Monday, 22 October, 2018

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, willing to testify before special counsel

US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that Trump knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance, Michael Cohen says otherwise
Frank Williams | 01 August, 2018, 19:47

Trump tweeted, "NO", he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".

And now Cohen is saying that Donald Trump Jr. did let his father know about that meeting in advance.

Wallace went on to say that unless Cohen can provide evidence for his claim, it remains a matter of his word against Trump's, and it won't have a substantial impact on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair. Cohen reportedly alleges that he and several others were in the room when Trump gave the go-ahead to his son to have the meeting with the Russians, according to anonymous sources close to Cohen. He does not have any recordings of the meeting, the person said.

Jay Goldberg, another former Trump lawyer, argued Friday on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front" that Giuliani "immeasurably" damaged his case against Cohen with the sudden shift in tone. He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer.

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to a journalist in Moscow, Russia.

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that he wants the public to hear more of Michael Cohen's recordings as he continued to claim that they vindicated Trump. Trump Jr. stated that he expected dirt on Hillary Clinton from the meeting but came out empty handed.

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Cohen, whose business dealings are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has longtime dealings in the taxi industry and owns several medallions for New York City yellow cabs that allow them to pick up passengers on the street.

Michael Cohen arrives to court in NY on May 30, 2018.

Legal experts told Business Insider last week that they found it freaky that Cohen felt the need to record a conversation with Trump, and some said they had never heard of an attorney secretly recording a client.

Seventy percent of Republicans call the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt", while Democrats call it a "critical" matter of national security (77 percent). "Did you ever see Mr. Trump be loyal to him?" How stupid and unfair to our Country....

Mueller is known to be scrutinizing Trump's tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former F.B.I. director James Comey.

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.

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