Giuliani: No Cohen Concerns 'As Long As He Tells The Truth'
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jul 10, 2018,
Jul 10, 2018, 3:27
Giuliani added that the Trump team was not concerned about the fact that Trump's former "fixer" and personal lawyer Michael Cohen now appears to be cooperating with the investigation.
"Michael's not going to lie, he's going to tell the truth". He adds, "We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong".
Cohen has not been charged with any crimes but is now under federal investigation in the Southern District of NY for possible bank fraud.
"There is no evidence of wrongdoing with President Trump". First, he's been dropping increasingly heavy hints lately that he'll have no choice but to cooperate with prosecutors if someone (hint, hint) doesn't pay for his legal defense, which the Trump family had been kind enough to contribute to - until recently.
The new statement from Mr. Trump's lawyer, repeated on three Sunday news shows and in an interview with the New York Times, suggests prospects are receding for a sit-down between the president and Mr. Mueller. "And my sources are telling me that he said that the truth is not you or your client's friend".
While several other top Trump staffers have been interviewed in the Russian Federation probe, the administration is cracking down in part because of allegations of bias within the special counsel team, Giuliani said.
In a Fox News interview previous year, Mr. Cohen declared: "I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump".
Mr. Trump has denied any collusion and obstructing justice, deriding the probe as a "witch hunt".
They are investigating his business practices, as is the team led by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating matters connected to Cohen as part of the broader probe of Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by the president. "Or is there a factual basis for this?" And - here's a fun thought for POTUS - Michael Cohen might have access to the detonator. The AP obtained a copy of the other document, in addition to a two-page memo from September in which Trump lawyers lament to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Mueller was "inexplicably" not investigating Comey's "misconduct" they had earlier raised.
In his interview last week, Cohen said Trump "simply accepting the denial of" Russian President Vladimir Putin that he didn't meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was "unsustainable".
Cohen, in the interview, also specifically raised the point that he believes the intelligence communities over Trump.