Bombshell Report: Michael Cohen Claims Trump Knew About Infamous Trump Tower Meeting

According to CNN, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney is willing to refute the president’s denials.

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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.

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.

Former Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer says that if this is true it is bad news bears for the White House.

https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1022662668665151488

And indeed, a source knowledgable about the Cohen investigation confirmed CNN’s report to my colleague David Corn. 

Buckle up.

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