In short, if Cohen is determined to be telling the truth and Trump had been briefed about the Russians' offer of help before Trump Jr. convened the June 2016 meeting, it could mean Trump knew then that Russia was listening and that he expected it to act as it did.
To be clear, these sources said Cohen does not have evidence, such as audio recordings, to corroborate his claim, but he is willing to attest to his account.
According to Giuliani, the 100 or more tapes seized from Cohen prove that "the president did nothing wrong".
If the Federal Bureau of Investigation could substantiate that Trump Jr. called Trump senior at the time he was organizing the Trump Tower meeting and other witnesses - Cohen or others - were prepared to talk about what they saw, it could strengthen Mueller's case.
Whether or not President Trump knew about his son's meeting with Russians is one of the central unanswered questions in a wide-ranging investigation into possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. "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 tweeted Friday morning. As a prosecutor, Christie said that before he would make a deal with Cohen "there would be a long come-to-Jesus meeting with [him] and with his attorneys about from this moment forward, if you have a deal, keep your mouth shut, because it doesn't help the prosecution to have all this information out there".
'Unhappy' woman seeking divorce after 40 years must stay married, court rules
Another said Parliament had "decreed" that being in a "wretchedly unhappy marriage" was not a ground for divorce. It is not for us to change the law laid down by Parliament - our role is only to interpret and apply the law".
President Trump has said that he knew nothing about the sit-down, which was held at Trump Tower, until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July of past year. "I don't see how he has any credibility". Donald Trump Jr.'s own emails and congressional testimony revealed that he was very eager about the prospect of receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton. He clearly states that he anticipated he was going to receive damaging information on his father's political opponent Hillary Clinton.
Rudy Giuliani called Michael Cohen a "pathological liar" in a heated CNN interview on Thursday.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen stands behind Trump after a group of supporters plus vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence laid hands on Trump in prayer during a campaign stop at the New Spirit Revival Center church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, US on September 21, 2016. At the time, the Russian operation to covertly boost Trump's candidacy wasn't publicly known.
"It's not true", he said.
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Schauffele had to hole out a wedge on the final hole to force a playoff, and the ball checked up well short. For the first time Woods's two young children were totally aware of what he was doing out on the course.
Asked about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's upcoming trial, Giuliani told CNN "New Day" co-anchor Alisyn Camerota that Manafort "was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump". There were several native Russians in the room, including Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin.
He also confirmed that the joint defense agreement between Trump and Cohen has ended.
"I completely understand why under ordinary circumstances prosecutors would not approve of what I did", Davis said in a separate interview Wednesday. But one claim stayed consistent: that Trump had no knowledge of the meeting beforehand, wasn't told about it afterward and first learned about it one year later. Trump has repeatedly disparaged Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt".
In the tape, the two men discuss how to buy the rights to a former Playboy model's story of her affair with Trump.
Mr Trump said they would soon be on their way home. "I didn't know that".
What is National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam
The CM, who is leaving for Delhi today, said she would seek time from Union home minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the issue. The first draft comprising the names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam was published online by the Registrar General of India.
But perhaps the highest-stakes denial was given by Trump Jr.in his testimony previous year to the Senate Judiciary Committee.