President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen was "under the impression" that he would receive a pardon if he remained loyal to the president, CNN reported Friday night.


Anderson Cooper broke the exclusive news, having reporter Gloria Borger on to explain what she'd learned.

"Michael Cohen was under the impression that if he stayed on message and continued to protect the president, that either a pardon or some kind of protecting would be in the offing for him," she said. "We are unclear about who exactly conveyed that message to Michael Cohen, but we know that he came away early on saying, 'OK, I'm in a good spot, I'm going to be protected. And we then know that everything kind of fell apart."

Cohen knew Trump would not protect him after one of the president's appearances on Fox & Friends, where he minimized the work that Cohen did for him, Borger reported.

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