"Stupid question", Trump responded while looking directly at Karl.
That "raises the possibility" that Cohen broke campaign finance laws, according to Leahy. The FBI raided Cohen's office and hotel room in NY earlier this month, seizing boxes of documents and electronic devices. That could put Sessions in the position of being asked by Trump, who strongly condemned the FBI's raid on his longtime lawyer, to divulge information about the Cohen investigation. Ahead of the 2016 election, Cohen, who was involved in Trump's campaign, allegedly paid an adult film actress $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement related to a 2006 affair with Trump. The lawyer has claimed intense loyalty to the president as a friend and adviser - once reportedly saying he would "take a bullet" for Trump - and handling sensitive matters for the president. But as someone intimately familiar with Trump's business dealings, Cohen's cooperation could add more fuel to the Mueller investigation despite repeated calls from the White House for the probe to end quickly.
Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace countered on CNN that the query about Cohen was 'not a stupid question.
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Sarkisian had earlier refused to go and on Sunday stormed out of televised talks with Pashinyan, accusing him of "blackmail". After the 2008 vote, about 10 people died in clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.
Trump attacked a New York Times reporter on Saturday for writing that his lawyers are bracing for Cohen to turn against him by cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Cohen's office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in early April. The probe, which is being conducted by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY, reportedly relates to Cohen's election-eve payment of $130,000 through a DE shell company to Stormy Daniels, the pornographic actress.
"Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected", he continued. 'Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the awful Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!' "I think the president was making it very clear that he is not abandoning Michael".