Michael Cohen’s new lawyer cited President Trump’s interactions with former national security adviser Michael Flynn in stating that lying about an abuse of power could be an impeachable offense.
Lanny Davis made the remarks during an interview that aired Wednesday on Hill.TV’s “Rising” with Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball.
He referenced testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, who told Congress that before he was fired by Trump, the president had asked him to drop the investigation into Flynn during an Oval Office meeting on Feb. 14, 2017.
“When you have a president lying about 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 could be an impeachable offense,” Davis said.
Lawyers for Trump have pushed back at Comey’s account of the meeting.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in December.