“I brought up the pardon, and he said, ‘I don’t think so. I just don’t think so,'” Cohen’s friend told CNN. “He’s certain in his mind that he has been dismissed.”

According to the friend, Cohen also said: “I don’t know what to think any more.”

A second friend who is in frequent touch with Cohen also told CNN that they have discussed the possibility of a pardon, and that it is clear that Cohen is not “counting on it.”

“His mindset is of someone who is operating under the assumption that he is not getting that, though of course he doesn’t know one way or the other,” the second friend said.