Published: Mon, July 30, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen

Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen

Trump on Friday vehemently repeated his denial that he knew about the meeting, which is at the center of Mueller's probe, tweeting "NO", he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".

Earlier Thursday, multiple outlets reported that Cohen claimed he was there when Donald Trump Jr. informed Trump of a Russian offer to share dirt on Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair.

"If you're asking me who do I believe, the president or Michael Cohen, with what Michael Cohen may say - for instance when Michael Cohen says, now, that the president knew about the Russian Federation meeting in advance - I would believe Don Jr. and the president, in light of learning that Michael was taping conversations, the way Michael was conducting himself behind the scenes and in front of all of us", Nunberg said.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, said Cohen is not credible and that the exchange described by Cohen did not take place.

"He's been lying all week".

"He's been lying all week, or two weeks, he's been lying for years", Giuliani told CNN's Chris Cuomo shortly after the report was published.

"I don't see how he's got any credibility", Giuliani added. "We are very confident of the accuracy and reliability of the information that has been provided by Mr Trump Jr, and on his behalf".

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Jr., and top campaign official Paul Manafort met at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had said she was offering information from the Russian government aimed at helping Trump to victory. He clearly states that he anticipated he was going to receive damaging information on his father's political opponent Hillary Clinton.

Trump has repeatedly denied having any knowledge about the meeting and told The New York Times in July 2017 that he "didn't know anything" about it.

The man who may hold some of Donald Trump's deepest secrets is up for investigation, in news that will no doubt make the USA leader shiver.

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CNN cited anonymous sources saying Mr. Cohen was willing to share his information with Mr. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Giuliani, Trump's defense lawyer, launched a barrage of personal attacks on Cohen in an interview with CNN later Thursday, calling him a "pathological liar" and "an incredible liar who's got a tremendous motive to lie now because he's got nothing to give".

"Allen knows every deal, he knows every dealership, he knows every sale, anything and everything that's been done. Anything you can think of", the source said. Earlier this week, Cohen's legal team released a secretly recorded conversation made in September 2016 in which the attorney and Trump discuss a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Cohen mentioned his name in the secret recording between himself and then-candidate Trump.

"The highway is littered with Trump lieutenants who made the mistake of believing that", said a second source.

McDougal claims she had an affair with Trump beginning in 2006.

Michael Cohen in NY on May 30, 2018.

He also conceded that such matters were under Cohen's "purview".

Cohen has told associates he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation investigation.

The subpoena could be a big deal. But he also left open the possibility that Trump might have known but later forgot about it.

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