Trump rejects Cohen claim that he knew about 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Trump rejects Cohen claim that he knew about 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Trump rejects Cohen claim that he knew about 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Trump tweeted, "NO", he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".

"So yeah, it would be embarrassing if it turns out to be true", he concluded, "it isn't helpful to Donald Trump, but it doesn't seem to me that it hurts him in a legal sense". He has turned on his former longtime boss in an effort to appease Mueller, hiring longtime Bill and Hillary Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis to plead his case.

The jab about taxis refers to former Cohen business partner Evgeny "Gene" Freidman, known as New York's 'Taxi King, ' who pleaded guilty to tax evasion in May and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. "So the idea that you're meeting with a foreign adversary... and you were even comfortable with that, I know it's not illegal, but it's obviously unethical".

Giuliani on Thursday night called Cohen a 'pathological liar'.

Giuliani declined to name the witnesses.

Rudolph Giuliani, one of the president's private attorneys with regard to the Russian Federation investigation, told NPR on Thursday that the CNN report was not true and labeled Cohen the "liar in chief". And no matter what Trump tweets today, he can't erase the words of his Russian presidential counterpart in Helsinki last week. "I don't see how he has any credibility".

Cohen's own lawyer, Davis, has compared the Cohen tape to the Watergate tapes that ultimately forced Republican president Richard Nixon to resign in 1974 as impeachment loomed.

Trump Jr. testified before Congress about the meeting, which was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. There were several native Russians in the room, including Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. But he has said since that no "meaningful information" was offered and the meeting focused mostly on the issue of adoptions of Russian children.

The official story later changed. The testimony would be contrary to many statements made by the president about the meeting.


In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity a few days later, Trump Jr. admitted that he "probably would have done things a little differently".

President Donald Trump (L) and his son Donald Trump, Jr., walk to a motorcade from the North Portico of the White House on July 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Trump Jr. testified past year to the Senate Judiciary Committee that his father had no knowledge of the meeting with the Russians. And he has said in the past that the president didn't know about this nothing.

This would be a significant development in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

"I think you're going to find it very informative and very, very interesting", Trump said.

The facts surrounding the Trump Tower meeting have always been a point of interest.

Trump was also reportedly present at Trump Tower when the June 9 meeting took place, and "had no public events" that day. Moscow has denied meddling in the election.

"The only Collusion with Russian Federation was with the Democrats, so now they are looking at my Tweets (along with 53 million other people) - the rigged Witch Hunt continues!"

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