Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes

31 July, 2018, 07:57 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Cohen Says Trump Knew About Trump Tower Meeting With Russians In Advance, CNN Reports

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.

CNN reported that Cohen does not have evidence to back up his story, such as audio recordings, but that he is willing to discuss it with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE, who is investigating any ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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".

Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Trump Jr., said in a statement that his client "has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations". Trump vehemently denied Cohen's claim via Twitter.

CNN first reported that Cohen has said that Trump knew in advance about the meeting and approved it going forward.

Rudy Giuliani called Michael Cohen a "pathological liar" in a heated CNN interview. In response, a source close to Cohen mocked Giuliani, saying, "You mean Rudy is floating reckless, fact-free, false, wild speculation as if he were unhinged?"

Three days after Cohen's new lawyer, Lanny Davis, released a tape of Cohen and Trump talking about paying for Playboy model Karen McDougal's silence, the relationship splintered further Friday.

"If lying to the media was a crime, he would go to jail for a thousand years", Giuliani quipped.

Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. Christie said that if Cohen wants to make a deal with prosecutors, he may be hurting himself by making claims publicly about Trump.

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Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump, Jr.at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Trump said during a morning tweet storm.

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.

The New York investigation into Cohen came after prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team alerted the Department of Justice to evidence related to Cohen that would fit more into the jurisdiction of the New York Southern District, and less so into the special counsel's purview.

Trump Jr. testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the meeting, which was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Still, Nunberg noted that Trump would have known about the Russian Federation lawyer meeting "under normal circumstances".

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Monday that he's not sure collusion with Russian Federation would be considered a crime, marking a sharp advancement of the President's longtime defense that there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

To be clear, that case has not been proven and Trump and everyone else in the Trump camp denies it.

Why would it matter if Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting? .

"Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion", Trump said during a new set of tweets, so "now they are looking at my Tweets (along with 53 million other people)".

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