Donald Trump denies all, attacking Mueller and Cohen over Russia probe
Donald Trump denies all, attacking Mueller and Cohen over Russia probe
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Michael Cohen is the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump
31 July, 2018, 08:00
"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.
"Michael Cohen is getting caught up in his lies", Giuliani said in an interview with the Washington Post. The sources said Cohen does not have any evidence, including tapes, to back up his claims.
CNN, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter, said Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign.
"He's been lying all week".
He also told CNN: "He's been lying all week, he's been lying for years". "I don't see how he has any credibility".
President Donald Trump on Friday issued a fresh rebuttal against his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, maintaining he did not know in advance about a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. "Then something happens. (Former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen) gets raided".
"Donald Trump Jr. has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations", said Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Donald Trump Jr.
Trump Jr. said he did not remember who he was calling.
These claims contradict ongoing statements from the president, his son and their legal teams that Mr Trump knew nothing about the June meeting. The exchange makes it very clear that he was expecting to receive damaging information about Clinton as part of the Russian government's support for Trump as a candidate.
However, Giuliani said he himself was "not allowed" to release the tapes, which include what he said were "183 unique conversations", citing rules concerning the audio, which was among the materials seized from Cohen's office, home and hotel in NY in April amid a criminal investigation of Cohen by the United States attorney's office for the Southern District of NY.
Mr Weisselberg, who has worked closely with the Trump Organisation for decades, is considered a witness in the probe of Mr Cohen, The Wall Street Journalreported. She noted that Giuliani called Cohen an "honest, honorable lawyer" on "This Week" in May. There have been earlier suggestions, from elsewhere, that Trump knew about the meeting. "Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam".
The two sides have been negotiating all year, even after Trump changed legal teams and Mueller pursued indictments of Russian officials accused to seeking to interfere in the 2016 elections. The Times also reported in June that Trump personally dictated a misleading statement about the goal of the meeting, even after his aides repeatedly denied that he did so. Trump has denied having an affair with Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model.
Why would it matter if Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting? .
The release of the sensitive, private conversation was a stunning betrayal for a man who has prided himself over the years on his reputation as Trump's pit bull and who once said he "would take a bullet" for Trump.
Axios reported that Bannon does not have first-hand knowledge about whether Trump Jr. told his father, and Bannon later said his "treasonous" remark was directed at Manafort and not Trump Jr.
Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?). And now Cohen is saying that Donald Trump Jr . did let his father know about that meeting in advance.
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