Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Says Trump May Have Committed ‘Impeachable Offense’ for ‘Lying’ About Michael Flynn

Michael Cohen’s new lawyer Lanny Davis claimed that President Donald Trump, whom his client long represented before being hit with a federal investigation, may have committed an “impeachable offense” by lying.

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Davis stated his opinion Wednesday in reference to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and former FBI Director James Comey, who told Congress that Trump asked him to dismiss the Flynn probe before the president fired him.

"When you have a president lying as part of abuse of power, such as lying about asking Michael Flynn not to be prosecuted, in that case, I believe James Comey and not Mr. Trump, that type of lie is an abuse of power and that could be an impeachable offense," Davis said in an interview on Hill.TV's morning news show Rising.

“But could a president be prosecuted criminally in office?” Rising co-host Buck Sexton asked Davis.

“I doubt it, it’s never been an opinion, it’s a Supreme Court decision,” the lawyer responded. “I would say a criminal prosecution of the president is probably not the constitutional answer.”

“Impeachment of the president would be the better answer,” Davis concluded. “But we’ve never had a decision on that question. An opinion from the Justice Department 20 years ago is not a decision.”

Trump may be guilty of obstruction of justice if he was aware that Flynn lied to the FBI and then requested that Comey stop investigating Flynn, according to some legal experts. Trump’s attorneys have contested Comey’s comments to Congress.

The president tweeted late last year that he fired Flynn “because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI” about his communications with a Russian official.

Democratic leaders have been reluctant to bring impeachment articles against the president, citing a need to wait for the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians in the 2016 election.

Davis also ridiculed Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s remark on ABC News’ This Week that the president has nothing to worry about as long as Cohen tells the truth.

"There's a reason that he said at the very end of the interview with Mr. Stephanopoulos that he took these contrary positions to Mr. Trump, whom he previously said he would take a bullet for, a comment that I don’t believe that he would say today," Davis said.

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