After he joined Trump's team in May, Giuliani said the president fired James Comey because he wouldn't say Trump wasn't a target of an investigation - an admission that could potentially play into an obstruction of justice case.
Davis told PBS's "NewsHour" on Wednesday: "I believe that Mr. Cohen has direct knowledge that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller that suggests - I'm not sure it proves - that Mr. Trump was aware of Russian government agents hacking illegally, committing computer crimes, to the detriment of the candidate who he was running against".More news: Tucker Carlson Stands by South Africa Commentary After Trump Tweet Backlash
If that assertion were to be proven false, it would be enormously damaging for Trump, and a boon for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. "We were not the source of the story".
He told BuzzFeed on Monday night about his comments to Cooper: "I did not mean to be cute".
The Virginia-Pilot says a new report reveals Trump is considering the move because his current White House counsel is adamantly against the move to pardon Trump's former campaign chairman. If Cohen said the sun rises in the west and sets in the east and would be willing to tell Bob Mueller that, the truth of the underlying claim isn't salvaged by that willingness. Elsewhere in CNN's July 27 story the network notes that it actually spoke to none other than Lanny Davis for reaction to what its "sources" were telling it about what Cohen knew. "So why did the president trust Michael Cohen as long as he did?" she asked.
"I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr. I regret my error, '" said Molly Line, sitting in on the panel for the day. If he tells the special counsel under oath that he did in fact witness that conversation between the two Trumps then he's admitting to having lied under oath to Congress earlier.