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June 14, 2018 06:11 AM

New Report Out Thursday To Detail FBI's Handling Of Investigations During 2016 Campaign

A new report from the Office of Inspector General that comes out on Thursday details the FBI's handling of its investigations during the 2016 campaign. It comes as President Trump's former attorney is under pressure to cooperate with the Special Counsel's own investigation.

The Justice Department's watchdog will release a 500-page report criticizing how senior FBI officials handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

The massive report is expected to label FBI chief James Comey as “insubordinate” for his actions during the lead up to the presidential election. That includes his decision to announce, just days before the polls opened, that the FBI had reopened its probe into Clinton's handling of classified material.

President Trump fired Comey in May of 2017. The report is expected to give Mr. Trump new reasons to criticize top law enforcement agencies as the special counsel's probe into Russian interference in the election continues.

On the investigation front, sources tell CBS news President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is under intense pressure from prosecutors -- who are investigating alleged fraud in his business dealings.

The president's current personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said on Fox News Cohen will not cooperate with the special counsel.

"I checked into this last night, it's not so. He's not cooperating. Nor do we care, because the president did nothing wrong," Guiliani said.

Last week the President was asked about pardoning Cohen to keep him from cooperating.

“They haven't been convicted of anything. There's nothing to pardon. It's far too early to be thinking about that,” Trump said.

The President added that he has the right to pardon himself, but would never do it because he hasn't done anything wrong.

Michael Cohen is looking for new attorneys -- ones based in New York -- to represent him. That's where FBI agents raided his office, home and safety deposit box in April.

There are no indications at this point that Cohen has discussed a plea deal with prosecutors, who are still combing through the seized records as they try to build a case.

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