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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyer

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyerU.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes “could have been clearer,” but he never personally asked the president for such a reprieve, Cohen’s lawyer said. In a statement to lawmakers on Tuesday, Cohen’s legal team sought to clarify his recent testimony amid questions over whether Cohen sought, or Trump offered, a pardon to the man who once declared he would take a bullet for the Republican president but later flipped to cooperate with federal prosecutors. 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.” Trump himself challenged that claim.



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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyer

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says testimony 'could have been clearer': lawyerMichael Cohen's testimony regarding a potential pardon could have been clearer, but he never personally asked the president, Cohen's lawyer said.



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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen wraps up congressional testimony

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen wraps up congressional testimonyPresident Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress again on Wednesday, a week after accusing his ex-boss of being a racist, a conman and a cheat in scathing public remarks. Cohen’s day-long appearance before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday was held behind closed doors. It was the fourth and final scheduled interview with a congressional panel for Trump’s longtime lawyer and general fixer.



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Kirstjen Nielsen testimony: DHS Secretary could not explain difference between dog cages and detention areas for migrant children

Kirstjen Nielsen testimony: DHS Secretary could not explain difference between dog cages and detention areas for migrant childrenDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen struggled to answer questions from House Democrats about her role in implementing the Trump administration’s strict immigration policy and the subsequent family separation during her first hearing. At one point during Wednesday’s testimony, Ms Nielsen denied that migrant children separated from their families at the border were held in cages. “Sir, they are not cages, they are areas of the border facility that are carved out for the safety and protection of those who remain there while they’re being processed,” she responded during a tense exchange with House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson.



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Trump blames North Korea summit failure on Cohen testimony

Trump blames North Korea summit failure on Cohen testimonyDonald Trump has claimed his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony “may have contributed” to the collapse of last week’s US-North Korea talks. The president suggested the House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s decision to interview his longtime fixer on the same day he met Kim Jong-un in Hanoi had been a factor in the two leaders’ failure to strike a deal. The president abruptly ended Thursday’s talks with Mr Kim, telling the media the North Korean leader had demanded “sanctions lifted in their entirety” in exchange for denuclearisation.



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Donald Trump Jr. launches tweetstorm during Michael Cohen's testimony

Donald Trump Jr. launches tweetstorm during Michael Cohen's testimonyThe president's eldest son took to Twitter as his father's former lawyer testified before Congress.



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In Hanoi, Trump calls Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony 'shameful' and 'fake'

In Hanoi, Trump calls Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony 'shameful' and 'fake'President Trump’s second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week came as Michael Cohen, a man who was once one of Trump’s closest allies, delivered dramatic testimony before Congress, calling the president a “con man.”



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Cohen, Jim Jordan Clash Repeatedly During Testimony: ‘Shame on You’

Cohen, Jim Jordan Clash Repeatedly During Testimony: ‘Shame on You’Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday saw several heated exchanges between Cohen and the Committee's ranking Republican, Jim Jordan, who called Cohen — President Trump's former personal lawyer — a "patsy" for Democrats."The Democrats don’t care," Jordan told Cohen. "They just want to use you. You are the patsy today. They want to find someone somewhere to say something so they can remove the president."Cohen, who worked for Trump as his personal lawyer for a decade, appeared before the Committee on Wednesday after months of criticizing his former boss and cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.He pled guilty to federal prosecutors in New York in December and was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes, campaign-finance violations, and lying to Congress about how deep into the 2016 campaign negotiations over a proposed deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow continued."His remorse is nonexistent. You just debated a member of Congress saying, 'I really didn't do anything wrong with the false bank things that I'm guilty of and going to prison for,'" Jordan said during one of the most dramatic moments of the hearing."Shame on you, Mr. Jordan," Cohen shot back. "That's not what I said and you know that that's not what I said. I pled guilty and I take responsibility for my actions. Shame on you.""I am remorseful and I am going to prison," Cohen said. "I will be away from my wife and family for years, so before you turn around and cast more aspersion, please understand, there are people watching you today that know me a whole lot better. I made mistakes. I own them."A number of Republicans echoed Jordan's comments during the course of the hearing, including Georgia representative Jody Hice, who called the hearing a "shameful mockery," and Tennessee representative Mark Green, who called Cohen a "fake witness."



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Trump erupts over explosive Michael Cohen testimony calling president a 'racist conman'

Trump erupts over explosive Michael Cohen testimony calling president a 'racist conman'Donald Trump has responded angrily to reports his former lawyer will testify that he is a racist conman, claiming Michael Cohen’s allegations are an attempt to reduce his prison time. The president’s former attorney is expected to tell the House oversight committee on Wednesday he is a “racist, a conman and a cheat” and that he was negotiating a business deal in Russia on his client’s behalf during the 2016 presidential election. Mr Trump’s claim Cohen was merely “one of many lawyers” – an apparent attempt to distance himself from the 52-year-old – is in stark contrast to a 2012 tweet in which he described Mr Cohen as his EVP (executive vice president).



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Michael Cohen testimony: Trump said black people were 'too stupid' to vote for him, former lawyer to claim in explosive racism allegations

Michael Cohen testimony: Trump said black people were 'too stupid' to vote for him, former lawyer to claim in explosive racism allegationsDonald Trump is a racist whose prejudice is “even worse” in private than his public outbursts suggest, the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is due to say in explosive testimony before Congress. “Mr Trump is a racist.



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