Trump Denies He Knew Beforehand of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Police stand outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York City U.S

Trump Denies He Knew Beforehand of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer. "If they rely on would destroy whatever case they have".

Cohen, who once declared fierce loyalty to the president, is under federal investigation in NY for his business dealings and reportedly whether hush payments violated campaign finance laws.

The campaign was not discussed during the meeting, a source familiar with it told ABC News, and Donald Trump Jr. has said the meeting concerned the reversal of a Russian ban on Americans' adopting Russian children.

Cohen said he was present when Trump was informed by his son, Donald Trump Jr., that the offer had been made, the network said.

To be clear, these sources said Cohen does not have evidence, such as audio recordings, to corroborate his claim, but he is willing to attest to his account.

The role Cohen, a longtime personal confidant of Trump, might play in the Mueller probe is unknown. The president also characterized the raid as a break-in and suggested Cohen's actions were "perhaps illegal".

While Rob [Goldstone] said he would send me the names of the attendees for the June 9th meeting, he never did.

Trump Jr responded "I love it" when first offered the political "dirt" on Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. His lawyer Lanny Davis declined to comment.

At the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Trump Jr. was joined by his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trump's campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort.

Police stand outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York City U.S

Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia, July 11, 2017.

The official story later changed.

The economy went up by 4.1% in the April to June quarter - and Mr Trump said he expected it to climb further.

"Cohen recorded everything", said Bryan Lanza, a former Trump campaign official.

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner leaves after a jobs creation pledge event in the East Room of the White House July 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Alas, Trump denies that he knew about the meeting in advance. "I'm starting to think Trump doesn't hire all the best people", he joked, laughing. If true, it would also mean that Donald Trump Jr. lied about his father's knowledge of this to congressional investigators. "A particular focus will be Trump Jr.'s initial statement about the meeting, which turned out to be false, and which the president dictated from Air Force One while returning from Europe. We are very confident of the accuracy and reliability of the information that has been provided by Mr. Trump, Jr., and on his behalf".

The facts surrounding the Trump Tower meeting have always been a point of interest.

On Twitter, Trump called Mueller "highly conflicted" and sniped that he was 'looking at my Tweets (along with 53 million other people)'.

"(T) he rigged Witch Hunt continues!" he complained, adding: "How stupid and unfair to our Country".

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week
Stop copying our flag, NZ acting prime minister tells Australia