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Jul 26 - Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting


 


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Jul 26 - Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting
 

 

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(CNN)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that a*sertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said.

Cohen's claim would contradict repeated denials by Trump, Donald Trump Jr., their lawyers and other administration officials who have said that the President knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July 2017.
Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen's account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.

To be clear, these sources said Cohen does not have evidence, such as audio recordings, to corroborate his claim, but he is willing to attest to his account.
Cohen privately testified last year to two Congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. A source familiar with Cohen's House testimony said he did not testify that Trump had advance knowledge. Cohen's claims weren't mentioned in separate reports issued by Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen's attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment.
Rudy Giuliani, the President's attorney, said of Cohen, "He's certainly a source that is not credible."

"Donald Trump Jr. has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations," said Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump Jr. "We are very confident of the accuracy and reliability of the information that has been provided by Mr. Trump, Jr., and on his behalf."
According to people who have discussed the matter with Cohen, he has expressed hope that this claim about the Trump Tower meeting will help him reach out to Mueller and possibly lessen his legal troubles. He's under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Manhattan after Mueller referred Cohen's case to them.
The June 2016 meeting was arranged after a publicist who knew Trump Jr. told him in emails -- in no uncertain terms -- that a senior Russian official "offered to provide the Trump campaign" with damaging information about Clinton, and that the outreach was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." At the time, the Russian operation to covertly boost Trump's candidacy wasn't publicly known. Trump. Jr. responded, "if it's what you say, I love it," and started to arrange the meeting.

At the meeting, Trump Jr. was joined by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, who was Trump's campaign chairman at the time. There were four Russians in the room, including a lawyer with Kremlin ties, a businessman who worked for an oligarch and a lobbyist with old KGB connections.
After news of the meeting broke in July 2017, the Trump team offered misleading explanations and changed their story several times. But one claim stayed consistent: that Trump had no knowledge of the meeting beforehand, wasn't told about it afterward and first learned about it one year later.
Those denials were repeatedly issued by Trump, his attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump Jr., Futerfas and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Those people denied that Trump had contemporaneous knowledge of the meeting on more than 15 occasions, according to CNN's analysis.

Trump said on July 12, 2017, that he "only heard about it two or three days ago." One week later, Trump repeated that he "didn't know anything about the meeting" because "nobody told me" about it.
Around that same time, CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sekulow to confirm Trump's claims that he only recently learned about the controversial meeting. Sekulow's response: "Yes, I swear."
But perhaps the highest-stakes denial was given by Trump Jr. in his testimony last year to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"He wasn't aware of it," Trump Jr. told lawmakers, referring to his father's knowledge of the meeting. "And, frankly, by the time anyone was aware of it, which was summer of this year, as I stated earlier, I wouldn't have wanted to get him involved in it because it had nothing to do with him."

Trump's critics have long doubted these denials. They point to a series of phone calls Trump Jr. made to a blocked phone number before and after the meeting. They also note that two days before the meeting, Trump mysteriously announced plans to give a "major speech" about Clinton's scandals. Trump Jr. says he didn't get any dirt at the meeting -- and the speech never happened.

Even Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and top Trump campaign official, said the meeting was "treasonous" and speculated that "the chance that Don Jr. did not walk these (Russians) up to his father's office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero." Trump Jr. has denied Bannon's allegation. Bannon's comments, to author Michael Wolff for his book "Fire and Fury," triggered the bitter public divorce between Bannon and Trump in early 2018.
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.

56 comments for "Jul 26 - Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting"

 8 months ago '14        #2
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Gonna break my water only drinks, for some of that peach mint tea

 8 months ago '13        #3
DiegoRivera 26 heat pts26
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Don't sleep on the fact that Cohen said others were also present and witness to this.

And don't sleep on the fact that us, the American people, would be the LAST to know any of these details.

This is a message to Donald more than anyone. His next tweet, his next words, if he's not careful, can undo him with little effort from anyone else.

Not thay they haven't undone him already.

He's predictable in what sets him off and can't be controlled by anyone around him. That's a suicidal combination.

 8 months ago '05        #4
Fauby 17 heat pts17
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another one

this guy cant help but lie

 8 months ago '04        #5
Alias 4 heat pts
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its about to be a hot august.

dont ask me how.



 8 months ago '06        #6
Skateboard T 49 heat pts49
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something tells me we wont be seeing melody for a few days

Figure out the talking points on this is gonna take some time...just like Helsinki.

I'm guessing the pivot is "I knew there was A meeting, but I didn't know it was with Russians!"

just fall back on Trump being incompetent when all else fails.

