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

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

"I said NO. He lied again!" He said the committee would 'analyze the revelations and see where they lead'.

"We have documents to back our position up, and are preparing to provide these to the U.S. Attorney's office, who has asked for them", Costello said in a statement to Reuters.

During Anderson Cooper's CNN show, legal analyst Jeff Toobin said that the conversations Whitaker had with Trump over Michael Cohen couldn't be more critical.

Costello's attempts to reassure Cohen came directly after he spoke with Rudy Giuliani, the attorney representing President Donald Trump.

"At no time did Mr. Cohen personally ask President Trump for a pardon or did the President offer Mr. Cohen the same", Monico wrote.

Collins, however, said that the conversations were part of normal personnel decisions while Whitaker was atop the Justice Department, and there was nothing "nefarious" about those talks. "Three, while he was acting attorney general, Mr. Whittaker was involved in conversations about the scope of the Southern District of NY U.S. Attorney Berman's recusal, and whether the Southern District went too far in pursuing the campaign finance case in which the president was listed as Individual-1".

Whitaker told the full committee at his public hearing in February that he and the president never discussed the Mueller investigation while he was serving as attorney general. "It wasn't long after the raid and the president felt bad for him".

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Nadler also referred to the Southern District of NY, which is involved in a campaign finance case against Cohen which implicates Mr. Trump.

Lanny Davis, another Cohen lawyer, said later on Wednesday that "Mr. Cohen's testimony was truthful".

One thing that Nadler said he had questions about was whether Trump had "lashed out" at Whitaker after Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

Whitaker left the Justice Department several weeks ago, but he's still facing hearings and investigations from his short time at the top. Trump's legal team ruled out giving Cohen a pardon.

Trump initially denied any knowledge of those payments and reimbursements.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker contradicted previous testimony before the committee in a closed hearing on Tuesday. Some said that Cohen fumed when he ultimately was not hired. He also disputed Nadler's interpretation of Whitaker's potential discussions about the Southern District.

Conflicting reports have emerged about former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's remarks following a closed-door meeting with Congress members.

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