Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton


Not only has Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly said that Trump did, in fact, know about the meeting in advance, as Inquisitr earlier reported, but just two days before the meeting, Trump announced that he planned a major speech serving up damaging information on Clinton. He quickly replied, "if it's what you say I love it".

"Well, the question is, 'How would it be illegal?'" Sekulow said of the meeting. Sekulow said it was a simple mistake.

'The question is what law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated? The Russian attorney at that meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has close ties to the Kremlin.

Such testimony by Cohen, a longtime fixer for Trump, would contradict the testimony and public denials of the president, his son, and other campaign officials who've repeatedly said the president wasn't aware of the meeting until more than a year later.

Sekulow added that he has "no knowledge" of whether federal investigators are probing one of the attendees of the meeting, Donald Trump Jr., even as critics charge that the secretive discussion might have run afoul of campaign finance law. "As far as when did we correct it, the important part is the information that we've shared with the office of special counsel, I'm not going to get into the details, but we were very clear as to the situation involving that trip and the statements that were made to The New York Times". "I had a lot of information to process".

Sunday's tweet was Trump's clearest statement yet on the objective of the meeting, which has become a focal point of Mueller's investigation even as the president and his lawyers try to downplay its significance and pummel the Mueller probe with attacks.

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'I think our decisions will get made in the next week to 10 days, ' Giuliani told Politico on Friday. One attorney who deposed Trump in the 1990s told CNN about the experience in a segment that aired Friday night.

Before he was president, private citizen Donald Trump sat for several depositions in legal cases related to his businesses.

Trump has stepped up his public attacks on the Mueller probe since the first trial to arise from it began last week in Alexandria, Virginia, involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Sekulow said those include a 2011 "business dispute" between Mueller and the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., over club fees.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations by USA intelligence agencies that his government meddled and Trump denies collusion, describing the Mueller investigation as a political witch hunt that should be shut down. Last week, Trump's national security team said Russian Federation was behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in November 2018 congressional elections.

That's unsafe, Schiff said, since National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and other top administration officials warned just last week that the Russians are continuing their efforts to influence USA voters in this year's midterm elections. It's all about Article II, ' he said. The events he is focusing on include the president's firing of FBI director James Comey and Trump's tweets, specifically the ones that have called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the investigation.