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Trump at Legal Risk If Found Lying About Russia Meeting

Trump at Legal Risk  If Found Lying About Russia MeetingTrump at Legal Risk  If Found Lying About Russia Meeting

US President Donald Trump faces potential legal and political danger if it is proven he knew in advance about a meeting his son and campaign aides had with Russians said to be promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to former federal prosecutors.

The allegation reportedly made by Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen adds an explosive twist to the famous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, which has become a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone in Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the last US presidential election, Bloomberg reported.

Trump and his current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, deny that Trump knew about the meeting beforehand and say Cohen is lying.

Trump has said he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting until a year later, when he dictated a statement on behalf of his son that the discussion was primarily about a dispute over adoptions of Russian children. That turned out to be misleading at best.

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