 8 months ago '06        #7
dagreat1_87 8 heat pts
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Damn, wish he had some audio but hey, at least he's willing to testify about it.....is Trump?

 8 months ago '05        #8
phantomnation 3109 heat pts3109 OP
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 8 months ago '12        #9
Heisenberg 139 heat pts139
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Lanny Davis confirmed this isnt coming from Cohen's camp. It's coming from Trump and co trying to hurt Cohen chances of getting a deal.

 8 months ago '16        #10
ThunnLanguage 13 heat pts13
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lyin sacka sh*t for our 'President'

Lanny Davis says they didn't leak this...

emoluments typa sh*t here, smh

/random thoughts

 8 months ago '04        #11
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 Alias said
its about to be a hot august.

dont ask me how.


Surgical season in effect.

 8 months ago '17        #12
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orange should have been doing his perp walk months ago

 8 months ago '09        #13
DatBrownDood 112 heat pts112
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Where the right wingers at??

 8 months ago '13        #14
DiegoRivera 26 heat pts26
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 Heisenberg said
Lanny Davis confirmed this isnt coming from Cohen's camp. It's coming from Trump and co trying to hurt Cohen chances of getting a deal.
Damn. They're getting real balsy. Just burning the whole Carter down.

 8 months ago '04        #15
Alias 4 heat pts
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 DatBrownDood said
Where the right wingers at??
its only 5am in moscow. they havent gotten up yet.

 8 months ago '07        #16
Damagegadget 494 heat pts494
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but but the trade deal..which is actually nothing of trumps doing, from what I get he caved and they are just negotiating.. these cats dont give a kcuf...these russian hacks just want americans to f*ght over fake party lines.. when we all know he is a hilary crony and voted democrat for yrs..

 8 months ago '12        #17
Heisenberg 139 heat pts139
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 DiegoRivera said
Damn. They're getting real balsy. Just burning the whole Carter down.
its slimey. there goes another card in Cohen's deck he can't use to strike up a deal while rudy ruins Cohen credibility on TV.

 8 months ago '08        #18
Keno 19 heat pts19
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Whale Damn say it ain’t so ... let’s see the spin

 8 months ago '04        #19
UF4Soldier 136 heat pts136
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It doesn't matter where it came from. They're starting to unravel this sh*t piece by piece. Trump is obviously already guilty of Obstruction Of Justice. I mean, he's begged all of the intelligence agency leaders to say he had nothing to do with this. Mueller is gonna dissect this administration from the bottom to the top.

Remember the Rouge CIA agent on Twitter? I remember him saying, all these motherfu*kers are gonna get taken out of the Whitehouse in handcuffs. So this sh*ts all starting to come to fruition.

 8 months ago '13        #20
DiegoRivera 26 heat pts26
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 Heisenberg said
its slimey. there goes another card in Cohen's deck he can't use to strike up a deal while rudy ruins Cohen credibility on TV.
Purely out of malice, huh?

Also...does this mean...they just threw Junior under the bus too? I guess he can be pardoned for this, that's the plan. A pardon comes with an admission of guilt, they just admitted for him basically. I suppose pardons are their next plan.

 8 months ago '12        #21
OldBusiness 176 heat pts176
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 UF4Soldier said
It doesn't matter where it came from. They're starting to unravel this sh*t piece by piece. Trump is obviously already guilty of Obstruction Of Justice. I mean, he's begged all of the intelligence agency leaders to say he had nothing to do with this. Mueller is gonna dissect this administration from the bottom to the top.

Remember the Rouge CIA agent on Twitter? I remember him saying, all these motherfu*kers are gonna get taken out of the Whitehouse in handcuffs. So this sh*ts all starting to come to fruition.
Hes squeezing everyone around him and making them do the investigation for him

 8 months ago '13        #22
Taree 9 heat pts
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 Keno said
Whale Damn say it ain’t so ... let’s see the spin
@ @ @ @ @ @ @
Y'all know what to do


































 8 months ago '07        #23
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 Heisenberg said
its slimey. there goes another card in Cohen's deck he can't use to strike up a deal while rudy ruins Cohen credibility on TV.
Rudy can try all he wants. Anybody with a brain can see its just trump and co tryin to contain a 4 alarm fire while trying to put it out with gas

 8 months ago '15        #24
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Welp..... hit it for me one more time!!!


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 8 months ago '18        #25
Binary 103 heat pts103
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So what does that even mean?

I've lost track of every little speck they've tried to pin on him, but surely THIS TIME it'll work, right?

its over for DAHNALD DRRUMPFF


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