Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel

Cohen turns over documents on Moscow project to House panel

In either case, Davis' remarks appear to contradict his client's testimony last week before the House Oversight Committee - Cohen said that he had "never asked for" a pardon from President Trump.

"Now they got to do something else because they put all their eggs in the Michael Cohen basket and he came in here and lied again", Jordan said.

Cohen's legal team argued that his statement was correct because Cohen never asked the president himself for a pardon.

Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, sued the Trump Organization on Thursday.

Cohen also testified to Congress that he spoke directly to Mr Sekulow about pardons, according to the sources, which Mr Sekulow denies. It also followed a Friday tweet by the president accusing him of committing perjury in sworn testimony last week before the House Intelligence Committee.

Cohen has pleaded guilty to various violations, including campaign finance and tax fraud, and lying to Congress, and has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Cohen's former lawyer, Stephen Ryan, discussed the possibility of a pardon for Cohen with Trump's attorneys after the FBI's raid on Cohen.

Cohen directed one of his attorneys to pursue the question, and the lawyer passed it on to Trump's legal team following an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid at his NY office and home in April, Lanny Davis, the lawyer now representing Cohen, told ABC News on Wednesday.

A couple of hours later, Trump issued another tweet that seemed more like something he'd actually say.

Michael Cohen testified last Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee in an open hearing.

The president's attorneys were noncommittal during the conversation with Cohen's lawyer, the people said. "Lanny Davis coordinated and choreographed this whole thing", Jordan said.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations into Russian collusion is also probing whether the president sought to obstruct investigations and prevent former aides from being brought to justice.

Trump, in turn, has assailed Cohen as a "rat" and a "serial liar".

The poll found that 64 percent of voters think Trump committed crimes before becoming president, though they are split 45-43 on whether or not they believe that he has committed crimes while in office.

"The Trump Organization agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys' fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen's work with and on behalf of the organization", according to the complaint in state court in Manhattan.

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