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Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:41 PM

"Cohen won't accept a pardon"

[link:https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/22/michael-cohen-trump-lanny-davis-helsinki-791359|

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will "under no circumstances" accept a pardon from his former boss, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said Wednesday.

Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court to violating campaign finance laws during the 2016 campaign, including making hush-money payments to two women who claim they had affairs with the president. Cohen implicated the president in his guilty plea, telling the court that he made those payments "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office."

Asked whether his client would seek a pardon from the president, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said "the answer is definitively no" during an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning.

"His answer would be no, I do not want a pardon from this man," Davis said. "Under no circumstances, since he came to the judgment after Mr. Trump's election to the presidency of the United States that his suitability is a serious risk to our country. And certainly after Helsinki, creates serious questions about his loyalty to our country."

Davis was a fixture on Wednesday morning's TV news programs, sitting for at least five interviews that aired before 9 a.m., including all three network morning shows NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning."

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:43 PM

1. I think he knows he isn't going to be offered one.

Trump will pardon Manafort... and let Cohen sing... and claim "he is a known liar who is NOW lying about me"

And then fire Mueller and any other disloyal FBI and DOJ people.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:45 PM

2. I agree

Don't know if he'll fire Mueller; I don't know if he's dumb enough to do that knowing how Watergate went down.

If Watergate never happened, he'd have been fired by now.

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Response to metroins (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:51 PM

3. Repukes were loyal US citizens back then (more or less)

now they and their base don't give a crap about the United States... only their agenda and stopping "libtards". Winning is everything. That's why many of them are also in the tank with the Russians and the NRA money.

They won't lift a finger if Trump fires Mueller.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:57 PM

4. Well, that's nice. Trump wasn't going to offer one, either.

So, everybody's happy, I guess.

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