Trump Rips Reporter for Asking About Pardoning Michael Cohen: 'Stupid Question'

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French President Emmanuel Macron talks at the beginning of his meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on April 24.

The FBI raided the office and hotel room of Cohen, who is Trump's personal attorney, earlier this month. ABC reporter Jonathan Karl asked.

Earlier this month, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Cohen's Manhattan office, home and hotel room, seizing records about Cohen's clients and personal finances - including documents related to money Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels to remain silent about an alleged decade-old affair with Trump.

But despite the pressure he faces in the midst of the Stormy Daniels controversy and as federal investigators prepare to look through documents taken in the raid, Cohen has yet to be charged with any crime.

Some liberal pundits have wondered whether pardons for Cohen and other Trump associates would represent obstruction of justice.

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Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral, accused The New York Times and one of its reporters of "going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will "flip" - a term that can mean cooperating with the government in exchange for leniency. "I think the president was making it very clear that he is not abandoning Michael".

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Monday that 'it's hard to close the door on something that hasn't taken place'.

Trump called Haberman "third rate" on Saturday, and declared Cohen is 'a fine person with a wonderful family'. Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the awful Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!

If Trump has done nothing wrong, in either a criminal or civil sense, why is there so much concern as to Cohen's willingness to testify.

"Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected", he continued.

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