Really the most transparent lie ever if you think about it.
Courtesy of CNN:
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.
Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians’ offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen’s account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.
According to these sources, which most people believe is most likely Rudy Giuliani or a member of the Trump legal team, Cohen does not have any actual proof concerning this, but that he is willing to testify to Mueller that it is a fact.
If there is evidence to back this up, or other witnesses to corroborate it, that would prove that Trump has been lying about this for two years and that his son perjured himself in front of Congress when asked about it directly.
Personally, I have ALWAYS assumed that Trump knew about this meeting beforehand, and was also on the other end of the blocked phone number that Junior called both before and after the meeting with the Russians.
Remember that Trump talked about new information coming out about Hillary on the day of the meeting.
Reminder: Trump said that he was going to give a “major speech” on Hillary Clinton the same day that Don Jr. agreed to the meeting with the Russian lawyer. pic.twitter.com/BWu0R0HRa3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 27, 2018
Like I said, it was a given that he knew, but PROOF that he knew and then lied about it, and had everybody else lie about it, could still bite him on his chubby orange ass.
Of course, Trump has already come out and denied the truthfulness of Cohen’s allegation.
…..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?). He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary’s lawyer. Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2018
Well, it appears that Cohen has now been completely thrown under the bus.
I can only imagine what else he knows and is now more than ready to share with Mueller investigators.