Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stated that Michael Cohen who was President Trump’s former lawyer has confirmed his testimony to his committee that he is not aware of any meeting in Trump Tower in 2016 between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and a Russian attorney.
Cohen later admitted Trump was aware of the meeting.
Burr stated, “What we can say is that we recently re-engaged Mr. Cohen and his team following press reports that suggested he had advance knowledge of a June 16th meeting between campaign officials and Russian lawyer at the Trump Tower. Mr. Cohen had testified before the Committee that he was not aware of any meeting prior to its disclosure in the press last summer. As such, the Committee inquired of Mr. Cohen’s legal team as to whether Mr. Cohen stood by his testimony. They responded that he did stand by his testimony.”
“We hope that today’s developments and Mr. Cohen’s plea agreement will not preclude his appearance before our Committee as needed for our ongoing investigation.”