Sen. Chuck Schumer Warns Trump: ‘You Better Not Talk About’ Pardons For Cohen and Manafort
Shortly before President Donald Trump took to the stage at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to Twitter to warn the president he better not talk pardons for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, not at the rally and not ever.
“My message to the president: you better not talk about pardons for Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort tonight, or anytime in the future,” Schumer wrote.
My message to the president: you better not talk about pardons for Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort tonight, or anytime in the future.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 21, 2018
Schumer’s warnings come on the same day as former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to eight criminal counts and admitted to campaign finance violations including the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.
They also come on the same day as former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of fraud.
Legal experts have warned Trump using his pardoning power for Cohen or Manafort may well not be in his best interests but have suggested that Manafort may well expect Trump to take such action.
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