I always thought Trump knew about the meeting. Come on – his son, son-in-law and campaign manager met the Russians in his building. If this is true, it is collusion. Lock him up!
However, who knows if Cohen is credible. I hope he has proof.
BREAKING: Michael Cohen claims then-candidate Donald Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources say https://t.co/EeJhChKCe1 pic.twitter.com/NdpbZTYiU2
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2018
BTW..Two months ago, a source close to Trump told me that Cohen told them, the week after his offices were raided by the FBI, that he had no relevant info about the TT meeting b/c he was never an official member of the campaign and never sat in any high level campaign meeting. https://t.co/pwPdJhKaG8
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 27, 2018
BREAKING: Michael Cohen claims then-candidate Donald Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources say https://t.co/l4lYev94Et pic.twitter.com/tlUaihjDIG
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 27, 2018
NEWS: Michael Cohen is now claiming that Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians in real-time. We tallied it up: Trump, Trump Jr., both of their lawyers, and Sarah Sanders denied more than 15 times that Trump knew about the meeting. https://t.co/PetXdbwIpZ
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) July 27, 2018
One thing that's a hard sell for Giuliani is to insist Cohen has been lying "for years."
If that's the case, then why was Cohen one of Trump's most trusted confidantes until, well, a month ago?
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 27, 2018
Giuliani says that Cohen's claims are worthless if they can't be corroborated. As I just told Chris Cuomo, Mueller can corroborate them with Don Jr.'s phone records: See if he called his dad right after meeting was offered and before it was accepted https://t.co/Q8T4kraqfd
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 27, 2018
Why would the Trump team know that Cohen was willing to testify to this? Only reason I can think of is if he told them trying to extract a pardon. https://t.co/SVOlddiPuo
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 27, 2018
This is why the House Intel Committee should have subpoenaed Donald Trump, Jr.’s phone records. There was a BLOCKED call sandwiched between two calls to the Russians who set up the Trump Tower meeting. Was it @RealDonaldTrump? https://t.co/33HigM5ORR
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 27, 2018
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) July 27, 2018
Neither Cohen nor Mueller benefits from the public revelation of what Cohen says he’s prepared to tell Mueller or a grand jury. So Trump is the likely source. But he can’t really think it’ll help him by taking away the surprise factor. So what explains this leak? https://t.co/NzcfpUX8l8
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 27, 2018