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Trump says Cohen asked him 'directly' for pardon

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHickenlooper swipes at Trump in campaign launch: He's 'destroying our democracy' Overnight Defense: Pentagon asked to house up to 5,000 migrant children | Judge lifts last injunction against transgender ban | Senators voice anger over problems with military housing | General warns ISIS waiting to resurge Cummings says he needs to examine Cohen's testimony further amid GOP allegations of perjury MORE on Friday claimed Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenCohen files lawsuit against Trump Organization The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems aim to end anti-Semitism controversy with vote today Fox's Kurtz defends network's news division after DNC debate rejection MORE asked him “directly” for a pardon, an allegation that would contradict the former Trump lawyer and fixer’s congressional testimony last week.  

“He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again!” Trump tweeted.

Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019

Cohen told the House Oversight Committee last week that he had not and would not seek a pardon for his financial and campaign-finance crimes.

Lanny Davis, Cohen’s attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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