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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
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A former Trump Organization executive said late Monday that it is "impossible" President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: 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: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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 TrumpElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Early ballots pouring in with 15 days to the midterms O'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot 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.