WATCH: Michael Cohen Says Trump May Have Issued Secret Pardons to Himself and His Children
Up until a couple of days ago, Donald Trump was the most powerful man in the world. And with that power came the ability to pardon his friends and associates. Time and time again he took advantage of that power absolving celebrities and political allies.
Perhaps surprisingly, Trump never issued pardons to himself or his children. At least he never did so publicly. According to Michael Cohen, the ex-President may have issued secret pardons to be used at a later date.
The former Trump lawyer made the claim during an appearance on Alex Witt’s MSNBC show. He began, “I had put out a tweet talking about how Trump did not pardon himself or he did not pardon his children or Rudy Giuliani, and after a while, of course, knowing Donald Trump for well over a decade — almost a decade and a half as I do — I started thinking to myself it doesn’t really make sense because it’s not like Donald Trump, so what am I missing?”
“What are we missing as Americans? And I kind of think I figured it out. I think Donald Trump actually has given himself the pardon. I think he also has pocket pardons for his children and for Rudy [Giuliani] and it’s already stashed somewhere that, if and when they do get indicted and that there’s a criminal conviction, federal criminal conviction brought against him, he already has the pardons in hand.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC: