By The Blaze. A report Thursday says that Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for President Donald Trump, will testify that the president knew about a meeting with Russians he has previously claimed he knew nothing about. . .
The controversial meeting took place in June 2016 at Trump Tower and was attended by Donald Trump Jr., publicist Rob Goldstone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and various Russians with connections to the Russian government.
Trump Jr. admitted that he was seeking damaging information about Hillary Clinton ahead of the election. In emails that he posted to his Twitter account, Trump Jr. had accepted the meeting organized by Goldstone, who said the information was coming from the Russian government. He also claimed Russia supported Trump’s presidential campaign. . .
According to sources that spoke to CNN, Cohen is willing to testify that he was present when Trump Jr. told then-candidate Trump about the meeting, and that he saw Trump approve of the meeting. . .
In a combative interview on CNN Thursday, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani called Michael Cohen a liar and an unreliable witness. He said that Cohen lacked all credibility, and that it could actually damage any case if his testimony was included. (Read more from “Leaked: Here’s What Michael Cohen Will Reportedly Testify Against President Trump” HERE)
Michael Cohen Wants Gag Order Against Stormy Daniels’ Attorney for Alleged Smear Campaign
By ABC News. Michael Cohen’s efforts to muzzle one of his chief antagonists will be before a federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday, as President Donald Trump’s long-time fixer seeks a gag order against Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for adult-film star, Stormy Daniels.
Cohen’s lawyers have likened Avenatti to a “small-town carnival magician,” and have accused him in court filings of a deliberate smear campaign against Cohen involving more than 170 television appearances and upwards of 500 tweets “during which he routinely accused Cohen of various criminal acts” and of “being a moron.”
“Mr. Avenatti’s actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity,” wrote Cohen’s attorney Brent Blakely in a court filing earlier this month.
Avenatti has called the request for a gag order “a complete joke and baseless.” He has been unrelenting in his public criticism of Cohen, even as the former Trump Organization executive has publicly signaled a break with the president – and an apparent willingness to cooperate with federal prosecutors. (Read more from “Michael Cohen Wants Gag Order Against Stormy Daniels’ Attorney for Alleged Smear Campaign” HERE)