Trump lawyer's statement derailed Senate meeting

Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.
1:49 | 09/19/17

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With a quick wave warning part. President comes longtime attorney Michael -- arrived at the senate he was expected to answer questions about the trump organization's ties to Russia. But at the very time mr. Clinton with to appear before the intelligence committee he and his lawyer came out and said there would be no questions today mr. Cohen. I answering all of their. Last. Wouldn't you. The last minute decision to cancel stunned those assembled. And its self. And I'll back over. Formation during the campaign candidate trump denied doing any business in Russia Asia I don't deal they have no business is that have no loans from ration but. But it later turned out that there were negotiations to build our trump tower in Moscow. And Trump's personal lawyer who was brokering the deal documents show mr. trump himself signed a non binding letter of intent with a Russian company to build a skyscraper. If you believe the reports about mr. Kohn in the effort to try to create trump tower Moscow. To me that's a relevant piece of information. Working with cone Phillips cedar a Russian born middle man with a criminal record. In one email cedar road to cone buddy our boy can become president and the USA and we can engineer. I will get all of Putin's team to buying in on this. And though Kohn did not answer questions by senate investigators today he did provide a written statement. In which he disputed any allegations of wrongdoing on the part a president from writing quote. I never saw anything that demonstrated his involvement in Russian interference in our election. While NASDAQ ABC news Washington.

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