'Impossible!' Former Trump Executive Says There's No Way the President Didn't Know About Trump Tower Meeting
Barbara Res, a former executive of the Trump Organization, confirmed Monday on CNN what basic common sense would suggest: When Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 after having been promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, there's no way he hadn't already told his father about the meeting.
She discussed the issue on "Anderson Cooper 360."
"Given what you know about how the Trump Organization works, does it make sense to you Donald Trump would not have been informed about this?" Cooper asked.
"Impossible!" she said, laughing. "In my opinion, based on my experience working with Trump, and everybody that worked for Trump. Something major, something newsworthy, something press-worthy would also go before Trump. Always."
"Is it possible that Donald Trump Jr. might have — that as a child of Mr. Trump, would have more latitude than an employee?" Cooper responded.
"You know, I'm not — I don't think so," she said. "No, you know, the reason Trump Kr. is in the position he's in, Ivanka is in the position, Jared, is that Trump has historically believed that he is better served by having family members, even if they're not quite as qualified. But I think that perhaps he may even be harder on family members. I know he was harder on Ivana [Trump] when she worked for him. I have a feeling he probably might have been harder on Donald when he didn't do — Donald Jr. — when he might not have done what he was supposed to."
She continued: "From my point of view, Donald Jr. would definitely have gone to his father. I think he would have said in advance, look what I've got. We're going get something on Hillary."
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"Impossible." Barbara Res, a former Trump Organization executive, says there is no chance Donald Trump would not ha… https://t.co/qkK1VGEeup— Anderson Cooper 360° (@Anderson Cooper 360°) 1532996578.0