Michael Cohen will “never accept” a pardon from President Trump, his lawyer has said. Lanny Davis, who attacked Trump as a “criminal” during an interview on NPR, said his client would “under no circumstances” accept a presidential pardon due to his low regard for his former employer. “I know that Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from a man who he considers to be both corrupt and a dangerous person in the Oval Office,” said Davis. “He has flatly authorized me to say under no circumstances would he accept a pardon from Mr. Trump, who used the pardon power in a way that no president in American history has ever used a pardon—to relieve people of guilt who committed crimes who are political cronies of his.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to an array of criminal charges Tuesday, but also implicated Trump in a federal crime. Davis had strong words for the president, saying in no uncertain terms: “The president of the United States is a criminal. He has not pled guilty to a crime but his own lawyers have described him directing somebody to do something that is a criminal act.” Read more.