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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"He was attempting to build trump tower moscow. Here's benjamin witness who as always is is quoting or paraphrasing the report itself between at least two thousand thirteen and two thousand sixteen the trump organization explored florida similar licensing deal in russia involving the construction of a trump branded property in moscow the project commonly referred to as a trump tower moscow anticipated a combination of commercial hotel and residential properties all within the same building between two two thousand thirteen and two thousand sixteen several employees of the trump organization including then president of the organization donald j trump trump pursued a moscow deal with several russian counterparts from the fall of two thousand fifteen until the middle of two thousand sixteen michael cohen in spearheaded the trump organizations pursuit of trump tower moscow project including by reporting on the project status to candidate the trump and other executives in the trump organization. There were two main efforts at building trump tower moscow. The first involves the so-called crocus group in order to build in moscow trump needed a local partner. The crocus group is a real estate development company controlled controlled by a russian oligarch named aris agalarov trump and agalarov know each other because they put on the miss universe pageant in moscow together in two thousand thirteen at the end of that twenty thirteen pageant. The pair begins discussing a possible trump tower deal. Jason leopold anthony cornea cormet of buzzfeed news broke some of the earliest reporting on the trump tower moscow projects. Here's leopold so anthony. I i had started to here in two thousand seventeen that the trump tower moscow project which we didn't know about the time and and frankly the thing..

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Rep. Quigley Questions Muller At Congressional Hearings

Steve Dahl

08:08 min | 2 years ago

Rep. Quigley Questions Muller At Congressional Hearings

"Quickly was a big part of the second more hearing on the house intelligence committee was originally scheduled join us in just a few minutes about five twenty but he's going to be busy so graciously called a little bit earlier health minister answer a couple of questions thank you for your time this afternoon how are you Sir one one more time here beat that I think we know so the music was just a bit loud the blackout connection open tomorrow so it begins the best part of the summer training camp and Blackhawks convention now that we have the a molar here in the long awaited the much anticipated Muller hearing behind us your thoughts on if it made any impact at all if you think it will change one vote in this very divided country one opinion and just if Mr Maulers fitness in general I just want to get your take on it I don't know that much changes as you describe it a polarized country it's something they can to a political debate where most people I'll go to a political debate have already made up their mind it just reinforces where they are I think it was Woodrow Wilson said almost all actions are site decided by four five percent in the middle even only three percent had read the report I think it informed a lot more looking maybe add value there and as for Mr Miller I I got the impression that he was tired a denture a lot he's I think he's a seventy five now it but it's never easy doing this the L. seven hours and at least half of it people are yelling now letting you answer questions and not being protected particularly respectful so I don't know any of us in the his position yesterday congressman clearly regard so what you just said about does it's a tough tough room to play is that why you started your opening comments to Mister Muller by saying this too shall pass there was a as quick as I could settle message of sympathy or empathy for what he was going through you mentioned that you say that I consider myself to be a modern I consider myself to be an independent I don't carry water for either of the parties that being said don't you worry that the Democrats including yourself for calling for impeachment inquiry is at the very least are over playing your hands similarly to all the Republicans did during the Clinton area and even if you impeach the president he will not be convicted in the Senate animal break bad for the Democrats possibilities next November look I'm I'm understanding of that I think what frustrated me was impeachment inquiry does many things one of the most important is it gives you a much greater argument in court when you're attempting to get the president to turn over records and to respond to subpoenas have people come and testify so for me what was the what moves the needle work the president yes totally shiny bite down who might come testify and not answer any other questions or are responding to subpoenas so this is a tactical way of speeding the process affect I think somebody part of the fact yes Sir the molar kinda concluded his report because he realized to go through litigation to get to people in to be interviewed was going to run the clock town is worried that this if this was deep in the next year they'll be coming in for a political firestorm more than that even is because the election I think that's accurate in what he said I also think it's a problem what it what it tells future executives Democrat or Republican is J. you just walk at every turn and time all right out the second part of that day I raised in my questions was he got a pressure whether some of the strong Democrat or strong Republican or an independent the question the other question I raised was what happened the president serves beyond the statute of limitations so a president can make obstruction of justice to get elected or shortly thereafter they serve a second term that's eight years the statute of limitations on that crime and many federal crimes would have won out so the logic behind the wheel that you can't indict a seeded president is that the process should be impeachment that's a better course and it's unconstitutional to indict the modern office I don't think the founding fathers envisioned a system that would allow anyone to be above the law they just sign off the yoke of the king obviously was about the law and I I just I think it's irrational I think it's something you handle with the greatest care and respect but yet now if you take it to its extreme surprise it could commit an extraordinarily serious crime and never be held accountable do you get the sense we're talking here congressman Mike quickly from the fifth congressional district here in Chicago is on the intelligence committee Sonya stayed in the more hearing the in the Nixon here when the tapes came out and Republicans heard the tapes that's a very cold water went to the White House is I guess what you've got to go Donald Trump maybe a lot of different things to a lot of different people and he certainly is not very he's quite sloppy in his verbiage that being said you really get the sense that there's more to what we've already learned regarding the people that ran his campaign and and hostile foreign entities is there any there there or is this just over I think what you read was a lot of air right I mean matter fort for financial gain needing with the Russians those tied to a G. 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U. their intelligence service personally profit in a peace plan which will allow Russia to keep its land grab in Ukraine and Crimea that's pretty troubling the trump tower Moscow deal is extraordinarily troubling because they knew that they would need approval from the the highest sources the highest powers in Russia to do it never gonna profit greatly yeah there's a lot of their their now is there more yeah I'm on the scene I've been on the committee since the first day of rest and there's a lot of troubling issues here this is a very damning report and and finally as important as what's in the report and a director mall or references this began as a counterintelligence investigation was the president United States compromised it it began by an FBI investigation of people questioning what the Russians would do and who was listening to that where is that investigation apparently director mall or send it all over to the FBI or it's in the Southern District of New York or other collection of those are extraordinary question this is important stuff I know people and I think it absolutely everything is partisan but they are this present and acted inappropriately and there's still work to do we'll have to leave it there is a no you have to go but thanks for coming on this radio station I you're always welcome on the show to give your opinion and the inside and did molar testified behind closed doors after the second session yesterday I'm not quite sure about that no he didn't I think he wisely got that act out of there as he could and I'm not sure anyone could going thanks for your time and good luck with the Blackhawks this year thank you take care of things here that is constantly quickly a member of the house intelligence committee your

