Trump snaps at reporter for asking about possible Michael Cohen pardon

Trump snaps at reporter for asking about possible Michael Cohen pardon

Trump snaps at reporter for asking about possible Michael Cohen pardon

The prospect of Trump pardoning Cohen has been a source of growing speculation since a Trump tweet over the weekend.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to confirm or comment on Sessions' decision to Mother Jones.

Trump was available to the media ahead of tonight's first state dinner of the Trump administration, in which President Trump will host Macron. He is under criminal investigation for possible campaign finance violations and bank fraud, and he has reportedly been a cause for worry in the White House in recent weeks.

Trump also lashed out personally at one of the story's writers, calling reporter Maggie Haberman "third rate" and claiming he has "nothing to do with" her. Trump later deleted and reposted the tweets correcting the spelling of Haberman's name.

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She referred future questions to Cohen's and Trump's lawyers.

Last month, Mr. Sessions defended his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Rosenstein, who is in charge of the Mueller probe, will coordinate and resolve conflicts between the Mueller probe and the Cohen probe.

"The accurate reporting is coming from inside the White House", Colbert continued. In a letter a year ago, the Justice Department acknowledged that Sessions played a role in responding to congressional Republicans' calls for the department to investigate issues related to Hillary Clinton, when it boasted he personally "directed senior federal prosecutors" to undertake such a review.

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Leahy asserts that the Cohen probe is likely related to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump renewed his attack on Sessions' original recusal after federal agents raided Cohen's property on April 9. In it, Trump asserted that it is unlikely that Cohen would "flip" and become a cooperating witness to federal investigators against Trump.

However, by not recusing himself from the Cohen probe, he is now entitled to attend briefings on the status of the investigation being conducted by the Southern District of NY. "Even though they are not speaking right now, messages were sent".

But Trump is a conservative populist while Macron has cast himself as a globalist. "It would be very troubling if the president's pressure affected how the attorney general thought about when he should recuse himself", Bies says.

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