fresh attacks on his credibility amid accusations that he lied to Congress during his explosive testimony last week.
Trump’s former attorney told lawmakers that he had never asked for and would not ac
cept a pardon from Trump. Yet multiple sources told CNN’s Gloria Borger that the prospect of a par
don was raised more than once between Cohen’s lawyer and attorneys representing the President.
The matter is being investigated in Congress following Cohen’s public and private testimony before three congressional committees over the past two weeks.
In question is whether there was an effort to seek a pardon or offer a pardon in exchange for
the cooperation who will go to prison in May after admitting tax and financial crimes and lying to Congress.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who chairs the House Oversight Com
mittee, said he told Cohen that he would “nail you to the cross” if he did not tell the truth to lawmakers again.
”I’m going to study the transcript first, that’s No. 1. I’m going to see what the allegations are and then I’ll go from there,” Cummings told CNN’s Manu Raju.
Trump is not waiting for any investigation to take a new shot at his former legal fixer, tw
eeting an MSNBC headline: “Cohen’s lawyer contradicts Cohen’s testimony about never seeking a Presidential Pardon.