Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

Jul 10, 2018, 03:27
Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, "should cooperate" with prosecutors, but if he does and tells the truth, then Trump has nothing to worry about.

Lanny Davis, who previously worked for President Bill Clinton's administration and has staunchly defended Hillary Clinton following her 2016 loss to Trump, went after Giuliani's call Sunday for Cohen to cooperate with federal prosecutors and to tell "the truth".

A day after he tweeted "I will always protect my POTUS" in April, the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room as part of a probe by federal prosecutors in NY into his business dealings. Cohen recently told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he is putting "family and country first" and protecting the president is not his priority. "As long as he tells the truth, we're - we're - we're home free", Giuliani said.

"We don't know why Cohen is doing what he's doing right now other than the fact that I can tell you he is frustrated, he is infuriated by Rudy Giuliani and feels kind of shunted aside by the person that he was the ultimate loyalist for, who's, of course, the President of the United States", Borger said.

He was asked how he might respond if the president or his legal team came after him and tried to discredit the work he did for Trump over the last decade.

'Yeah, but I think this is new, saying no, after the Horowitz report, ' Giuliani said.

Giuliani said he was not concerned by the interview.

As Trump continues to assert his willingness to speak with Mueller, his words are increasingly being undermined by his own legal team and one of its newer additions, Rudolph W. Giuliani. My quote is not evidence of a crime, it's a factual basis for the investigation.

The letter, obtained by the Associated Press, underscores the intense effort by Trump's legal team over the a year ago to tarnish Comey's reputation and pit the president's word against that of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Mr. Trump has denied any collusion and obstructing justice, deriding the probe as a "witch hunt". "We can't find an incriminating anything", Giuliani replied.

Sources close to Cohen have slowly begun telling the media that the president's former attorney is ready to flip on his ex-boss. It was the first in a series of conversations that Comey documented in writing, something Trump lawyers say he did with the ultimate goal of harming the president. "If they want information on Trump, he's willing to give it".

Cohen was Trump's self-described fixer and a key player in the Trump Organization for more than a decade, regularly berating reporters and threatening lawsuits against anyone who posed a challenge to his boss.