Lawmakers want to ask Michael Cohen what he knows about Trump’s offer of pardons.

By |2019-03-04T05:28:29-08:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

I’m listening.

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. 

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  1. Anonymous March 4, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Well, it looks like I have to clear my calendar for Wednesday again.
    I believe this is a closed door session, from what I read something came up in last Thursday ‘s close door session and they asked him to come back. The article didn’t mention any reason and not sure if it relates to pardons..maybe Cohen has to review documents or tapes and get back with them with the goodies 🙂

  2. PeePeeTime March 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Golden $hower>. “This idea that the money ‘laundering’, as Steve Bannon is quoted saying in Fire and Fury, is one of the original $in$.”

  3. anonymous March 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    “Presidential harassment has been his new catchphrase”

    “Democrats are using Trump’s own lies against him to get his tax returns.”

  4. $BM~JB$~MB$ March 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    “The only member of Trump’s inner circle who did not receive document requests is Ivanka Trump,”
    “Receiving document requests were Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica, parent entity the SCL Group, and Trump campaign data expert Brad Parscale. Among the materials sought by investigators are “discussions or attempts to provide or receive election information… with, to or from foreign entities or individuals in connection with the 2016 U.S. presidential primary or general elections.”

    From David Pecker and his American Media Inc., “documents relating to any payment, or discussions regarding any actual or potential payment” involving Cohen and so-called catch-and-kill efforts to quash negative stories about Trump during Trump’s candidacy and presidency.

    From Blackwater founder and potential Trump diplomatic backchannel Erik Prince, as well as current Prince venture Frontier Services Group, any material about Russia, lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia, “the contents of meetings between President Trump and Vladimir Putin, and any contacts during the campaign or transition “with or regarding the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia.””

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