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Cohen Says Trump Knew About Trump Tower Meeting With Russians In Advance, CNN Reports

But if Mueller could prove Trump was aware of it or cast doubt on denials by Trump and Trump Jr., it would be a dramatic addition to Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

Citing a knowledgeable source, NBC reported that the attorney, Michael Cohen, says that President Trump was told ahead of time about the meeting by his son, Donald Trump Jr.

"Donald Trump Jr. has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations", said Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump Jr.

The quiet feud between the pair was catapulted into the national spotlight this week with the airing of a taped conversation the two men had in 2016 about payments revolved around Karen McDougal, a former Playmate who alleges to have had an affair with Trump.

"I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr.", Trump said in the first of a sequence of tweets.

Sources told CNN that Cohen claims that he was with Trump when Donald Trump Jr.

Giuliani added in his Thursday interview that he didn't "see how he [Cohen] has any credibility", referring to Cohen's lawyer's releasing a tape earlier this week of what appeared to be a secretly recorded conversation between Cohen and Trump.

"If lying to the media was a crime, he would go to jail for a thousand years", Giuliani quipped. She noted that Giuliani called Cohen an "honest, honorable lawyer" on "This Week" in May. Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?).

"The president was very disappointed in Michael Cohen as he's tweeted particularly because he was a friend but also because he was a lawyer and acting as a lawyer during that conversation", Giuliaini said.

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But Cohen has told associates that he witnessed an exchange between then-candidate Trump and Trump Jr. before the June 9 meeting in which Trump Jr. updated his father about an upcoming gathering in which he would get information about Clinton, according to one person familiar with discussions among Cohen's friends. We are very confident of the accuracy and reliability of the information that has been provided by Mr Trump Jr and on his behalf'.

Trump said on July 12, 2017, that he "only heard about it two or three days ago". At the time, the Russian operation to covertly boost Trump's candidacy wasn't publicly known.

If Trump knew beforehand and approved the meeting, he was knowingly accepting the assistance of a foreign power in the election - arguably a violation of US campaign finance law, which prohibits all foreign sources of contributions and benefits in-kind - and he or other campaign aides may have gone on afterward to continue to work with that same foreign power.

It might corroborate other evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller already has.

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Monday that he's not sure collusion with Russian Federation would be considered a crime, marking a sharp advancement of the President's longtime defense that there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

Why would it matter if Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting? .

Axios reported that Bannon does not have first-hand knowledge about whether Trump Jr. told his father, and Bannon later said his "treasonous" remark was directed at Manafort and not Trump Jr.

"Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion", Trump said during a new set of tweets, so "now they are looking at my Tweets (along with 53 million other people)".

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