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Cohen's attorney fires back at Giuliani

11 July 2018
Cohen's attorney fires back at Giuliani

During an interview over the weekend, Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said that the president would only agree to an interview with Mueller if the special counsel revealed how the investigation would conclude. "We have - we have no reason to believe he did anything wrong".

Stephanopoulos pressed, "So you have no concerns at all about anything that Michael Cohen might tell the prosecutors?"

"We certainly know that Robert Mueller is not corrupt." said Scarborough "We certainly know he is a marine, a war hero, a guy who [unlike] Donald Trump didn't skip out on serving this country, claiming deferments and bone spurs".

"We're not asking to show us that he committed a crime", Giuliani said on "Meet the Press". He said an interview with Mueller could be an "attempt to trap him in perjury".

He also continued his claims that Trump didn't collude with Russians to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"It's our firm belief, and we think nothing contradicts this, the president did nothing wrong", he said.

Former federal prosecutor and Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy said Giuliani is implementing a smart strategy because the Mueller probe has always been about public opinion, and a new Washington Post-Schar School poll shows Americans are increasingly disapproving of the way Mueller has handled the Russian Federation probe.

"I was probably there that day", he said a bit cryptically, adding, "I don't remember it".

A tweet from Davis on Monday implies that Guiliani wasn't talking about the actual truth, but a version of the story that would benefit the president, and that neither Trump nor Guiliani have what could be called a close relationship with "truth" by any definition.

He also confirmed the gist of a New York Times article that said Trump's side had added new conditions for any interview with Mueller.

Giuliani emphasized Cohen "telling the truth" on three separate occasions during the interview. "We can't find an incriminating anything, and we need a basis for this investigation".

Giuliani also highlighted the role former FBI counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok played in both Mueller's probe and the DOJ's investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct officials business when she was Secretary of State. Trump, however, told NBC anchor Lester Holt days after he ousted Comey in May 2017 that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired him.

In a Fox News interview a year ago, Mr. Cohen declared: "I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump".