President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House, but was unhappy with a question from ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl.
Karl asked Trump whether he was considering a pardon for his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, after he was raided by the FBI.
Trump was just asked about Micheal Cohen. https://t.co/DzCDbOFjd7
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) April 24, 2018
“Stupid. Stupid question,”
Trump replied at Karl, glaring at him.
Legislative affairs director Marc Short told CNN on Monday that there’s “no need” to pardon Cohen. “I think that the president, of course, all of us are frustrated,” Short said. “We’re very frustrated with the scope of the investigation and the way it’s dragged on.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday: “I don’t think that we are going to talk about hypotheticals that don’t exist right now.”
While some Trump critics have speculated that Cohen could “flip” on his client and reveal information about the president to special counsel Robert Mueller, many of Cohen’s communications with Trump are likely protected by attorney-client privilege, which could be waived only by Trump.