Is Michael Cohen the man to bring down President Donald Trump?


Noting that Cohen himself is under federal investigation, Trump tweeted at one point: "Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?)".

There is no evidence that Cohen is cooperating or struck any kind of deal, and it's not clear that prosecutors in the southern district of NY, which is handling Cohen's case, even want one, The Guardian reports.

Trump did not respond to shouted questions about Cohen from reporters after speaking about the economy at the White House Friday morning.

"I've always thought that if Mueller believed that Cohen was somehow the key to proving a collusion case against Trump, there's no way he lets that case walk to the Southern District of New York", McCarthy said, referencing Mueller's referral to the district that led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to raid Cohen's office, home, and hotel room in April.

The June 2016 meeting was arranged through a publicist, who told Trump Jr in emails that a senior Russian official "offered to provide the Trump campaign" with damaging information about Ms Clinton. Weisselberg's name came up earlier this week on an audio recording that captured then-nominee Donald Trump talking with his former attorney Michael Cohen about a payment to acquire the rights to the story of a former Playboy model who had claimed she and Trump had an affair, which the Trump campaign later denied.

Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, declined to comment to ABC News, other than to say an earlier report on the assertion by Cohen wasn't from him.

"I don't see how he has any credibility", Giuliani added, referring to Cohen. If you're Trump, this week has to have convinced you that Cohen is off the reservation - and could go a lot further off it in the very near future.

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The FBI months ago raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, including in search of documents related to a $130,000 payment the attorney facilitated before the 2016 election to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had sex with Trump in 2006.

"It was such a nothing, there was nothing to tell", Trump Jr. told Fox News's Sean Hannity in July 2017, denying any mention of the meeting to candidate Donald Trump.

At the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Trump Jr. was joined by his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trump's campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort.

As recently as last summer, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen wanted the world to know that Donald Trump an "open, honest, and transparent" person.

News also reported that Cohen was willing to speak to Meuller about his claims, citing its own "knowledgeable source" on Thursday night.

Giuliani also noted, in case anyone suspected otherwise, that the joint defense agreement between Trump and Cohen is over.

And both Trump and Trump Jr. have repeatedly denied that Trump knew about the meeting before it happened. After giving ever-shifting explanations, Trump Jr. eventually admitted that he talked to the Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya after being promised some dirt on Hillary Clinton. "Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!" "I would not accept him as a witness as a prosecutor", Giuliani said. In a series of tweets Friday morning, the president said, "The highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion" and "the only Collusion with Russian Federation was with the Democrats".