Trump tweeted, "NO", he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".
President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Sam Nunberg said he does "sympathize" with Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, but said his decision to release a secretly recorded tape of a conversation with Trump as going "too far".
CBS News' Elections and Survey's Director Anthony Salvanto reports that this speaks to how Trump's strongest backers feel such a personal connection with the president and want to defend him against what they perceive as being a politically motivated witch hunt.
Giuliani also said that they've hired multiple experts to review and analyze the recordings of conversations between Cohen and Trump.
Democrats, however, say they believe the issue speaks to the president's character (79 percent) as well as national security, but Republicans disagree, seeing it as a deliberate attempt to slow the president's agenda (81 percent) and feeling he is facing more resistance from the political establishment than other presidents have (86 percent).
And that could mean the president knew that Russian Federation was trying to help get him elected. He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer.
In his Fox appearance on Sunday, Giuliani said Trump felt "disappointed" that his former ally had turned against him, acknowledging the split that now existed between Trump and Cohen while saying they did not feel "at war" with Cohen at this point.
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to a journalist in Moscow, Russia.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont called for Trump Jr.to testify in public and under oath to discuss his June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower, according to Newsweek. A statement from Donald Trump Jr. one day earlier made no mention of Clinton.
"Arrived back in Washington last night from a very emotional reopening of a major U.S. Steel plant in Granite City, Illinois, only to be greeted with the ridiculous news that the highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats obviously can not find Collusion...", Trump tweeted.
Davis, who is Cohen's attorney, released audio last week featuring a conversation between Trump and Cohen about payments to a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who claimed she had a sexual relationship with Trump years prior.
Cohen is under federal investigation in NY. And we should understand the Cohen is in legal trouble.
Wallace acknowledged that Cohen's claim suggests that Trump lied about what he knew about the meeting, but he seemed to write off the possibility that the White House will face problematic new questions about the president's connection to Russian Federation.
Seventy percent of Republicans call the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt", while Democrats call it a "critical" matter of national security (77 percent).