Disgraced and disbarred attorney Michael Cohen made a bold claim about President Donald Trump and WikiLeaks this week, but Kellyanne Conway is revealing the truth.
During a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Cohen, who is going to prison in two months after admitting to lying to federal prosecutors and Congress, testified about his relationship with President Donald Trump.
At one moment, Cohen claimed that Trump had “advanced” knowledge of when WikiLeaks had planned to release the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Cohen testified that Roger Stone called Trump in the Oval Office in July 2016 and said that he had spoken with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and was informed that they were going to release the DNC emails soon.
There are two official records proving that Cohen is lying about that.
Conway, a senior adviser to the president who served as Trump’s chairwoman for his 2016 campaign, appeared on Fox News on Wednesday and said Cohen was completely lying.
“I was a campaign manager and I never participated in a phone call like that,” Conway said.
“That is very curious, isn’t it? The campaign was on an entirely different floor. Donald Trump, the candidate, was flying around the country most days,” she added.
“It is always curious that the campaign manager for the successful part of the campaign is not privy to any of these conversations, yet people who were not part of the campaign are out there puffing around saying I was doing this, I was doing that,” she added.
Conway continued, “I want to make another point I made to the president privately, that is this there were two kinds of people around him particularly the last part of the campaign, and those pretending to be around him last part of the campaign.”
The second piece of evidence proving Cohen is lying comes from public media reports.
Cohen claimed that Stone called Trump in late July 2016 to give him a heads up on a WikiLeaks email dump, but Assange released a statement one month before then and announced when he was releasing the information.
In other words, WikiLeaks announced in June 2016 that it would be releasing batches of DNC emails in about a month.
The evidence comes from an article published in The Guardian on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
The article, posted a month before the time frame Cohen suggested, started off by stating “Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organization is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state.”
So, just about everyone knew that WikiLeaks was going to release the emails in late July because it was announced to the world.