Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

  • Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

"It's time for Donald Trump Jr.to come back before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer them, but this time in public, under oath", Leahy said, Newsweek reports.

Nunberg's conclusions on Sunday stand in contrast to an interview he gave more than four months ago, when he claimed Trump did know about the meeting in advance, saying then that Trump "talked about it a week before".

Cohen's tone has also shifted.

Newsweek could not reach any of the 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee about whether they would support having Donald Trump Jr.re-testify.

"I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".

And now Cohen is saying that Donald Trump Jr. did let his father know about that meeting in advance. The testimonies were conducted in private sessions with senators in September 2017.

"Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam", Trump tweeted, adding: "(Taxi cabs maybe?).

Cohen wasn't at the Trump Tower meeting and Cohen has not offered evidence to support the claim that Trump knew about the meeting. The Justice Department has been investigating Cohen for months, raiding his home, office and hotel room in search of documents related to a $130,000 payment the attorney facilitated before the 2016 election to Stormy Daniels, an adult-film actress who says she had sex with Trump in 2006.

The Justice Department, as part of its investigation into Cohen, is working to determine if he was involved in paying off women making claims about Trump, and whether that violated any campaign finance laws.

Nunberg continued, "With that said, Chuck, for someone like me who has defended Michael publicly, when he takes Lanny Davis out of the Clinton crypt and starts talking about Watergate, releasing these tapes, it's a bridge too far".

At least eight people were present at the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower.

Sam Nunberg, a former aide on President Donald Trump's campaign, said Sunday that he does "sympathize" with Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, but he also hit back at Cohen's recent moves against Trump.

However, Giuliani said he himself was "not allowed" to release the tapes, which include what he said were "183 unique conversations", citing rules concerning the audio, which was among the materials seized from Cohen's office, home and hotel in NY in April amid a criminal investigation of Cohen by the United States attorney's office for the Southern District of NY. And that direct line between Russian interference and the president has never been proved before.