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"The Galera were involved in the Trump Tower Moscow project. However, it appears that the admiral's are also acutely aware of the Russian government's efforts to help the Donald Trump campaign. So all these dealings with the Galera offs, you can say they're about business. You can say, oh, hey, I did a music video with the years ago. However, it appears that the are operating not independently, but as part of the Russian government's efforts to help the Donald Trump campaign, this next section focuses on who knew what when awareness of the meeting within the campaign on June seventh Goldstone, emailed, Trump junior and said that quote Ayman asked that I schedule a meeting with you and the Russian government attorney who's flying over from Moscow notice, the framing, the Russian government attorney, Don jR applied that Manafort identified as quote the campaign boss, jeered Kushner and Trump junior would likely attend. Goldstone was. Prized to learn the Don jR Manafort and Kushner would attend. Kava lauds redacted, puzzled by the list of ten dis in that he checked with one of Ayman admirals assistance. I'm going to just skip this name who said that the purpose of the meeting was for vessels sky to convey, quote, negative information on Hillary Clinton. So there's a little bit of confusion. I guess, among I go off in his crew that the Trump campaign is being so bold with this. However Aguirre assistant stated that he did not recall having known or said that which is interesting. I did not realize it Moore's team was able to get such access early on June eighth of twenty sixteen. Kushner emailed, his assistant, asking her to discuss eight three PM meeting the following day with Don jR later that day, Don jR, four did the entirety of his Email correspondence regarding the meeting with Goldstone Manafort in Kushner under the subject line of forward. Russia. Clinton, private and confidential. So, I think what's important here with even just that heading. We have Russia, this idea that Russia as a nation state has something to do with Clinton, and we need to keep this under wraps. What do you keep this under wraps, because you don't want people to know about it would be a problem if this got out, adding a note that quote meeting got moved to four o'clock tomorrow at my offices Kushner, then sent his assistant, a second Email informing her that, quote the meeting with Don jR is four PM. Now, Manafort, responded, CU you, then P Rick gates who was the deputy campaign chairman, stated during interviews with the.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:44 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is from page, sixty eight in February twenty fourteen of Trump met with Laura and toured the crocus city site during a visit to Moscow for March twenty fourteen through July twenty fourteen the group's discussed design standards and other architectural elements. This is for the proposed Trump Tower Moscow. For example, in July, two thousand fourteen members of the Trump organization sent crocus group counterparties questions about the demographics of these prospective buyers, crooked city area, the development of neighboring parcels and cross crocus city and concepts for redesigning portions of the building in March two thousand fourteen the Trump organization requested specifications for competing Marriott. Branded tower being built in crocus city, beginning in September twenty fourteen the Trump organization stopped responding in a timely fashion of correspondence and proposals from the crocus group communications between the two groups continued through November twenty fourteen with decreasing frequency. What appears to be the last communication is dated November, twenty fourth two thousand fourteen the project appears not to have developed past the planning stage and no construction occurred page sixty nine. Subtext or somebody to be communications with ic- expert investment company and Georgie rats. Kaladze. In the late summer of two thousand fifteen the Trump organization received a new inquiry after pursuing a Trump Tower project in Moscow, in approximately September. Twenty fifteen Felix Seder, New York base real estate adviser contacted Michael Cohen. Then executive vice president of the Trump organization and special counsel to Donald J Trump Seder had previously worked for the Trump organization and advised that a number of domestic, and international projects, cedar at explored, the possibility of a Trump Tower project in Moscow, while working with the Trump organization and therefore new of the organization's general interest in completing a dealer, Seder had also served as an informal agent of the Trump organization in Moscow previously and had accompanied of Trump and Donald Trump junior to Moscow in the mid two thousands, cedar conducted are contacted Cohen on behalf of ic- expert investment company. I see expert, a Russian real estate Development Corporation controlled by. Andry. Vladimirovich. Rozov. Seder. Known Rozov since approximately two thousand seven and in two thousand fourteen had served as an agent on behalf of Rozov during Rosa's purchase of a building in New York City, cedar later, contacted Rozov and proposed that I see expert pursue at Trump Tower Moscow project in which I see expert would license the name and brand from the Trump organization, but construct, the building on its own say worked on the deal with Roosevelt, another employee of icy expert Cohen was the only Trump organization Representative to negotiate directly with ICS expert or its agents in approximately September. Twenty fifteen Cohen obtained approval to negotiate with icy expert from candidate Trump, who was then president of the Trump organization. Cohen provided updates directly to Trump about the project through twenty fifteen and into twenty sixteen assuring him. The project was continuing Cohen, also discussed the Trump Moscow project vodka Trump as to design elements such as possible architects for the project and Donald Trump junior about his experience in Moscow and possible involvement. In the project during the fall of two thousand fifteen page seventy. Also during the fall of twenty fifteen Cohen communicated about the Trump Moscow proposal with Georgi, Ruth's kill a business executive, who previously had been involved in a development deal with the Trump organization in Batumi, Georgia. Cohen stated that he spoke to cuts allowed say, in part because Ritz Vilakazi had pursued business ventures in Moscow, including a licensing deal with the Lara of owned crocus group on September twenty second twenty fifteen Cohen forwarded a preliminary design study for the Trump Moscow project to Ritz Kaladze, ask, adding, I look forward to your reply about this spectacular project in Moscow Ritz. Go odds eighth forwarded Cohen's Email to an associate and wrote if we could organize the median in New York at the highest level of Russian government, and Mr. Trump is project would definitely receive the worldwide attention on September twenty fourteen twenty fifty and risk allies as sent Cohen attached. That he described as a proposed letter to the mayor of Moscow, from Trump organization explaining that we need to send this letter to the mayor of Moscow, second guy in Russia. He is aware of the potential project, and we'll pledge his support in a second Email to Cohen set. The same day Ritz gazette provided a translation of the letter which described the Trump Moscow project as quote, a symbol of stronger economic business and cultural relationships between New York and Moscow and therefore the United States, and the Russian federation on September twenty seven two thousand fifteen Ritz Kaladze, send another Email to Cohen proposing that the Trump organization partner on the Trump Moscow project with global development group LLC, which you described as being controlled by Mikhail push push. She can a Russian architect and Simon Nishad Zeh Cohen told the office that he ultimately declined the proposal and his said continue to work with icy expert. The office present represented by Felix Seder. See that letter of. Tete, and context, Russian government over twenty fifteen to January twenty sixteen sub I- trumps Trump signs of the letter of intent on behalf of the Trump organization between approximately October thirteen twenty fifteen and November second twenty fifteen the Trump organization through its subsidiary, Trump.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

06:10 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Russian government links to an context with the Trump campaign office identified multiple contacts links in the words of the appointment order between Trump campaign, officials and individuals with ties to the Russian government. The office investigated whether those contacts constituted a third avenue of attempted Russian interference with or influence on the twenty sixteen presidential election in particular, the investigation examined, whether these contacts involved resulted in coordination, or a conspiracy with the Trump campaign and Russia, including with respect to Russia, providing assistance to the Trump campaign in exchange for any sort of favourable treatment in the future based on the available information. The investigation did not establish such coordination this section describes a print, the principal links between the Trump campaign and individuals with ties to the Russian government including. In some contacts with campaign officials or associates that have been publicly reported to involve Russian contexts each subsection begins with an overview of the Russian contact that issue and then describes in detail the relevant facts, which are generally, presented in chronological order, beginning with the early months of the campaign and extending through the post-election transition period. A campaign period, September twenty fifteen to November eight twenty sixteen Russian government connected individuals in media entities began showing interest in Trump's campaign in the months after he announced his candidacy in June twenty fifteen because Trump status as a public figure at the time was attributed in large part to his prior business and entertainment dealings, as office investigated, whether a business contact with Russia, linked individuals and entities, during the campaign, period, the Trump Tower Moscow project led to or involved, coordination of election assistance outreach from individuals ties to Russia continued in the spring and summer of two thousand sixteen. When Trump was moving forward, and eventually becoming the Republican nominee for president as set forth below the office, also valuated a series of links during this period outreach to of Trump's then recently named foreign policy advisers, including Representative that Russia had quote, dirt on Clinton in the form of thousands of emails dealings with the DC based think tank. That specializes in Russia and and has connections with its government, a meeting at Trump Tower between the campaign, and Russian lawyer promising dirt on candidate Clinton that was part of Russia and its government support for Trump events at the Republican national convention, post-convention, contacts between the Trump campaign officials and Russia's ambassador to the United States and contacts through campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who had previously worked for a Russian oligarch, and a pro Russian political party in Ukraine. One Trump Tower Moscow project. This is page sixty seven now. The Trump organization has pursued and completed projects outside the United States as part of its real estate portfolio. Some projects have involved, the acquisition and ownership through subsidiary corporate structures of property. In other cases, the Trump organization is executed licensing deals with real estate, developers and management companies often local to the country where the project is located between at least twenty thirteen in two thousand sixteen the Trump organization explored a similar licensing deal in Russia involving the construction of a Trump branded property in Moscow the project commonly referred to as a Trump Tower Moscow or Trump Moscow project anticipated, a combination of commercial hotel, and residential properties all within the same building between twenty thirteen in June of twenty sixteen. Several employees of the Trump organization, including then president of the organization, Donald J Trump pursued a Moscow deal with several Russian counterparties from the fall of two thousand fifteen until the middle of two thousand sixteen Michael Cohen spearheaded the trumps. Organizations pursuit of Trump Tower Moscow project, including by reporting on the projects status to candidate, Trump and other executives in the Trump organization, a Trump Tower Moscow, venture with the crocus group twenty thirteen to twenty fourteen the Trump organization, and the crocus group, a Russian real estate conglomerate owned and controlled by eras. Agalarov began discussing a Russian based real estate project shortly after the conclusion of the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Donald J Trump junior served as the primary negotiator on behalf of the Trump organization, m an Aggie Lara of the son of Arras agalarov, and Iraq, cly Ike cov-, Velez represented, the crocus group during negotiations with the occasional assistance of Robert Goldstone in December twenty thirteen Cavaliers AA and Trump junior negotiated and signed preliminary terms of an agreement for the Trump Tower moss. Osco project on December twenty third twenty thirteen after discussions with Donald J Trump, the Trump organization agreed to accept an arrangement whereby the organization received a flat three point five percent commission on all sales with no licensing fees, or incentives, the parties negotiated a letter of intent during January and February of two thousand fourteen from January twenty fourteen through November twenty fourteen the Trump organization, the crocus group disgust development plans for the Moscow project sometime before January twenty fourth two thousand fourteen the corkscrew sent the Trump organization, a proposal for an eight hundred unit one hundred ninety four meter building to be constructed at an angle are of owned site in Moscow called crocus city, which had also been the site of the Miss Universe pageant in February two thousand fourteen of Aachen Trump met with eneg Lara and toured the crocus site during a visit to Moscow for March twenty fourteen through July twenty fourteen the group's discussed design standards and other architectural elements. It's the mullahs report. This is the Tom Hartman program. Welcome back Thom Hartmann here with you. It's anything goes.

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Donald Trump, Trump Tower Moscow And Senate Intelligence Committee discussed on Todd and Don

Todd and Don

00:28 sec | 2 years ago

Donald Trump, Trump Tower Moscow And Senate Intelligence Committee discussed on Todd and Don

"Son. Donald Trump junior is under more scrutiny. Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington gave it may not be case closed for Donald Trump junior. After the Republican led Senate intelligence committee issued a subpoena for him to testify about plans to build Trump Tower Moscow, which were eventually scrapped a source close. To Trump junior is calling the development of PR stunt for a so-called cowardly Republican Senator apparently referring to committee chair. Richard Burr committee leaders aren't commenting on the

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

Mueller Report Audio

14:28 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

"Welcome to the Mullahs report audio section four a subsection one trump tower Moscow project the trump organization has pursued and completed projects outside the United States as part of it's real estate portfolio. Some projects have involved the acquisition and ownership through subsidiary corporate structures of property in other cases. The trump organization has executed licensing deals with real estate developers and management companies often local go to the country where the project was located between at least twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen the trump organization explored a similar licensing deal in Russia involving the construction of a trump branded property in Moscow. The project commonly referred to as a trump tower Moscow or trump Moscow project project anticipated a combination of Commercial Hotel and residential properties all within the same building between twenty thirteen June twenty sixteen several employees of the trump organization including then president of the organization Donald J trump pursued a Moscow deal deal with several Russian counterparties from the fall of two thousand fifteen until the middle of Twenty Sixteen Michael Cohen spearheaded the trump organizations pursuit of trump tower Moscow project including by reporting on the project status to candidate trump and other executives in the trump organization Ryan a trump tower Moscow venture with the Caucus Group twenty thirteen to twenty fourteen the trump organization and the caucus group a Russian real estate conglomerate owned and controlled by Aris Agalarov began discussing Russia based real estate project shortly after the conclusion of the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant and Moscow Donald J trump junior served as the primary negotiator on behalf of the trump organization and then Agalarov son of Ariza Gala Rav and Irakli Ike cavalcades represented the caucus group during negotiations with the original assistance of Robert Goldstone in December twenty thirteen catalogs and trump junior negotiated and signed preliminary terms of an agreement for the trump tower Moscow project on December twenty third twenty thirteen after discussions with Donald J trump the trump organization agreed to accept an arrangement whereby the organization received a flat three and a half percent commission on all sales with no licensing fees or incentives the party's negotiated a letter of intent during January in February two thousand fourteen.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"So just because we're looking at a very narrow quid pro quo theory here does not mean that the fruits of this investigation or being looked at for a different style. While of quid pro quo in a different place at a different time. And that might come down the road here. So keep an eye on those SEM watt type investigations, they'll still be bubbling up. There are a lot of investigative babies from the initial probe here. Outreach from individuals with ties to Russia continued in the spring and the summer of twenty sixteen would Trump was moving towards in eventually becoming the Republican nominee for president. So again, this just shows a temporal component of this. How long and how deep into the campaign. This went without really being seen as a problem by the people in the Trump organization. I think they only star to reassess how they were doing this. When it became somewhat apparent that. There is a chance they might actually win this election. It was an outside chance. But once you secure a major party's nomination, we have a two party system. It's nearly fifty fifty obviously there are some things that advantage one. Kid and disadvantage another kid it, and you can self inflict many disadvantages onto yourself, but you're still in a two person race. So don't Trump had a chance of winning the White House, and that probably led to an organizational reassessment of how they were doing business. Also at this point we start hearing a lot more about don't from tax returns, which is a way of talking about his business dealings, which is something that don't Trump probably should have been concerned about between at least twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen. The Trump organization explored a similar licensing deal in Russia involving the construction of Trump branded property in Moscow the project commonly referred to as the Trump Tower Moscow or the Trump Moscow project intimidated, a combination of commercial, hotel and residential properties. All within the same building all of many of the Trump Tower buildings between twenty thirteen in June. Twenty sixteen several employees at the Trump organization, including the then president of the organization Donald J Trump pursued a Moscow deal with several Russian counterparties. So there had been this relationship that had been formed between the Trump organization, including Donald Trump and the Russian government during this Trump Tower Moscow project from the fall of twenty fifteen until the middle of twenty sixteen Michael Cohen spearhead of the Trump organizations pursuit of Trump Tower Moscow project that Donald Trump definitely knew about including by reporting on the project status to candidate Trump and other executives in the Trump organization. So in this first paragraph right here heading one Trump Tower Moscow project, what we have is Michael Cohen this all looks like stuff source for Michael Cohen here. Michael Cohen explaining that. Don't Trump knew about a Trump Tower Moscow that this was not being dumb..

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Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:46 min | 2 years ago

Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

"Michael Cohen the truth teller who is now speaking truth to power about President Trump. But you know, a ways back he was Michael Cohen the guy who would take a bullet for President Trump and would go during the dangling pardon phase to ask for one. So he's guys flipped. I mean, Jack, why would he do this? I mean, this is this is not true by any you know, any reasonable. You know, looking at this right at best. I think Patrick said it misleading and really ally it would seem to any normal person. And he also said in in that testimony. You know that he never wanted a job at the White House. Many of us. Analysts know that. That's not true. Why would he lie about some things in there? And that all important meeting went, by the way, he's going to prison for lying to congress. It's nuts. But look Michael Cohen is a Griff tour. Okay. That's who he is. And that's why the two things that I choose to focus on when it comes to Michael Cohen are his two guilty pleas. He pled guilty in federal court to campaign finance violations produced evidence documentary evidence. And in fact, this other district is convinced that Donald Trump was a part of that crime. That's why Trump is effectively an unindicted co-conspirator in that case, he pled guilty to perjury before congress the truth of the matter was that the Trump Tower Moscow discussions were going on between the Trump team and the Russians throughout the two thousand sixteen campaign when Cohen perjured himself. He said that wasn't a fact so those are the things about Michael Cohen that are most salient, and it's interesting to me everyone who's been calling him a lie. Liar and perjurer if that's what you're going to call them, then you ought to own the truth of the matter.

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Rep. Adam Schiff says Cohen meeting was 'enormously productive'

Business Beware

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Rep. Adam Schiff says Cohen meeting was 'enormously productive'

"Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is telling to congress he had a return visit for the house intelligence committee Turnham Adam Schiff, we have requested documents to Mr. Colin. Here's provided additional documents to the committee. There may be additional documents said that he still has to offer and his cooperation without committee continues. So I think the members found it enormously productive session Coon, offering the documents tobacco plants claim that President Trump's letters edited his steepness to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project.

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Top takeaways from Michael Cohen's testimony

FiveThirtyEight Politics

05:24 min | 2 years ago

Top takeaways from Michael Cohen's testimony

"Today, he answered questions about Trump's communications with Roger stone relating to WikiLeaks about hush money payments to stormy Daniels about possible tax fraud about his own personal credibility and plenty more. So let's break down. What's new what's an actual legal liability for Trump if anything, and of course, the politics of it and here with me to do that our editor and chief Nate silver comes down. It's going well here in spent all day watching television. I guess it is my job. Yeah. Yeah. How was it? I'm one of those people where I like go to a museum like after the first hour, my eyes start to glaze over here. He lose concentration. Well, I think actually part of the problem is I think it got more interesting at the end toward the end because in part because you have all these old fogies who like are not asking show. Questions or grandstanding right toward the end. You had from I think both Republicans and probably more. Democrats more sharp lines of questioning more interesting things to say more differentiation. And so I think people should tune in for the for the second half. All right. We'll get more into that momentarily. But also here with us. Our senior writer Perry. Big junior Perry. How's it going? Hey, good to be with you. Thanks for joining us. And also we have five thirty contributor and legal reporter Amelia Thompson devoe him Melia. How's it going? Alan let's start with you a meal of the person who's helped us track. What kind of legal liability is on the table for Trump? Did we learn anything new regarding any possible criminality in anything that Trump did as either a candidate or as president today? Well, see we did get a clarification on one important thing. Which is the question of what happened with Michael Cohen's testimony previous testimony to congress, and whether the president directed him to lie there had been reporting from BuzzFeed saying that Trump had told him to lie to congress, which is a crime. And then there is a sort of immediate question about whether that reporting was true, and it seems based on Cohen's testimony that it was sort of partially true. Trump didn't come up to him and say, hey, I want you to light a congress. So it's not clear what my role was. In the Trump Tower Moscow deal at at a moment when it wouldn't look good for me, politically, but he sort of told Cohen to do it and not so many words in an indirect way. And the question the center, which that is illegal little bit more up in the air, but it's important to have sort of that clarification, at least based on Cohen's testimony. And then there were a couple of really interesting moments where Cohen got asked questions about the investigations in the southern district of New York. And those are the prosecutors that folks may remember had initially charged Cohen with campaign finance violations and other crimes back in August and cone, which sort of stop, and I can't talk about this because it relates to an ongoing investigation. And he even indicated that he's he's still cooperating with prosecutors in the hope of potentially his cooperation lessening his. Sentence in the futures. So that was really interesting sort of suggested, we know that prosecutors in New York are looking into the Trump organization's role in those payments or potential role and the inaugural committee. And so it was interesting to know the Cohen is still working with them. And of course, raises the question about what he might be telling them. So those are the headlines in terms of legal liability for Trump, which is I think perhaps what the Democrats were most interested in today pair, you've also been following these investigations what stuck out to you either from a legal standpoint or a political standpoint from a legal standpoint Amelia's hit about some things that might be different threads. But nothing jumped out in terms of the with the New York prosecutors investigating or in terms of Muslim militant getting imparted that think at times Cohen hinted. I can't talk about certain things because they're still in legal limbo. I think he was limited in that. In terms of the politics of are. Or the health? Congress handle that I was struck by two things. One is not shocking. But the Republicans members below time attacking Cohen calling Cohen Aligarh, and pointing out how much he had lied didn't really Cohen has some great detail in criticizing the president's behavior and conduct. That wasn't a lot of pushback against that. The Republican members themselves seem to concede a fair amount of it. And then on the democratic side. I did get the sense that they they they didn't really use the time very much. I didn't think to any new details to our overall understanding of the Russian story or Trump overall. I'm not sure that I think Cohen calling his former boss racists. And a conman cheater was interesting, but I'm the Democrats. Nestle told us much new in in the last four or five hours. Once Coen's opening statement was given what's your top line? Takeaway. Can make a non top line point. I yeah. About the BuzzFeed story because

