President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Session, Dec. 15, 2017, in Quantico, Va., before participating in the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony. In April, Trump denied he knew anything about the Daniels payment. "I regret my error".
CNN reported last month that Cohen was claiming to have witnessed Trump being informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. and that the then-candidate approved the meeting.
It appears that "substantial sums were paid for the Trump corporation to pay off, or to reimburse Mr Cohen", Fein said.
During interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday, Davis laid out a grave allegation against Trump, saying that Cohen had information that would be of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, including about Russian hacking of Democrats' emails.
He told NBC News on August 19 that he didn't know if participants in the meeting, including Trump Jr. and Manafort, knew that lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya "was Russian at the time". "And they're looking very, very hard", Dershowitz said.
The AP reported Thursday that the tabloid kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Additionally, Trump Jr. has said he didn't have the lawyer's name prior to the meeting.
The issue of whether a sitting president can be indicted has not been tested, though Trump allies point to two previously written legal opinions that weigh in against the prospect.
His wiseguy-like remarks have led to speculation that Trump truly fears what information his former loyalists may see fit to share as legal and political battles rage around the President and talk of impeachment escalates.
"This despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible."
According to WaPo, Davis was an anonymous source for a story that the newspaper ran in July confirming the CNN report.
McDougal sold her story to American Media for $150,000 USA in August 2016 but it was never published by the National Enquirer, a practice known as "catch and kill" aimed at suppressing potentially damaging stories.
Trump told Fox News this week, while talking about Cohen, that flipping "almost ought to be outlawed".