Trump calls question about Cohen pardon ‘stupid’

President Trump on Tuesday batted down a question from a reporter about whether he would consider pardoning his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, if he is convicted of a crime, calling the query “stupid.” Trump has harshly criticized the recent federal raid on Cohen’s home and office, which some legal experts said was such an unusually aggressive move that it suggested Cohen could soon face criminal charges. Trump has said the seizing of Cohen’s documents trampled the concept of attorney-client privilege, but he said he was not worried Cohen would “flip” and give prosecutors incriminating information on him. “Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories,” Trump tweeted over the weekend. “Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!”

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