Over the weekend, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, spilled the beans: A man that Avenatti says is Ahmed Al-Rumaihi—the head of a $100 billion Qatari investment fund—met with former Trump fixer Michael Cohen and former national security advisor Michael Flynn at Trump Tower in December 2016, before Trump took office.
Now, CNN is reporting, that the Qatari investor did in fact attend meetings in Trump Tower back in December 2016.
“Mr. Al-Rumaihi was at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016. He was there in his then role as head of Qatar Investments, an internal division of QIA, to accompany the Qatari delegation that was meeting with Trump transition officials on that date,” said a spokesperson for Sport Trinity, a company that Al-Rumaihi co-owns. “He did not participate in any meetings with Michael Flynn, and his involvement in the meetings on that date was limited.”
However, the spokesperson did not elaborate on which Trump transition officials attended those meetings or the substance of the meetings, but a source familiar with the Qatari delegation’s meetings said, “There were several meetings that took place between the delegation and Trump transition officials. During one, Michael Cohen briefly popped in.”
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JUST IN: Ahmed Al-Rumaihi – a Qatari investor referenced on twitter by @MichaelAvenatti – has confirmed he did attend Trump Tower meetings in 2016. Additionally, Michael Cohen “briefly popped into” one of the meetings with the Trump transition officials https://t.co/Naa0bZCGGt pic.twitter.com/ZwQv3ShR4c
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 15, 2018
It’s ironic how the American people were first told—by President Donald Trump—that there were no contacts with Russians, then we learn this meeting happened, and soon other meetings will be exposed as well. Trump and his team of misfits can attempt to hide the truth, but eventually, secrets will be revealed and the public will finally witness all the lies told by this corrupt administration.
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