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U.S. President Donald Trump denied Friday that he had advance information of a 2016 assembly between a Russian lawyer and his marketing campaign workers at Trump Tower by which the Russians provided to offer details about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
In a sequence of early morning tweets, the president dismissed studies that his former lawyer Michael Cohen mentioned Trump was conscious of the assembly.
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“I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr. Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?),” Trump tweeted. “He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary’s lawyer. Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!”
Citing unnamed sources, CNN reported Thursday that Cohen mentioned that his ex-client knew the assembly would occur — regardless of assertions by the president and others that they didn’t know something about it.
And that’s info that Cohen is keen to share with Robert Mueller, the particular counsel trying into Russian interference within the 2016 election, NBC News reported, additionally citing an unnamed supply.
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Cohen has mentioned he and a variety of different individuals have been current when Donald Trump Jr. knowledgeable his father concerning the provide from the Russians — including that the then-Republican candidate permitted the meet, in response to CNN.
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That would contradict Trump Jr.’s testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee final yr, by which he mentioned his father didn’t know of the assembly.
But CNN’s sources mentioned Cohen doesn’t have any proof to again up his claims, although he’s keen to face by his remarks
— with recordsdata from Jesse Ferreras
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