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Trump and Son at Legal Risk If Found Lying About Russia Meeting

  • What Trump knew ahead of Trump Tower session questioned anew
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen reportedly ready to challenge account
Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr

Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America

President Donald Trump faces potential legal and political danger if it’s 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 U.S. presidential election.