Aug 25, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump doubles down on knowledge of Trump Tower meeting

President Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he "did NOT know about the [Trump Tower] meeting," referencing Michael Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis backing up his client who told lawmakers last year, in sworn testimony, he didn't know whether then-candidate Donald Trump had foreknowledge of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians.

The big picture: Axios' Jonathan Swan reported this week that Cohen still doesn't know whether Trump knew about the infamous meeting, according to Davis. "Nothing has changed," he told Axios. News reports last month said Cohen was willing to assert to special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump did know about the meeting in advance.

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