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"There's a reason I use it at home. It does have a lot of time at a lot of money already. So all that the Democrats are basically left with when they when all is said and done is Michael Cohen speculating about how bad Trump is really full on speculation. So he was asked specifically about Trump's families as well. Sure. Maybe the families implicated like why not why why the hell not maybe the families implicated is it possible. The whole family is convict conflicted or compromise with a foreign adversary in the months before the election. Yes. Well that anything is possible. But if you tell what Michael Cohen speculating about who who really cares, by the way, Michael Cohen even undermined the claim that there is a Trump Russia, quid pro quo. Given the fact that he said repeatedly Trump did not expect to win or Trump didn't expect to win. What was he giving the Russians in return for the quid? What is the pro quo? This is serious question. So for example, Cohen says that it was business as usual when he was taught when he was lying about the Trump Moscow tower deal. Here's Collins saying that when it came to the Trump Tower Moscow project. Worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And we never expected to win the election. So this was just business as usual. Okay. Never expected to win the election does not suggest that he was making promises to Vladimir Putin about stuff that he was gonna do once. He was president. Because Trump didn't think he was going to be president, according to the Democrats own favorite witness here. In other words, all of the major claims the Democrats were seeking to make going in here. We're actually undermine not bolstered by Michael Cohen. Now does that mean that he didn't say bunch of embarrassing stuff about the president? No. Of course, he's had a bunch of embarrassing stuff about the president all the accusations of racism, all of the suggestions that President Trump was threatening people on a regular basis all of the various silly things that Trump has said or or nasty things all that's embarrassing. But if you're trying to provide the groundwork for impeachment. This is not the groundwork. For impeachment made cone is now speculating how hard is he trying to prey on the fancies of the Democrats. He just said that if Trump loses the twenty twenty election, I worry there would never be a peaceful transition of power. Really? This is a headline now Michael Cohen speculating about peaceful transition of power, by the way. Do you really think that's the truth? Loses like Mon. But so what he does that all the time. You really think the American military is going to stand there and say, you know, what we're leaving President Trump in there because he won't leave shark week. Like, that's not a thing. But I guess that. If you wanna make a headline out of Michael Cohen, you'll do whatever you can to do. So we'll bring you the latest on Michael Cohen, plus the possibility of war between Pakistan and India, President Trump in Vietnam in just a second first. Let's talk about how you can engage better with this show. There.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"And that some of it might even be better that way, I think we understand that. I wanted to press on that let me put up on the screen for you and our viewers the number of people have been before the committee because one of your colleagues told us last week that there may be at least two other people who criminally lied to the committee. And there are a lot of folks on this list. Some of them aren't seen necessarily in that light based on what we know such as Lou endows Caputo par scale, and then there are others who've been publicly questioned for whether they were fully truthful with you, Don, jR, up on the on the screen, for example. What do you think is important as we move forward? And do you agree with your colleagues assessment that two or more people may have misled the committee? Well, I they're absolutely right back to the matter is as you know. We had no one under subpoena. So Eric prints, for example, just refuse to answer certain questions. Mike question in particular. And if you prince testimony was made public read it on its face raises serious questions, and you'll also add the facts that we've learned after the fact and other discussions somebody else's line as Mr. prince is one of those at least two individuals, in my mind, I have reasonable belief that Mr. prints was not completely candid with the committee. I also believe if as we learned about the Trump Tower Moscow discussions that the president's spokesman acknowledged that they went well into the campaign season something that Don, jR, said in published Senate testimony was not the case. Do you think that it was false at the top? Look what I'm suggesting is that they're not everybody can be telling. The truth here, and there's reasonable suspicion that at least the two I mentioned should be. Brought back prefer the question. Well, that's fascinating. Especially since your committee has obviously the legal subpoena power to do that. Congressman a lot of developments. I really appreciate you taking the question, sir, anytime. Thank you congressman Mike Quigley from the intelligence committee. We're gonna turn now to Donald Trump's lies and falsehoods. Backfiring his supporters angry Nancy Pelosi taking a victory lap. I'm going to get into why this matters in the special report when we're back in just thirty seconds. From wall to a cave that is the core story of the new Trump Pelosi era, because as you know, President Trump picked the largest battle of his presidency over the wall and shutdown against a new speaker. And he completely caved on Friday at a cost. We can tell you tonight to the economy that is roughly double what Trump requested for the wall in the first place now Trump's surrender here bigger than a simple political failure. We are in of course, month number one of Trump governing while another party has power in congress and Trump's failed approach to this shutdown. I think has revealed some of the costs of his hyperbole false claims the inflated threats, and yes, the documented lies and this may concern Trump's own supporters. It may also show the Democrats keys to beating him now that they have the house and that brings us to tonight's beat special report. Trump has now made eight thousand false statements are licensed taking office a record. According to the Washington Post and tonight, we wanna break this down specifically in two categories. One Trump's blatant lies about facts about things we know that happened. But also to Trump's false statements about what he will do like whether he would cave on the wall, which he did the first category of lies are well known. They are vintage Trump. Republicans passed the biggest tax cuts and reform in history. We got tax cuts biggest tax cuts in the history of our country. That's false. Trump was on notice about it at the time. And we could go through many of those examples eight thousand if you want, but we already know about them tonight. I want to focus on these falsehoods from Trump about what he will do as president the ridiculous pledges the extreme threats the broken promises, these hyped negotiation offers because there are people who argue cynically that those lies will work because his supporters accept them. And his reality. No matter what. But actually some of these lies and what I'm calling category. Two right now this month, they are blowing up in Trump's face..

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Trump pursued a deal in Russia and hid it from voters

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:35 min | 2 years ago

Trump pursued a deal in Russia and hid it from voters

"Now, we know that through the presidential campaign Trump and his business were pursuing a very large real estate deal in Russia, a Trump Tower Moscow deal that would have required the involvement of and the permission of the Russian government. Now, we know that he and his business were pursuing that during the presidential campaign and the president now says it's perfectly fine that he was doing that. After all, he's a real estate guy. He pursues real estate projects all over the world. That's what he does. And as he says, everybody thought he would lose the presidential election. So why should he forgo business opportunities that might otherwise elude him? If he put his business career fully on hold while he was running for president. There was nothing wrong with him pursuing that deal. That's what he says. Now. Whatever you think about that explanation from President Trump that explanation would have held exactly the same amount of water during the campaign. Instead for months, he explicitly lied and said, he wasn't pursuing any deals in Russia. Wasn't illegal for him to pursue a real estate deal in Russia. He has proved himself capable of spinning a story about that. That makes it sound. Okay. Or at least tries to make it sound. Okay. But for months, he lied about it overtly. He tried to keep it secret. Michael Cohen went to congress unanswered questions about the Trump Tower Moscow project knowing the exact truth of that project since he was somebody who was directly involved in it. It's one of the principal people trying to put it together. He nevertheless under oath told congress lies about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and how long it went on again that project wasn't illegal. If there was something wrong with it. There was nothing more wrong with it in June than there was in January. Why did they have to invent a fake cover story for it that included committing felonies and lying under oath and order to keep it secret? What was it about that that you had to tell a fake story? But you know, and it's all of them. I mean when Jared Kushner filled out his security clearance application after the inauguration. Why did he leave off that that he had met with the Kremlin appointed head of a Russian Bank that he had met multiple times of the Russian ambassador that he'd taken that Trump Tower meeting during the campaign with all those Russians all of those individual meetings and communications are things that mR Kushner has an explanation for he and his will paid spokespeople. Have since given all those explanations. You know, they all came up in the normal course of his work on the campaign, and in the transition that was nothing untorn about any of them. Okay. Then why did he keep them? All secret. In Watergate, they said the cover up is worse than the crime in this scandal. The cover up is the big red neon flashing arrow that points where the crime

