Cohen ‘Directly Asked For Pardon,’ Lied To Congress

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano: Trump Won't 'Survive' Another Week Like This

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano: Trump Won't 'Survive' Another Week Like This

"Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon", Trump said Friday on Twitter. His lawyers totally contradicted him.

Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, later said that before July, Cohen directed an attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon with Trump's lawyers. He also badly wanted to work at the White House.

"[Trump] needs to address these issues soberly, directly and maturely...can President Trump survive all this?" the judge asked, then answered with: "Yes - but not if he has another week like the last one".

"The president has serious and powerful tormentors whom he can not overcome by mockery alone".

In his testimony to Congress, Cohen indicated Trump may have committed illegal acts while in office.

"Mr. Trump's foreign policy approach is anything but normal", he wrote. He recalled two women Trump is alleged to have had affairs with and paid hush money to silence about the matter, including Stormy Daniels.

Long before he entered politics, Trump embellished his record, posing as his own spokesman to plant flattering stories in NY gossip pages and declaring that the 58-story Trump Tower was actually 68 stories so it would be the tallest in that section of Midtown Manhattan. He trotted out big falsehoods - claiming that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and, later, that he wiretapped Trump Tower - and smaller ones, including when boasted that the crowd for his Inauguration was the largest in history.

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Cohen spent three days on Capitol Hill last week in dramatic public and private hearings in which he apologized for lying to lawmakers and divulged what he said Trump knew about financial infractions and Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Cohen has become a key figure in congressional investigations since turning on his former boss.

Meanwhile, Riley noted that Manafort "isn't out of the woods" just yet as he faces another sentencing next week for criminal behavior.

Trump repeated this sentiment to reporters on Thursday, saying that Cohen's assertion was "a stone-cold lie".

"The president has serious and powerful tormentors whom he can not overcome by mockery alone", said Napolitano, addressing the Trump tendency to try to resolve problems with "acerbic tweets". After Cohen testified to the committee that he had never been interested in a job at the White House and in fact had been offered jobs and turned them down, a CNN panel pointed out once the hearing ended that earlier reporting contradicted this claim.

"Truth isn't truth", Giuliani has said.

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