The Dems are Still Trying to Create 'Dark Files' on President Trump

President Donald Trump denied Friday foreknowledge of a meeting during the 2016 election campaign at which Russians promised to share dirt on his rival Hillary Clinton - shooting back at an explosive allegation by his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Donald Trump Jr, accompanied by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, had in June 2016 met a group of people including the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had offered politically sensitive information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate.

On this week's Face The Nation, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani discussed the materials that federal investigators seized by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, seemingly causing more headaches for the president in the process. "I'd never prosecute a case on this guy's testimony", Giuliani said.

Giuliani was referring to Mueller's investigation.

"Arrived back in Washington last night from a very emotional reopening of a major U.S. Steel plant in Granite City, Illinois, only to be greeted with the ridiculous news that the highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion...", Trump tweeted. The President's attorney dropped the bombshell during an interview on CBS this Sunday. Another 42 percent say they want to wait to see what the facts show. Raddatz asked Abrams and Chris Christie, a former USA prosecutor and New Jersey governor who is an ABC News contributor, for their thoughts on the Trump team's legal strategy in regard to Cohen.

In his tweet, Trump suggested that Cohen is "trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?)".

He also called raids of Cohen's home, office and hotel room earlier this year "inconceivable" and "almost unheard of".

After announcing that Trump's legal team was investigating the audio recording of Cohen and Trump to determine whether or not it had been doctored, an anonymous source associated with Cohen blatantly ridiculed Giuliani, calling him "unhinged" and accused him of lying.

Rivera said Cohen was somewhat of a "consigliere" to Trump, in that he was the "one key person we tell all of our life story to".

Cohen's own lawyer, Davis, has compared the Cohen tape to the Watergate tapes that ultimately forced Republican president Richard Nixon to resign in 1974 as impeachment loomed.

Giuliani's recent attacks against Cohen's character have been in stark contrast to his prior praise for Cohen. And he has said in the past that the president didn't know about this nothing.

Giuliani, who had once applauded Cohen for his honesty, was asked about his dramatic change in opinion of Cohen on "Fox News Sunday", and explained, "The man is a pathological manipulator, liar".

Vanessa Coleman

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