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Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions

Hugh Hewitt

03:36 min | 2 years ago

Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions

"Well, it's our understanding that that they went on throughout two thousand sixteen one a lot of them. But there were compensations can't be sure of the exact date, but the president can remember having conversations with him about it throughout twenty six. Remember? Yeah. Probably up to could be up to as far as Tober November are anxious cover until the election. So anytime during that period, they could've talked about it. But the president's recollection of is that the thing had petered out quite a bit. They sent a letter of attention. They didn't even know where to send it they knew so little about it. They finally got straightened out, and then they abandoned the project, and that's about as much as he can remember other because remember twenty fifteen twenty sixteen right? He's running against sixteen people for president United States. And I know that is with them like for five months all his concentration with one or two percent on running for president. So is it fair that this was more of a project? Michael cohen. What did it also involved Donald Trump junior vodka Trump? And that is that. Except except for knowledge of it. It was essentially if Michael's at all tell them the truth now he would have to acknowledge he was the key guy on this project. So he'd be the one I mean if things were normal, right? We weren't worried that he's lying. He'd be the guy you'd go to and say, you know, tell us what happened you ran this. Why do you think he decided then so you're saying he decided on his own to tell congress that talks with Trump Tower Moscow stopped in January of sixteen. We did it in consultation with his lawyers and that same warning. Mullery dieting, he did it in consultation with some of the president's lawyers as well. Now that could be sure also John Dowd J Secolo. Tuykov with the warriors, then and it would be not uncommon joint defense agreement that I don't know much. I don't think just in the preparation. Like, you told about it. It's just a matter of fact about it. He's not worried about it. It's clear that the BuzzFeed story was not true. Stay tuned, America.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Seven thirty five on this Friday. A report indicates president. Trump personally directed. His former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, BuzzFeed new supporter, Jason Leopold says law enforcement officers have briefed his team on the matter. The information that that we've obtained that we've spent months investigating related to that go beyond simply Michael Cohen and. According to BuzzFeed, Mr. Trump told Cohen to claim negotiations ended earlier than they actually did. The report also indicates Mr. Trump plan to personally visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the two thousand sixteen campaign to negotiate the deal back in November Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congress about the project as part of the special counsels Russia investigation, the president firing back on Twitter today saying that low Cohen is lying to reduce his jail time. CBS news, Washington. Correspondent Paula Reid tells us although Cohen might not be a reliable witness the special counsel may have other proof. This case isn't just about Cohen a notch. What makes this such a bombshell at the suggestion is calling the isn't what these claims rely on? There is a legendary hard evidence that suggests the president directed into lie twenty eight days and counting with no formal talks scheduled hundreds of thousands of government workers scrambling to pay their bills if the shutdown continues CBS news correspondent Kris van cleave. Says the TSA is. It's a growing concern. It is expected to be a busy travel weekend at airports coast to coach were hearing about unusually long lines at the Minneapolis airport this morning, and the TSA is acknowledging there's a certain amount of uncertainty here because it really depends on how many of the TSA screeners at your airport can afford to come to work for yet. Another day without peg Senator Ed Markey was at Logan today and address the impact on TSA workers. It's a very important job all of us depend upon they have a right to be paid. They have a right for their families. Not to be worried at night. They're doing that job right now for us with our being paid a nickel seven thirty seven on this Friday as the patriots said to Kansas City. They might be getting some help from a higher power this weekend. WBZ TV's, Nick Giovanni explains. Some fans are gearing up for Sunday others throw in some prayers for the pats in one case right from the pulpit. Just look at the sign outside of crossroads community church and covered it reads. God has no favorite team. But the pastor does sign the pastor himself, very handsome. He tells us that the new postseason tradition started last year at a Super Bowl fifty two the first sign citing how many times the eagles were mentioned in the bible compared to go as the basis of a score prediction now pass their heads and says they've actually put up a new one each week. And it's actually drawn people to the church we've actually had people attend on Sunday because of a sign I don't think God answers, those Fraz, but.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"And we're back and let's talk about Rudy Giuliani. Oh rude. Boy Juliani the rudest lawyer in town and not he's not even I don't I don't can't we call him a lawyer at this point. He's a guy who is pretending to be a lawyer and his constantly exacerbating problems and not even making points that make any legal sense. And it got really good talks about loss stuff. So they're in right. He's like a WWE character. Who is a lawyer? Right. Right. Right. Right. About loss light. He's like and your comes legal eagle. He's got pace ended amicus brief. Yes. So. Yeah. Wow. Over the weekend. You know, he was doing his the weekend dementia tour of news outlets, and he went on CNN. It was basically talking about you know, he he kept going on and on about here's making those points about how Flynn was set up that take didn't they each? Well, at all, then he said another thing about how Trump and how he's really not rushing has nothing to do with Russia ever. It didn't do anything with Russia. I guess and he said up until November twenty sixteen they could have had a conversation about Trump Tower Moscow meeting the Trump campaign and the Russians and it went nowhere. It was a real estate project. There was a letter of intent to go forward. But no one signed it. Right. A letter of intense. Nothing nobody signed it. Exactly. Cut to Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night, literally holding the receipt up to the camera. Right. And be like Rudy here is the letter of intent signed by Donald Trump. And at this point, we all know Donald Trump signature because it looks like his messed up EKG reading, right. And it was just. Like, it's just there. It's all there. And this isn't anything new because first of all Michael Cohen and Donald junior testified in front of congress and said the letter of intent was signed. They're just saying like, you know, whatever, blah, blah, blah. So again, I don't know if they just don't even know how to lie anymore or whatever. But this isn't a new point. And we've always suspected that. This was going on in knew this was happening. It was just funny that it was just the evidence was just so clear this time we like no this never happened. Cut to I'm holding up the agreement being signed right from what I saw Rudy Giuliani. Then came on and said, of course, Trump signed the letter that what what it's a letter of a ten, of course, he would sign it. Yeah. Truth is not true. Well, what he did was. He actually went further goes he said, it was fine. Because the letter was quote bullshit. He said it didn't because it didn't go anywhere. And he's like that was the end of it, you know. And this is a quote, it means nothing, but an expression of interest that means very little unless it goes to a contract, and it never did..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Age they could be Lawrence. I mean, look, I think that you looted to this earlier that we've been focused the past couple of days understandably about these campaign finance violations that Trump directed, but Robert Muller's indicated that Michael Cohen assisted him on the core of the investigation that brings us back to Russia and to the possible relationship between Trump and Russia during the campaign, and really I think the blockbuster news that came out last week that Donald Trump was working on this Trump Tower Moscow project all the way through the heart of the presidential campaign. He lied about that he lied Michael lied about that testimony before congress Trump himself lied about that publicly that is still in many ways the main event here, and if there's tapes of Trump and Cohen discussing that if those tapes we haven't heard about yet around that that really would be blockbuster information here rod clan. Jilin banks. Thank you both for joining us. Really? Appreciate. And when we come back, our very first contender will join us, a democrat who has started an exploratory committee for a possible presidential campaign now every serious presidential campaign is already underway. The candidates just don't announce it yet. And if you've ever read any history of presidential campaigns. You will know that as the that they are already underway by this point in time. We so we are not jumping the gun here. But we argue begin. Now, the conversation of what it will be like in America to have a different president to have a democratic president. That's next..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Age they could be Lawrence. I mean, look, I think that you looted to this earlier that we've been focused the past couple of days understandably about these campaign finance violations that Trump directed, but Robert Muller's indicated that Michael Cohen assisted him on the core of the investigation that brings us back to Russia and to the possible relationship between Trump and Russia during the campaign, and really I think the blockbuster news that came out last week that Donald Trump was working on this Trump Tower Moscow project all the way through the heart of the presidential campaign. He lied about that he lied Michael lied about that testimony before congress Trump himself lied about that publicly that is still in many ways the main event here, and if there's tapes of Trump and Cohen discussing that if those tapes we haven't heard about yet around that that really would be blockbuster information here rod clan. Jilin banks. Thank you both for joining us. Really? Appreciate. And when we come back, our very first contender will join us, a democrat who has started an exploratory committee for a possible presidential campaign now every serious presidential campaign is already underway. The candidates just don't announce it yet. And if you've ever read any history of presidential campaigns. You will know that as the that they are already underway by this point in time. We so we are not jumping the gun here. But we argue begin. Now, the conversation of what it will be like in America to have a different president to have a democratic president. That's next..

