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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