Cohen Claims Trumps Knew About Russia Meeting … But Tweets, Testimony Say Something Else Cohen Claims Trumps Knew About Russia Meeting … But Tweets, Testimony Say Something Else – NTK Network

Cohen Claims Trumps Knew About Russia Meeting … But Tweets, Testimony Say Something Else

"Open, honest and transparent," is how former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen described the Trumps, following revelations about the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.

By NTK Staff | 07.27.2018 @9:17am
Cohen Claims Trumps Knew About Russia Meeting … But Tweets, Testimony Say Something Else

Sources alleged to CNN on Thursday that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is willing to testify that President Trump knew in advance of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and Donald Trump, Jr. The reported purpose of the meeting was to access Russian dirt on Clinton.

“Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians’ offer by Trump Jr,” CNN wrote. “By Cohen’s account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.”

But the lawyer struck a completely different tone when he praised Trump, Jr. for releasing documents surrounding the meeting in July 2017. “Open, honest, and transparent,” is how he described Trump, Jr.’s account of the meeting.

And, as CNN points out, Cohen testified to congressional intelligence committees, and during his testimony, he offered no indication that Trump knew of the meeting beforehand.

Trump claims that he had not heard of the meeting until reports surrounding the event emerged, an assertion he reiterated today.

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