Warner Won’t Comment On Reported Q’s About Possible Cohen Pardon Talks

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks to the media outside of a closed door hearing where Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President D... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks to the media outside of a closed door hearing where Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, was to be testifying at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 3, 2019 3:57 p.m.

The ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Sunday refused to confirm or deny that it was investigating whether Michael Cohen was involved in pardon discussions.

The Washington Post reported Saturday night, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, that lawmakers were investigating just that.

According to the Post, members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees pressed Cohen in recent private hearings on whether, in the paper’s words, “he had had any discussions about a possible pardon, and if so, when and with whom those conversations took place.”

Asked about the report Sunday, Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) stayed mum.

“Chuck, I cannot comment on what went on in a classified setting,” he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd, adding that there would be an “appropriate time to have the reveal.”

The Post said it was unclear what led lawmakers to ask Cohen about pardon talks. Cohen has said he would not accept a pardon from the President.

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