Asked by Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room last night what evidence Cohen had to back his assertion that drumpf had prior knowledge of The Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr., Manafort and Kushner with Russian Operatives offering dirt on HRC, Cohen attorney Lanny Davis upped the ante by stating that Cohen was prepared to testify that he was present at a meeting between Don Jr, and his father at which candidate Trump approved the meeting.
“Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis on Wednesday claimed Cohen witnessed a discussion between President Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., that was apparently related to the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer.
Davis, who is a contributor to The Hill, was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” what evidence Cohen has, as he has claimed, that Trump knew in advance about the meeting.
“At this juncture, I can only say that he was present during a discussion with Jr. and dad,” Davis told CNN. “Beyond that his testimony to the Senate Intelligence and House Intelligence committees was accurate. (snip)
Cohen previously told the congressional committees he did not know about the meeting in advance.”
This is a big deal because it puts Michael Cohen as an eyewitness in the room when the plans for a meeting were hatched rather than Cohen relying on hearsay or scuttlebutt to back his claim of drump’s prior knowledge.
What evidence does Michael Cohen have that the President knew in advance of the controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting?
“At this juncture, I can only say that [Cohen] was present during a discussion with [Donald Trump Jr.] and [Trump],” Lanny Davis says pic.twitter.com/l6v501rujQ
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