MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch revealed on Morning Joe Friday morning that Michael Cohen told him Donald Trump knew about “everything” that was happening on his campaign — including the infamous Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr. and Russians.
Morning Joe covered news that Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, is claiming the president knew about the Trump Tower meeting during the campaign in 2016, despite Trump’s repeated denials.
“What came out yesterday to me was not a surprise, based on conversations Michael and I had had,” Deutsch said. “I don’t want to use his exact words, but everything that was going on, Trump knew about.”
“Did he reference this meeting in particular when you talked to him?” MSNBC’s Willie Geist asked.
“Yes he did,” Deutsch replied, noting their conversation was “several months ago.”
Deutsch added that Cohen is caught between wanting to lay low, and feeling the need to “punch back once in a while” and defend himself.
Trump fired back at his former lawyer on Twitter Friday morning, denying that he had any knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting and suggesting that Cohen is “trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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