Cohen’s closed-door testimony has lawmakers investigating if Trump discussed using pardons to obstruct justice: WaPo
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Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony before Congressional investigators has resulted in a new line of inquiry, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

"Lawmakers are investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons — which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice," The Post reported, sourced to people familiar with the matter.

"Cohen has said publicly he never asked for — and would not accept — a pardon from Trump. But people familiar with the matter said his knowledge on the topic seems to extend beyond that statement," the newspaper reported.

"It was not immediately clear what, if anything, Cohen told lawmakers to pique their interest. Depending on the details, such pardon talks could be incendiary, suggesting an effort to dissuade Cohen from cooperating with law enforcement," The Post noted.

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