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Manafort lied and breached plea agreement; Cohen deserves prison

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:55 sec | 3 years ago

Manafort lied and breached plea agreement; Cohen deserves prison

"NPR's Carrie Johnson, says prosecutors also disclosed new information about Trump's former personal lawyer prosecutors in New York say Michael Cowan deserves. A substantial prison sentence. They say he acted in coordination with an at the direction of individual one, whom we know is the president in campaign finance probe of payments to stormy Daniels. And Karen McDougal, I two women with whom Trump allegedly had personal relationships. The document also says Cohen consulted with Donald Trump about meetings with Russian officials in Moscow part of a highly lucrative Trump Tower Moscow deal that never came to fruition. The White House. Push back with press secretary Sarah Sanders, saying Cohen is no hero. Friendly fire is being blamed for the death of a sheriff's sergeant responding to the scene of a mass shooting in California last month. NPR's Martin Kosti reports twelve people were killed at the border line bar and grill in Thousand Oaks on November seventh one of them

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt

04:47 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt

"So what do we got thus far on this case? So this is what you've got so far the narrative so far is that the Trump was actively negotiating or on his agent was for a investment in Moscow, which would have been the Trump Tower Moscow in a facility or place or a group of buildings in one of them would have been licensed out the Trump Tower that he was doing that while running for president while not turning over his tax returns. And he was doing it by having Michael Cohen, do it. And then fast forward to the election the Russians by all accounts hack. Act the election in this way. They tried to sew division. They tried to create all kinds of problems there. Also believe it or not we haven't seen the evidence in documented ways that the that part of that was to target or geo target or GIO fence. Whatever way you wanna use it the certain kind of rust belt states and electoral states that would have mattered. So that he could get an electoral victory if there was no way of getting a popular vote victory, which is what indeed happened and that the Russians were there kind of helping that at the same time there is a meeting at Trump Tower which Don jR, attends along with Paul Manafort, injured Kushner, and they're going to give dirt on Hillary Clinton. And at the same time you've got the WikiLeaks acting as supposedly for a front for the Russian hackers who would act the d triple c. And that Roger stone apparently gave that information to Donald Trump who then right after that maiden at a rally that said, hey, Russia, go find those thirty thousand emails, and it was almost contemporaneous in time. And then you've got no as you say the line. Now, the thing that will all that. I think is already baked into the public and Trump has done an excellent job of. Just of kind of diverting attention from it and kind of welcoming last week he came out and said, of course, I was doing business. Nobody thought I was going to win. Do you think I was just going to shut down Trump organization, blah, blah, blah. And if you're a supporter of his you're gonna buy into that hook line sinker. The the problem here is if there is a a financial trail. And by the way, Deutsche Bank and search warrants executed on them the public perception or the public leak was because of the Panama papers, but if the DOJ Bank search warrants that were executed if those have any connection to Deutsche Bank, making loans that each Bank was only a front I'm saying I pathetically for Russian money laundering, and the money laundering lose going to Trump. And that's why does want to release the returns. Then you've got some meat on the bone gonna Deutsche Bank. Donny Deutsch is going to make a deposit in the spank. This comes true did there. I like that. I soon as I heard doing let me think how to do this Bank spank pan. Final question Steele dossier. Steele dossier still got game. I mean, really, I think steel Gosse for the way it's been discredited. I think that there there is a discussion to be had about the Steele dossier of they it's fleshing out. I'm seeing like it's the like it's back in places speaking enough to start starting investigation. That's right. Yeah. I think so good to know and very interesting. And I think drew is talking about the Amazon special the Clintons and. Yeah. It's called the Clinton files. Clinton biking. Cosign it? I'm about halfway through. It's very good. Have you seen Bret kava yet? I haven't gotten there yet. Okay. See a lot of probably see a lot of similarities. Right. It's it's exactly what you see. Now when you agree. Gary happening. Yeah. It's eerie. Clothing on stuff. That's happening right now. I know and by the way, it's the same people. Everybody's involved everybody. I saw something about David bossy writing a book, David Bossie is up to his knees, or what did you say is balls into a secretary in the Clinton area it, but it's I'm proud or I'm fine of saying. It could go no other way.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"About the true circumstances of the Moscow project, including its duration the persons involved in the discussions contact with Russian government officials and discussions during the first half of two thousand sixteen about the possibility of travel to Russia in connection with the Moscow project. In addition to correcting the timeline in detailing the contacts he had during pursuit of the Moscow project Cohen explained financial aspects of the deal that would have made it highly lucrative for the company and himself. The information provided by Cohen about the Moscow project in these proffer sessions is consistent with and corroborated by other information obtained in the course of the special counsel's investigation. So they've got they've got Trump Tower Moscow. And specifically if they've got the fact that it would have resulted in Russian sources paying hundreds of millions of dollars to Trump's campaign, and they needed the Russian government in order to make the deal. Go ahead that. That is what the president was not telling the truth about to the American people during the campaign and Russia knew it at the time. The special counsel's office is just saying that Cohen has led to this. They're saying they checked what he told them about this, and it is corroborated by other information that they were able to obtain about this deal that is. A really big problem for the president. The defendants assistance has been useful in force significant respects. I the defendant provided information about his own contacts with Russian interest during the campaign and discussions with others in the course of making those contacts. For example, as described the defendant provided a detailed account of his involvement and the involvement of others in the Moscow project, the defendant also provided information about attempts by other Russian nationals to reach the campaign that special counsel's office at this point in the filing describes a previously unknown overture from another Russian about Trump Tower Moscow an overture that they say that Cohen did not necessarily himself. Follow up on. But now the way the filing ends. It's basically the sort of big money. No way Emmys here they're saying that he helped them in in four different ways. Right. He provided them information about his own contact with Russian interest. Second Coen provided the special counsel with useful information concerning concerning certain discrete. Russia related matters core to its investigation that he obtained by virtue of his regular contact with Trump organization executives during the campaign. So we don't know what this is. But Cohen gave the special counsel useful information about certain discrete Russia related matters core to Muller's investigation. He obtained this information because of his contact with people who worked at the Trump organization. So presumably that means the president that could also mean anybody else who was involved both in the campaign and the Trump organization who had anything to do with Russia. We do know that the president's eldest, son. Don, jR, did go to the Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyers promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Special counsel also says that Cohen provided relevant and useful information concerning his contacts with persons connected to the White House during twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen. So apparently Coen's helpfulness has not just been confined to the campaign. It's this year too. And it's since Trump has been president. And finally Coen described. The circumstances of preparing and circulating his response to congressional inquiries. Again, it appears that what the special counsel's office is saying about his response to congressional inquiries is that he lied, and he lied in a way that was designed to be part of an organized cover up that involved. Everybody else who knew about the president's secret financial dealings with Russia that he was lying about during the campaign, which might have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in Russian source funds coming to him in his company had the Russian government did what he wanted. Get some expert advice on sorting this out when we come back. Stay with us. Did you read? Did you hear what the prosecutors in the southern district of New York said about Michael Kohn today?.

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Michael Cohen: What Trump lashing out at his ex-lawyer reveals

