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Matt Whitaker raised concerns that prosecutors overreached with Michael Cohen while AG

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyer House Republicans Push Elijah Cummings To Refer Michael Cohen To DOJ For Perjury
Patty Aguilar | 14 March, 2019, 16:41

Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal called it devastating whether Trump was venting or if he did act on his frustrations about Cohen.

Asked what it meant that Whitaker "did not deny", the conversations, Nadler said: "Just what I said, he did not deny it, unlike in the hearing room".

Cohen, who is to report to prison in May for campaign finance crimes and previously lying to Congress, said at a public hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives panel last month, "I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from President Trump". Cohen, in his own tweet, responded, calling the president's assertion "another set of lies".

Costello's remarks came a day after Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the House Oversight Committee seeking to clarify Cohen's testimony last month that he never sought a pardon from the president.

"This Committee can not stand idly by when a witness comes to a hearing, swears an oath to testify truthfully, and provides material testimony that appears on its face to be demonstrably false", Jordan and Meadows wrote to Cummings, a Maryland Democrat. "I do not see the need for further action - at least at this time".

His lawyers in their new letter say he stands by that statement only so far as it refers to after June 2018, when he left a joint defense agreement with Mr. Trump.

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Pompeo affirmed that the United States stands with the people and government of India in the fight against terrorism, he said. A Pakistan-based militant group known as Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibly for the violence in Pulwama district.

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He continued, "The current sanctions and other measures have not reached the level necessary to compel the shift we seek". Moon Chung-in said such a North Korean move could eventually cause a "catastrophic" outcome or a "big disaster" in U.S.

Attorney Robert Costello said in a statement Wednesday that the records would support his claim that Cohen asked him to broach the possibility of a pardon.

However, a source who is described as having "knowledge of Cohen's thinking" tells CNN that Cohen "disputes Costello's version of events and insists it was Costello who was pushing his relationship with Giuliani".

Giuliani confirmed to the Associated Press that Costello reached out to him after Cohen's properties were raided previous year.

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not deny talking with President Donald Trump about the case of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told reporters Wednesday.

According to the Republican aides, Whitaker said that those conversations were among other Justice Department staff and that Whitaker said he thought some of the claims in the campaign finance case were "specious" from a legal standpoint.

Davis complained that Oversight Committee Republicans had never "mentioned the hush money checks signed by President Trump, proving that the president committed a felony as part of the Stormy Daniels illegal hush money scheme" and questioned why Representative Jim Jordan, one of Trump's most avid defenders on the committee, had ignored this. Monico also said that "at no time" did Cohen ask Trump for a pardon or did Trump offer one.

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