pardon was somewhat contradicted by his current lawyer, Lanny Davis, who released a statement Thursday noting that Cohen had expressed interest in a presidential pardon after the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched his home last April. "He lied!" Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One while en route to inspect damage from deadly tornados in Alabama.
'Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon, Trump said on Twitter yesterday. But regarding Cohen's pardon testimony, Lane said he could "see it either way" on whether Trump or Cohen was being truthful, adding that Cohen could have gone to "intermediaries" instead of the president.
He reacted to Trump Friday, tweeting: "Just another set of lies by @POTUS @realdonaldtrump". "Mr. President" he wrote, before invoking the women whose hush-money payments he helped facilitate.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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