News, Traffic and Weather

04:23 min | 3 years ago

Michael Cohen: What Trump lashing out at his ex-lawyer reveals

"Plead means, and and you know, what it means for President Trump. Well, that's the big question. And we don't know that just yet because it's likely to depend on what Michael Cohen told Robert Muller and his team. And that's the big number. We're looking at we are told that he spent more than seventy hours talking to investigators from the special counsel's office about the two thousand sixteen campaign at about the president's potential business ties to Russia and any connection or conversations between the two sides. That's a lot of time. I mean to put that in to work week's really for people and imagine the things that he was being. Asked about we asked the president at the White House on Thursday. If he was nervous at all concerned about what Cohen may have said to Robert Muller and his team, the president said simply, no, he's not worried at all. When you think about I'm Michael Cohen. And just how close he was the president for so many years. I mean, these these are people who are extremely tight. I mean he can be called week Michael Cohen now. But for many many years, he was the guy who has a right hand man for President Trump is hurting, sir. Yes. The personal attorney, but far more than that a close confidante his fixer somebody who was a problem solver, and you know, in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate to have a guy like that who's going to go to the mat for us invaluable. So the president on Thursday came out. He he didn't even take questions. He just started talking to us at the White House because he clearly wanted to come out and make a statement after this news the play by Michael Cohen and the president over the course of nine minutes called Cohen a liar. He called him a weak person several times he called him and not very smart person. While the. Obvious question to that. Then is so why did you hire him? And why did you keep him on your payroll for more than a decade and the president very simply said he did a favor for me a long time ago. So let's talk about Trump Tower Moscow. And just exactly what it means that the president was working on this, which is what he said he was during you know, when he spoke outside with the helicopter behind him. You know, what exactly this this deal means if he did pursue this all the way up until June of two thousand sixteen it's a timing question. What they said was happening. And when Michael Cohen told lawmakers at the project was abandoned in January of two thousand sixteen right as the primary season is getting underway. He now says that's not true that the project didn't end until June, which of course, was well into the campaign season when the president had effectively wrapped up the Republican nomination. Cohen also says he briefed the president and members of his family on multiple occasions about this and was even talking about a visit. Well, he was talking about this project with. Top officials in the Russian government dont just business people over there and that he was going to visit Moscow, and maybe even have the president go and visit. But that of course, did not happen. The president for two years has denied that he had any business dealings with Russia. He now is saying that, you know, this was not a secret project was out there that you can run for president and also continue your business. But this is just raising a lot of questions about what this potential business deal meant for his policies on the campaign trail his approach to sanctions on Russia about its aggression in Ukraine, which was very different than what Republicans were saying on Capitol Hill at the same time his positions on Russia and Ukraine in two thousand sixteen were very different from everybody else. Running for president. Now, this brings up a lot of questions of was this. Why proven and the president says, no that's not the case. But you know, lot more things that were chipping away at now to find out what this all meant back during the primary season ABC's. Karen Travers at the White House. Thank. As always, thank you.

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White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

All Things Considered

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"Have shown up, but it probably wouldn't have been in a number. It's right now in this climate, Michelle Obama will also be speaking at the Barclay center in Brooklyn, tomorrow night, Saturday, and Manhattan and Brooklyn are both vying to light the world's largest minora in celebration of Hanukkah this year, the thirty two foot high four thousand pound gold colored minora is going outside of the plaza hotel in Manhattan today, and it will be lit on Sunday marking the first night of Hannukah across the river the river Brooklyn's largest minora roughly the same size will also have its first lighting of the season Sunday night at grant. Army plaza a concert kickoff for the festivities and Brooklyn organizers, we'll have music Lakas and the rest every night of Hannukah currently forty one degrees cloudy at five. Oh, six. Support for NPR comes from Baird for one hundred years. Baird has partnered with individuals businesses institutions and communities working together toward their financial goals. More information is available at Baird one hundred dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And Mary Louise Kelley President Trump's sit down with Vladimir Putin looked set to go ahead on the sidelines of the g twenty summit this week. Then Trump threatened to call it off yesterday. He said it was probably on. And then from Air Force One on route to Argentina Trump tweeted. He was pulling out the bottom line is they may have an impromptu chat in Buenos Aires who knows there's nothing on the formal schedule. What we do know is that hanging over any meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia is Robert Mueller, the special counsel who has been investigating ties between Russia and Trump and who this week showed his hand in a number of interesting ways, prompting journalist Garrett Graff to ask is Robert Muller's in game. Incite graph explores that question in wired magazine this week, and he joins me now hither Garrett by now as is prone to happen in two thousand eighteen there have been twists and turns even since you file. This story, and we're gonna get to some of those but to travel far far back in time all the way to Monday this week forgotten the dark ages. This was the day that Muller's team alleged that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair had lied to the FBI. And you argue in your piece in wired that this day Monday may end up breaking among the most consequential days yet of the Muller probe. Why it's an incredibly hard, obviously to read the tea leaves of this investigation surprised us at every turn and often surprises us multiple times within a single day. But it seemed like Monday was the beginning of the end that the decision to declare Paul Manafort as non-cooperative and move forward with his sentencing appears to be perhaps a way that Muller is trying to move forward with publishing something that could. Look like the Muller report that he plans to file sometime presumably next week. A document outlining with the court all of Paul manafort's lies in crimes. So if that is one way that Mueller may be showing his hand or about to show his hand. Let me fast forward you now to yesterday, which is when longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty again this time of lying to congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. How does it that shift the picture? It's one of the most significant moves that we've seen so far from Muller because what it does is connects Donald Trump and the Trump organization directly to Russia in directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the course of the two thousand sixteen campaign and how so how are they now coming together? We'll what you have is Michael Cohen trying to contact in game the assistance of Ladimir Putin himself. To secure the funding and the approval for Trump Tower Moscow as late as the spring of two thousand sixteen well into the period where Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination for president of the United States. One of the aspects of Muller strategy appears to have been he's kind of rating, whatever final report he's going to produce at the end of this as he goes, I mean, he's been producing these very detailed court filings. Exactly. And people seem to be waiting for there to be some hard back book that gets published at the end of this. That is labeled the Muller report like nine eleven commission style. Exactly. And I think most people are missing that. He is writing a lot of that report in public with every court filing where the details that he puts into these are far more than is strictly necessary for the criminal prosecution that he's attempting to pursue. So when you look at the. Totality of what? Bob Muller has published in these indictments in these plea agreements, there's a lot there. Well, it's about three hundred pages of what a Bob Muller report would look like at the end. So to your key question is Bob Muller's in game. And I think it is it's incredibly hard as I said to understand where this investigation is going day to day. But Bob Muller has to know that his investigation was under threat, potentially after the election, and after attorney general Jeff Sessions being fired. Absolutely. And that he I think appears to be ready for some rapid movement in the weeks ahead now that doesn't necessarily mean this is going to come to a quick conclusion. The prosecution's for Watergate stretched out over the course of almost a decade. But this is I think a case where George popadopoulos went to prison for his. Fourteen days sentence last Monday, another former trumpet, we should mention. Yes. And that I think by the time George popadopoulos comes out of prison. We're gonna know a lot more about this case, journalist and Muller biographer Garrett Graff Garrett. Thank you. My pleasure. So as we just heard one of the most significant developments in the Muller probe this week was President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign and that effort came after decades of President Trump trying to build in Russia to be NYC's. Ilya marritz, co host the Trump Inc podcast. He joins me now to give us a more of the long view. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. I should say Trump Inc. Right. I have to get to Trump Inc. So we know some about Michael Cohen's work during the presidential campaign. How does this week's news ads what we already knew about Trump's efforts to build in Russia? Well, we now know because Trump's former lawyer said it in court that Trump was actively pursuing a tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for president. This is something Donald Trump has long denied what history tells us is that Trump has long wanted to put his name on a building in Moscow. So in one thousand nine hundred seven he visits the US. Czar the Soviet Union, and he talks about how they need luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad. He makes another trip in one thousand nine hundred ninety s doesn't get anywhere. And then in the two thousand Trump's starts to lend his name to developers around the world. And there's a there deals around Russia. There's one in Azerbaijan there's one in the Republic of Georgia which Michael Cohen helps to arrange in twenty thirteen Trump's comes to Moscow again for the Miss Universe pageant. He owns the pageant, and he says again that he's in talks with developers. And then finally we see a renewed effort in two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen to build in Moscow.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Fifth Column

