President Donald Trump dressed down ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl for asking if he’d consider a pardon for his personal attorney Michael Cohen.
“Stupid question,” Trump declared after Karl asked, “Mr. President, what about Michael Cohen? Are you considering pardoning Michael Cohen?”
Cohen has been embroiled in legal problems after special counsel Robert Mueller referred some information uncovered in his probe to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Cohen’s office and personal residence were then raided by the FBI prompting an angry retaliation from President Donald Trump.
Trump has especially criticized both Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for signing off on the raid and allowing Mueller to refer the information to the U.S. attorney. Trump has also decried the probe as a breach of attorney-client privilege.
“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” the president has said repeatedly since the raid.
Attorney–client privilege is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018