Ex-Trump Organization exec: 'Impossible' Trump didn't know about Trump Tower meeting

Ex-Trump Organization exec: 'Impossible' Trump didn't know about Trump Tower meeting

A former Trump Organization executive said late Monday that it is "impossible" President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE would not have known about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone Omarosa claims president called Trump Jr. a 'f--- up' for releasing Trump Tower emails MORE

"Impossible, in my opinion, based on my experience working with Trump and everybody that worked with Trump," Barbara Res said on "Anderson Cooper 360" when asked if it was plausible that Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSpicer slams Omarosa on WH recordings: 'She will do anything to further her own being' White House staff offered discounts at Trump's NJ golf club: report Republicans have spent .5 million at Trump properties since he took office: report MORE would not tell his father about a message he received regarding the Kremlin's support for his presidential campaign.  

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"Something major, something newsworthy, something press-worthy would always go before Trump." 

Res, who was in charge of construction at Trump Tower and left the Trump Organization in the 1990s, added that Trump always wanted to be "on top of things."

Her comments came just days after CNN reported that the president's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, claims Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in 2016 ahead of time. 

Cohen’s claims contradict the many statements from the president, Trump Jr. and their legal teams about Trump's knowledge about the Trump Tower meeting.

Cohen does not have evidence to back up his claims, sources told CNN. But he is reportedly willing to discuss it with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump's lead attorney in the Russia probe, Rudy Giuliani, has pushed back hard against the accusation, calling it "flat out untrue" while speaking on "Fox News Sunday." 

Trump has also come out against Cohen since his accusation, resurfacing an old tweet from Cohen in which he defended Trump Jr. for his transparency regarding the meeting. 

"Do you think the Fake News Media will ever report on this tweet from Michael?" Trump said.