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I was asked to go to Russia on almost a dozen or half a dozen occasions, i was asked to bring Mr. Trump to Russia. I want to be very clear about this. I never went. I never agreed to go. I never filed for a visa. I never booked a plane ticket. I never booked a hotel. I never intended to go unless there was a deal that had been consummated.
I have been asked about pardons by lawyers and the press and I have said the President is not going talk about pardons now, what I am saying is that I never offered anyone a pardon. Not him( Michael Cohens), not( Paul) Manafort, not( Roger) Stone, not( George) Papadopoulos, not John Smith. I gave a uniform answer, the same to everyone -- the President will not consider a pardon now.
To be clear, President Donald Trump knew of and directed the Trump Tower negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it, michael Cohen lied about it because Michael Cohen never expected to win the election. Michael Cohen also lied about it because Michael Cohen stood to make hundreds of millions of dollars on the Moscow real estate project.
Novartis sent me their contract, which stated specifically that they wanted me to lobby. That they wanted me to provide access to government, including the president, that paragraph was crossed out by me, initialed, and written in my own handwriting that says I will not lobby or do government relations work.
When telling me in 2008 or 2009 that Michael Cohen was cutting employees' salaries in half -- including mine -- Michael Cohen showed me what Michael Cohen claimed was a $ 10 million IRS tax refund, and he said that Michael Cohen could not believe how stupid the government was for giving' someone like Michael Cohen' that much money back.
Don Jr. came into the room and walked behind Don Jr. father's desk -- which in itself was unusual, i recalled Don Jr. leaning over to Don Jr. father and speaking in a low voice, which I could clearly hear, and saying :' The meeting is all set.' I remember Mr. Trump saying,' OK good... let me know.'.
President Donald Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it. And so I lied about it too -- because President Donald Trump had made clear to President Donald Trump through President Donald Trump personal statements to me that we both knew were false and through President Donald Trump lies to the country, that President Donald Trump wanted me to lie. And President Donald Trump made it clear to me because President Donald Trump personal attorneys reviewed my statement before I gave it to Congress.
Inaccurate. Donald Trump knows the truth, I know the truth, others know the truth, and here is the truth : The people of the United States of America, people of the world, don't believe what Donald Trump is saying, the man doesn't tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds.
I think the pressure of the job is much more than what President Donald Trump thought it was going to be, it's not like the Trump Organization where President Donald Trump would bark out orders, and people would blindly follow what President Donald Trump wanted done. There's a system here -- President Donald Trump doesn't understand the system.
I don't agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI. I respect the FBI as an institution, as well as their agents, when they searched my hotel room and my home, it was obviously upsetting to me and my family. Nonetheless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional. I thanked them for their service and as they left, we shook hands.
In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $ 130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford, neither the Trump Organization nor the President Donald Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Stephanie Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.
Doc Ronny -- you know, we call Doc Ronny Doc Ronny, we call Doc Ronny Doc Ronny. Doc Ronny's an admiral, highly respected, a real leader, you know, these are all false accusations that were made. These are false and they're trying to destroy a man. By the way, I did say welcome to Washington. Welcome to the swamp. Welcome to the world of politics.
I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know, so I ’m warning you, tread very f --- lightly, because what I ’m going to do to you is going to be f --- disgusting. You understand me ?
I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we're in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don't have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know, so I'm warning you, tread very f---ing lightly, because what I'm going to do to you is going to be f---ing disgusting. You understand me?
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