Lawyer: Cohen Will Not Seek Or Accept A Pardon

The Independent reports:

Michael Cohen’s lawyer has said his client will refuse any pardon from Donald Trump, branding the US president a “criminal”. Lanny Davis, who was hired by Mr Cohen last month, told National Public Radio Mr Trump’s former attorney would “never” accept a pardon from “a man that he considers to be a corrupt and a dangerous person”.

The unexpected statement comes as yet another blow to Mr Trump’s chances of extricating himself from what is developing into a legal minefield. “He has flatly authorised me to say under no circumstances would he accept a pardon from Mr Trump, who uses the pardon power in a way that no president in American history has ever used,” Mr Davis said.