Referring to Mr. Trump's negative job-approval rating, with 55 percent disapproving of his performance and just 38 percent giving him good marks, Quinnipiac Assistant Director of Polling Tom Malloy summed up the overall results this way: "Cloudy and 38".
Cohen's legal team argued that his statement was correct because Cohen never asked the president himself for a pardon.
Davis' comment raises questions about whether Cohen - who is slated to begin a three-year prison sentence in May for crimes including lying to Congress - lied to Congress again last week.
"Mr. Trump's personal lawyers reviewed and edited my statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower negotiations before I gave it", Cohen said on February 27, before the House Oversight Committee.
Trump, in turn, has said Cohen "did bad things unrelated to Trump" and "is lying in order to reduce his prison time".
Sekulow has denied that there were any edits to Cohen's testimony by Trump attorneys.
"Michael Cohen gave sworn testimony".
On top of that, the House of Representatives moved to block Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the U.S. -Mexico border, and The New York Times reported that Trump had overruled intelligence agencies to demand his son-in-law obtain a security clearance, despite concerns.
"Can President Trump survive all this?"
Did he ask for a pardon from Trump? He told lawmakers, "I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Trump". Those details differ from Cohen's testimony.
Cohen, in the filing, alleges that the Trump Organization "agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys' fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen's work with and on behalf of the Organization and its principals, directors and officers".
Congressional investigators are also looking into whether anyone on Trump's legal team tried quietly to reach out to Cohen past year before he turned on the president and as his legal problems mounted. And Davis then allowed in a written statement Thursday that his client was "open to the ongoing "dangling" of a possible pardon by Trump representatives privately and in the media" in the months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid.
Davis said Cohen had 'directed his lawyer to explore a pardon being dangled by Trump's legal team.
"That continues to be the case", Davis said. "And his statement at the Oversight Hearing was true - and consistent with his post joint defense agreement commitment to tell the truth", Davis said in a statement to CBS. But there are no plans to do so; that's the answer that Jay and I and the president settled on.
The Senate intelligence committee is interested in re-interviewing Donald Trump Jr. and other witnesses after Cohen spoke to the committee last week, a person familiar with the probe said.
Cohen, in his lawsuit, notes that the Trump Organization continued to pay his legal expenses "through at least May of 2018" but alleges that in June 2018, the company quit paying them "without notice or justification". Davis said Cohen has documents to prove the allegations in the lawsuit. Even Republican voters failed to give the President a majority on that issue: just 48 percent said they didn't believe he broke the law in his pre-White House days, while 33 percent of them said he did. "What we're going to do, we're going to be methodical in my committee".