Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen says the US president knew in advance about an infamous June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower during which Russians offered to provide comprising information about Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the presidential election.
Sources told CNN that Cohen claims he was with Trump when his son, Donald Trump Jr., told him of the offer from a Russian lawyer and that then-candidate Trump approved going ahead with the meeting between his campaign officials and the Russians.
The Trump Tower meeting has been of particular interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Cohen does not have evidence to back up his claim but he is willing to make that assertion to Mueller, according to CNN.
Previously Trump has denied having prior knowledge of the meeting.
Trump Jr. had attended the…