Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller will accuse former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying about President Donald Trump's knowledge of the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian agents.
According to Giuliani, Manafort has repeatedly told Mueller and his team that Trump had no knowledge that he, Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Russian agents who were promising dirt on former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in 2016.
"They repeated that conduct over and over and over again which gives us a clear indication of what they want him to say in order to get him out of solitary confinement," Giuliani said of Mueller's team asking Manafort about the Trump Tower meeting. "I find that abominable."
Donald Trump Jr. testified under oath to Congress that he never told his father about his plan to meet with Russian officials who were promising the help his campaign.
However, congressional Democrats have said that they plan to unmask the blocked telephone number that records show Trump Jr. called during the time he was arranging the meeting with Russian officials. Given that President Trump reportedly uses a blocked cell phone number, Democrats could prove that Trump Jr. lied under oath if they found that he called his father in the middle of setting up the meeting.
Sources close to the White House have told Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman that they expect Donald Trump Jr. could be indicted for lying about his father's knowledge of the meeting as soon as this week.