Trump denies that he knew about son’s Russia meeting

BTW

Late Thursday it was revealed that President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, claims then-candidate Trump was aware his son, Donald Trump Jr., was going to take a meeting with Russian nationals promising compromising material on his opponent in 2016, Hilary Clinton.

The meeting—which has become the focus of an investigation of the president’s campaign and possible collusion with Russia—consisted of the president’s son, the president’s campaign manager, and the president’s top adviser, who is also his son-in-law, and it took place in the building Trump owns. Which he was in at the time.

It’s probable he was aware of it.

While the president has denied any knowledge of it, saying he only learned of about it a year later, Cohen said that was patently false, CNN reported.

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 assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said.

That story would seem to be a very big piece of evidence in the case against Trump possibly conspiring with a foreign power, but fret not, the president denied it on Twitter this morning.

Trump didn’t offer any defense of his son in his tweets, where he accused Cohen of lying.

Trump has defended his son about the Trump Tower meeting on Twitter before.

Trump Jr., who is very vocal on Twitter about the pretty much every news story, has not tweeted in response.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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