Michael Cohen’s New Attorney Has Already Started Bashing Trump

11 July, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • In memo to special counsel Trump lawyers cast former FBI Director Comey as dishonest and 'Machiavellian'

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.

Cohen, who previously worked for Trump, told Stephanopoulos last week that his "first loyalty" lies with his family, not the president.

He said Giuliani is taking public positions - such as setting conditions for a possible Trump-Mueller interview - because he realizes that this case is playing out in the court of public opinion. "What I do know is there is no evidence of wrongdoing with President Trump".

Davis had some strong words in response to this, in a message he posted on Twitter Monday morning.

"We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong", Giuliani said.

There has been significant speculation in recent weeks over whether Cohen would cut a deal with prosecutors, and what that could mean for the president.

When asked by ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" whether he had any concerns about what Cohen might tell prosecutors, Giuliani said they had "zero" concerns.




On CNN's "State of the Union", host Dana Bash asked if Giuliani was going back on his past comments that he didn't think Cohen would "flip" on Trump.

In an interview last week with Stephanopoulos, Cohen acknowledged that he soon could face criminal charges in an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances and business dealings.

In an interview that aired last week, Cohen said he did not share Trump's animosity toward Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. The president did nothing wrong with him, so we've gone through every document we can.

Giuliani emphasized Cohen "telling the truth" on three separate occasions during the interview. What we're asking them for is: Is this the witch hunt that a lot of people think it is? "What I said was they have to give us a factual basis, meaning some suspicion of a crime".

"I was probably there that day", he said a bit cryptically, adding, "I don't remember it". "When it's all said and done, the President is a witness and not a target".

Bolduan asked if there's any signal that Cohen is now cooperating with prosecutors.

Cohen also defended the Mueller investigation as a whole, saying, "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies'".

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