Cohen willing to tell Mueller team that Trump lied

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is prepared to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller that President Trump knew in advance of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting are lies, according to sources.
By Rick Docksai | Dec 15, 2018
President Trump knew in advance of the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, despite his many denials to the contrary, former attorney Michael Cohen said. Sources told reporters Thursday that Cohen is prepared to make this admission to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team as part of its widening investigation into Russian election meddling.

Trump has denied having any prior knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting, in which Donald Trump Jr. and several associates met with a Russian delegation that had offered to share damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Cohen reportedly said that he personally witnessed Donald Trump Jr. tell his father ahead of time about the meeting.

The news of Cohen's admission sparked an angry response from Lanny Davis, Cohen's attorney, who told Newsweek that the "leak did not come from us." Sources told Newsweek that Davis is furious over the leak as it undermines Cohen's ability to talk to Mueller.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani came out swinging against Cohen on Thursday evening, telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that Cohen is a "pathological liar" who has been "lying for years" and has "no credibility." Trump chimed in on Friday, restating in a series of tweets that he had no advance knowledge of the Trump Tower tweeting and that Cohen is "trying to make up stories to get himself out of an unrelated jam."

The Trump team's attacks got a swift dismissal from another anonymous source, who told Newsweek that the whole exchange reads like "a Saturday Night Live satire." The source added:

"The president of the United States, who lied about this meeting, and his son, who lied two or three times about this meetingand they both got caughtare now accusing Michael Cohen of not having credibility. Are you serious?"



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