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Trump says ex-lawyer Cohen asked him for a pardon, but he said no

Michael cohen and US president Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Washington, DC, USA Mar 08, 2019, 10.41 PM (IST)

US President Donald Trump said on Friday his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who has since turned against him and pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, had asked him directly for a pardon but was rejected.

"Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied!," Trump tweeted. "Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO."

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'Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied !, 'Trump tweeted.