One lawyer told Michael Cohen in an email in April 2018 that he could "sleep well" because he had "friends in high places," following a back-up communication channel with President's lawyer Trump Rudy Giuliani, where the pardon issue, Cohen, former Trump's personal attorney who served for three years in prison for many crimes, has recently been certified in his testimony to Capitol Hill, in particular, his saying that he "never asked for, nor" received a pardon from Trump.
Lanny Davis, one of Cohen's lawyers, admitted that Cohen called "her lawyer" to ask about a possible forgiveness. Stephen Ryan, a former lawyer of Cohen, reportedly discussed the issue with Trump's lawyers after the FBI agents dropped home, office and a hotel room. Trump's legal team was allowed to grant Cohen's pardon.
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Cohen asked another attorney to contact the president's legal team on his behalf and by lawyer , Robert J. Costello, had a dozen conversations with Giuliani described as "a back channel of communication," the New York Times reported.
Costello told Cohen, "Sleep well tonight, friends in high places" after reported email exchange on Giuliani. These parts of the correspondence include the question of whether Trump wants to forgive "the table" for Cohen.
Costello advised Cohen speaking about imposing the Trump team ahead of him, yet he did so, the report said. When asked this question, the former West New York seemed to be told Costello did not want Trump to talk about the acquittal.
"He had a bit of irritation," says Costello of the Times. "I got the message, you have to tell me once, Rudy."
Fox News reached Giuliani on Thursday afternoon and did not hear immediately. "
" [Rudy Giuliani] Got a little annoyed. I got the message. You just need to tell me once, Rudy. "
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Giuliani confirmed the Associated Press that Costello reached him after Cohen's properties were attacked last year.
"My answer is that the president will not take any consideration or give any pardon today," Giuliani said. "As I said earlier, the president has the right , and this does not mean that he will not consider it when the investigation is over. "
Federal prosecutors today demand copies of Cohen's communications at Costello between the allegations of" possible violations federal criminal law. "
" We have documents to back up our position, and are preparing to deliver them to the US Attorney & # 39; s Office, who has question for them, "Costello said in the statement, adding that Cohen's account about pardon discussions was" totally irresistible. "
The Associated Press contributed to this report.