Giuliani Says Michael Cohen 'Should Cooperate' With Prosecutors


Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in NY, said in his Twitter post Sunday, July 1, that he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his "silence is broken".

"What was the president's reaction to that interview with Michael Cohen?".

Among other conditions, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told The New York Times there needed to be concrete evidence the president committed a crime before he'd agree to speak with Mueller and his team.

"Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government", Giuliani said on ABC's This Week. "We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong. the president did nothing wrong with him", Giuliani said.

And when Giuliani was pressed about whether he had "concerns" about what Cohen could tell investigators, he stated firmly that he had none. The White House initially pointed as justification for the firing to a Justice Department memo that faulted Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, though Trump later said that "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made the move.

"If they can come to us and show us the basis and that it's legitimate and that they have uncovered something, we can go from there and assess their objectivity", Giuliani told the Times.

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

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He has told the public not to believe the reports saying: "I have not had a chance to defend myself". He described the upcoming trial as being the "best opportunity" for him to clear his name.

"We've been through everything on collusion and obstruction".

The president, as well as Giuliani, have often used media interviews and or social media to deride the special counsel's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, usually referring to the probe as a "witch hunt" orchestrated by "13 Angry Democrats" hell-bent on rectifying the 2016 election.

Cohen told the New York Times he paid adult actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his personal account to keep her from revealing details of her alleged affair with the president.

Mr. Giuliani said the investigation wouldn't find any "evidence of wrongdoing" by the president.

Giuliani said he was not concerned by the interview. But he also did nothing to dampen such speculation, taking issue with some of Trump's criticisms of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation and even going out of his way to praise the FBI.

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Giuliani stressed that he wasn't anxious about testimony that Cohen might give.

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. Cohen gave an interview to ABC last week in which he signaled he might be willing to cooperate.