Report: Mueller Team Has Questioned Cohen About Russia, Pardon Talks

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Loews Regency hotel and walks toward a taxi cab, July 27, 2018 in New York City. According to recent news re... NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Loews Regency hotel and walks toward a taxi cab, July 27, 2018 in New York City. According to recent news reports, Cohen is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that then-candidate Trump knew about and approved the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS

President Trump’s ex-fixer Michael Cohen has spent hours in interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team over multiple sessions, where the topics covered included Trump’s connections with Russia and any discussions that may have taken place about possibly pardoning Cohen, ABC News reported Thursday.

Prosecutors have made no promises of leniency with Cohen in exchange for his cooperation, sources told ABC News, and his interviews with the prosecutors are happening voluntarily.

Cohen last month pleaded guilty, without any cooperation agreement, to bank fraud, tax evasion, and campaign finance law violations.

According to Thursday’s ABC News report, federal prosecutors from Manhattan have sat in some of the interview sessions, and Cohen is also cooperating with New York state authorities investigating the Trump Foundation and Trump Organization.

 

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