Courtesy of WaPo:
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.
Cohen has said publicly he never asked for — and would not accept — a pardon from Trump. But people familiar with the matter said his knowledge on the topic seems to extend beyond that statement.
Privately, lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence committees pressed Cohen last week on whether he had had any discussions about a possible pardon and, if so, when and with whom those conversations took place, the people said. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the testimony was not public.
It was not immediately clear what, if anything, Cohen told lawmakers to spark their interest. Depending on the details, such pardon talks could be incendiary, suggesting an effort to dissuade Cohen from cooperating with law enforcement.
Cohen is to return to talk with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
Well, this is an interesting new twist.
I had earlier thought that since Cohen did not suggest that Trump had offered him a pardon, he had nothing to say on the topic.
But if Cohen was around when Trump discussed offering OTHERS a pardon that would be very damning testimony indeed.
Well, it looks like I have to clear my calendar for Wednesday again.