"I hear you that it's not like speculation about a real estate idiot. But it matters if he's doing that at the direction of the president or not sure, yeah. I think that's that's hugely consequential. And it matters like earlier in your in your soliloquy. You mentioned collusion like I don't know that at Trump Tower Moscow project ends in collusion. I think as you were saying before like really embarrassing conduct for a presidential candidate. Yeah. No doubt about it. Well, the piece of it. I I agree. Totally very far. No, it has been a bridge very far until today. But I think today it's a bridge a hell of a lot closer because because the the Trump Tower meeting part of it is is is only a part the Jerome Corsi, and here, let's get Kevin in here because he's been following a Wiki leaks and other things like that. That whole that was the huge story at nine o'clock this morning nine fifteen that story change. But the huge story here was what was the timeline August to August three August five with Roger stone with Wiki leaks. We can probably set aside the guardian story for now because that seems to be kind of garbage. Kevin, maybe you can you can correct me on all of that that the the claim would be that there is a business interest reason. And that there was overlap and the timing of this with a timing of the release of an and the knowledge thereof of the release of the leaks emails, right, right? And I think that's sort of a central question is was the timing of the release of this emails. Centrally coordinated did people with access to Trump. No about this. Did they time it such that, you know, it would be maximally helpful to pain. We know that we leaks is sort of functionally allied with Russian. Interests like they make no secret about that. And he gets can you can you defend that in a second or explicit X. What store that's an expanded? Well, I mean, it's it's just sort of you can look at all of Julian Assange, just public statements. You can look at their sort of Lucien of their Twitter feed. Like, they they're they're not all of the sort of correspondents that we have public and private from you know, involving WikiLeaks in two thousand sixteen they were very interested in in. What was happening in the election? They were very interested in in. Helping Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton like I don't think that's particularly controversial at this point. I think is the connection to Russia's. Why that's and the notion that there's any sort of coordination between the campaign and Russia and even between the campaign and WikiLeaks there was correspondence there. But wars the coordination. Did they know that the emails were coming all of that stuff, quite frankly, still like pretty vaporous, whatever the connections are. But Moynihan, you you're on Skype. So I can't see you can't see if you're knitting your Bravo. I do wonder what your read is on these things. But which again, it's quite early. But what do you suspect? Talk about a maybe in a minute. But the Luke Harding story was kind of surprising to me. You know? It's funny, you go the internet, and I've been looking to see if the Harding store has been any holes of been punched in it at all. And of course, the when you search his name the only thing you come up with the restore his on Sputnik. And the exile Mark games, and these people who hate him so much that thing does as Matt say a said strikes me as so odd because it would mean quite a bit, right? I mean, you know, Manafort running the campaign for short, but Trump zealots me fired but walking in to the Ecuadorian embassy on three occasions to meet with Julian Assange, I imagined somebody would would have seen that as a very surveilled piece of property in London. So that was the first thing that I've been trying to figure out what is going on with this thing. And of course, they've been changing the story online without actually. Noting that they've made changes, and it's also worth reading Luke Harding wrote a book called collusion..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:02 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I would have imagined that he would have given this to the district of Columbia, the US attorney. Jessica Lou is quite a good attorney. And there would have been an information in an indictment and. Bang bang, just as he did with southern district New York. So that's exactly right. So Moreover, I I'm going to go even stronger. Moreover, I and the more I'm talking about this. And hearing you vamp off at the more. I'm actually talking myself into believing. It we careful we wanna believe so let's not do that. Yeah. So moreover, not only has Muller been disciplined in the way that you're describing he's actually hived off aspects of Russian interference in US politics. C Maria Bhuttan a C Elena casino. And so I think when you take that together, and you say, okay, what has the Muller investigation actually been about? It has been about as best as I can tell two things and two things only or maybe three. One the collusion question. Russian intervention in the two thousand sixteen election by various means and Khalil cooperation with coordination with that by people on the US side, number two obstruction of that investigation and number three underlying criminal activity by Paul Manafort that was probably of interest to him because he thought Manafort was a person of interest in connection with item number one. And so when I look at him then coming in and saying, okay, Trump Tower Moscow is mine, I am doing this myself taking it back from the southern district of New York because it is in my area, and I'm gonna make this guy plead to it. And I'm good. I put us the plea to put out a lot of information. And by the way, people talk about the GRU and IRA indictments as speaking indictments. This is a speaking criminal. Information. This is an information rich, storytelling document, I look at it. And I say, and he's doing this just at the time that we know he's ramping up the Email investigation with respect to Roger stone. Randy credit co and and Jerome Corsi. I look at it. And I say Bob Muller believes, this is about collusion, and he's trying to communicate that. Discuss. Possibly. I think we should always hesitate to know. What's in? Bob, Muller is mind. I think once again it's worth noting yet another indictment or or yet another plea agreement. The nobody saw coming that. He runs a tight ship Auburn operational security Muller. I it is a lesson to great many organizations. I I think that's entirely plausible theory. I think that it's far more likely that what we see in terms of substantive outcomes of the special Colin counter investigation are related to collateral crimes, and that's not because of Muller's instincts one way or another it's because that's usually what comes out of these kinds of investigations. And I do think that this story when you think about the collateral crimes of false statements of perjury. This. This is a moment that substantially races the peril for any number of individuals. And so I think it's I don't disagree with you. But I think if we're going to see real movement or this be sort of a fulcrum point it's going to be related to lies to the special counsel office in federal investigators potentially lies to the grand jury lies to congress. And then this whole other category of lies to the American public. So what do you think of my theory? I like your theory. I I hope it's true. I'm I'm I'm not as persuaded as your there's there's another kind of piece to this. Which is which is a really interesting piece that I wonder if it's part of the message sending typically. Lies to congress are prosecuted by US attorney's offices, the US attorney in the district Colombia the US attorney in the district. Columbia's appointed by President Trump. Might not be so interested in vindicating Congress's interests in truth telling on this particular topic might not be interested, for example in enforcing..

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Don McGahn departs as White House counsel

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:03 min | 3 years ago

Don McGahn departs as White House counsel

"NBC news has confirmed that Don Mcgann is out as White House counsel today was done against the last day according to to White House officials. The New York Times which first reported the news says, Mr. Mcgann may have also caused more damage for Mr. Trump than any other White House official in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Mcgann has spent at least thirty hours with Mr. molars, investigators laying out how Mr. Trump tried to interfere with or quash the inquiry, including by trying to fire Mr. Muller himself in the summer of two thousand seventeen federal prosecutors met with President Trump's former personal or cone today at his attorney's office. A person familiar with the matter tells NBC news. Michael Cohen met with quote a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of president, Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization according to CNN dot com. Yesterday, President Trump was. Asked about Michael Cohen's plea deal with federal prosecutors for the first time in an interview with the Associated Press the Associated Press, asked, president, quote, Cohen, testified under oath in federal court that you directed him to commit a crime. Did you, sir? Trump replied, totally false. It's totally false. The Associated Press followed up with. So he's lying under oath. President Trump replied. Oh, absolutely. He's lying. And Michael Cohen was a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work. He represented me very little. It's a very low level in April one, Michael cones, home office and hotel room where raided by the FBI President Trump said this disgrace, it's frankly a real disgrace, say an attack on our country at a true sense. Join us. Now, John Holum national fares analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. He's co host and rooster of showtimes the circus and Mimi Roka's. Well, this former federal prosecutor in MSNBC legal contributor and John President Trump in in accusing Michael. Cone of being a liar tells the lie that Michael Cohen was just a small player in his operation who had very little to do with Donald Trump. Yes, barely knew him. I hard. I imagine that even has an opinion about my cone. I not sure he's ever heard of the man. He's never had any part of Donald Trump's life whatsoever. The only thing I think that's true. Lawrence of the things that Donald Trump said about Michael Cohen is that he did very little legal work for Donald Trump because it doesn't seem like he actually did very much legal work for Donald Trump because he's not really lawyer. He also didn't do much PR work. Although he did representing Trump in the press to some extent when he did for Donald Trump in the period of time the decade or so that he worked with Donald Trump not a little bit, but a lot every day for many hours every day. And if you've ever dealt with Donald Trump in those ten years or so, you knew the Michael Cohen was the guy you had to talk to to have any kind of interaction with Donald Trump? What he did was not legal work or PR work, but was business development work. He was the guy who made deals for Donald Trump. Here's the guy who cleaned up Donald Trump's problems. He was the right Donovan guy. He was the guy who went to Moscow and tried to make Trump Tower Moscow happen and to many other countries around the world. So is Trump telling the truth about the fact that. Clone was not much of a lawyer for him. Yes. Was is Donald Trump telling the truth about anything else related to Michael cones degree of involvement in his life? No, all of that is a grotesque live and vanity fair's reporting tonight about Michael Cohen despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government Cohen has willingly assisted in provided information critical to several ongoing investigations according to sources familiar with the situation in a string of meetings that have exceeded more than fifty hours. Maybe Roca one is that tell you, that's a lot of time tells me he's got a lot of information and they are interested in hearing what he has to say. Everyone should understand though no one's going to take Michael Cohen's word at face value. They're not going to just write down what he says, and then you know, go in to the grand jury and based charges against anyone or any entity on that alone. They are

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Action on that issue wolf jim acosta with the very latest the at the white house thank you this more breaking news we're following president trump's former campaign chair paul manafort pleaded not guilty today's of the latest charges from this special counsel robert muller including money laundering conspiracy and making false statements about as foreign lobby you faces a trial date in september let's go to a chief national security correspondent jim shoot up jim we're also learning that moeller may be looking more closely into trump russia ties in the years leading up to his run for president that's right myself and my colleagues we are told by a number of sources aware of questions asked of witnesses before the special counsel that he is now asking questions about trump's activities business activities travel to russia in 2013 in 2014 before he formerly announced his run for president and among the things they've been asking about there are specific business deals including the 2013 miss universe pageant as well as unsuccessful discussions team to brand a trump tower moscow extending the questions in the lines of inquiry the special counsel to prior to the campaign actually started keep in mind the special counsel's ream it is not only to investigate russian meddling in the election but also ties between trump associates and russians and by that reading that anything that may also come up over the course of the investigation that's relevant and that's where he's going now one of the key questions is due to these business dealings and do the fact do the fact that they happen at the same time that the president was deciding making a decision about running for president it raises the question as to whether russia was attempting to exert any influence over the president as he was making that decision because as you point out the some questions have touched on the possibility of what is described as compromising information that the russians may have or claimed to have about president trump that's right i was told by.

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