Michael Cohen’s lawyer walks back claim Trump knew of Russia meeting

Michael Cohen leaving the courthouse where he pleaded guilty earlier thsi week

Mary Altaffer AP Michael Cohen leaving the courthouse where he pleaded guilty earlier thsi week

WaPo cited "a person familiar with Cohen's thinking" who said that Cohen was interested in talking about Trump's advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Mueller.

Even Trump's own attorney, former prosecutor and mayor Rudy Giuliani, had trouble standing behind the suggestions the President made about cooperation, telling The News Friday that his client "is not a lawyer".

Manafort was convicted last week on eight of 18 criminal counts related to financial and tax fraud. He said recently he knew about payments "later on". Such payments could be considered illegal campaign contributions under federal election law, according to experts.

Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, explained on "Fox & Friend" on Monday that Trump has constitutional defenses to Mueller's Russian Federation probe, but that is not the case with respect to the investigations being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY.

What they found was passed on to NY judicial authorities.

Lanny Davis, one of Cohen's attorneys, told Business Insider after Cohen pleaded guilty that Cohen felt "pain for his family" that he could go to prison but relief that the plea deal was done. "I regret the error". "But I am not sure".

The following day, The Washington Post reported that Cohen had told associates that he witnessed an exchange in which Trump Jr. told his father about an upcoming gathering in which he expected to get information about Clinton.

Dershowitz said that while Trump has the right to fire Sessions, "I think it would be a mistake to fire anybody".

The White House has said Trump also denied having sex with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with extensive ties to the Kremlin.

"They are the comments of a man who has no respect for the law", said Allan Lichtman, a political historian who teaches at American University. A co-operation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to the president given the executive's longtime role in Trump's business affairs.

Worth noting? This Trump Tower meeting - ground zero for the "meddling" claims - was set up by the same bipartisan forces peddling the notorious "golden showers" memo, which accused Trump of being blackmailed by Russian Federation as a result of his alleged deviant sexual fetishes. "The answer is that I did NOT know about the meeting". CNN "stands by" it anyway, defending literal fake news.

According to WaPo, Davis was an anonymous source for a story that the newspaper ran in July confirming the CNN report.

"Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall", Trump wrote in the tweet.

Whatever you think of Trump - and this news outlet has emerged as a rare agnostic voice when it comes to his administration - there is clearly egg all over the faces of his critics this week (as well as the liberal mainstream media outlets which regurgitated the apparently unfounded speculation).

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