Donald Trump Asked Former AG to Put U.S. Attorney in Charge Of Cohen Case Despite Recusal

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawFeb 19 2019 Severity:
Targeted: Michael Cohen
Donald Trump asked former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to convince Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to reverse his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and take charge of the investigation. Then Acting AG Whitaker testified under oath that Trump never pressured him to any such thing, but the New York Times has shown that testimony needs to be looked at again.

Source: nytimes.comConservative: thehill.com

Targeted by Trump