Michael Cohen sues Trump Organisation for $2 million

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Jordan, R-Ohio, who last week sent a referral to Attorney General William Barr seeking a probe of Cohen's testimony, urged Cummings, D-Md., to support the efforts after Cohen's lawyer admitted he once "directed his attorney" to ask about a possible presidential pardon past year - despite testifying he never sought a pardon.

Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, is suing the Trump Organisation, accusing it of failing to reimburse him for legal fees he incurred on matters arising from his work on its behalf.

"Dems star Cohen testified: 'I have NEVER asked for.a pardon from Mr. Trump.' His lawyer Lanny Davis has said '.he (Cohen) directed his attorney to explore. a pardon.' Never means never ever not after July 2, 2018 which is the latest deception", Giuliani tweeted.

Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, said in a written statement on Thursday that his client was "open to the ongoing "dangling" of a possible pardon by Trump representatives privately and in the media" in the months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room in April 2018.

The conversation happened in the months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation in early April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, while Cohen's lawyers were involved in an agreement to share information with Trump's legal team.

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This week, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis said his client had entertained the possibility of a pardon as part of a joint defense agreement Cohen had with Trump after Cohen's office was raided nearly a year ago. Shortly after that, Cohen hinted on "Good Morning America" that he was considering striking a deal with the NY prosecutors who were investigating him.

The development was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. His latest self-effacing testimony before Congress turned into a grand display of partisanship while once again failing to shore up the flagging "Russiagate" hypothesis.

Cohen told Congress that Trump was a racist, a liar and a con man.

Cohen has become a key figure in congressional investigations after turning on his former boss and co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Cohen testified Weisselberg was in the room when, weeks before the 2016 election, Mr. Trump directed them to arrange payments totaling $130,000 to cover up allegations of affairs.

"The Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act creates a powerful check against deploying pardons in cases involving the president or his immediate family by ensuring that any evidence gathered in such an investigation is provided to Congress", said Schiff.

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"His statement at the Oversight Hearing was true - and consistent with his post-joint defense agreement commitment to tell the truth".

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The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Among the issues discussed in Cohen's closed-door interviews with both the House and the Senate last week was the issue of pardons, according to people familiar with those interviews.

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