Giuliani Says Michael Cohen 'Should Cooperate' With Prosecutors

Rudy Giuliani Donald Trump and Robert Mueller

Lanny Davis, the new attorney representing Michael Cohen as he faces a federal criminal investigation in NY, is coming out swinging against Cohen's former client President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

During a Sunday appearance on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", Giuliani said he believes Cohen should cooperate with the government. Cohen switched up his legal team recently after his previous counsel completed an extensive review of documents seized from Cohen's home, office and Manhattan hotel room during an April raid.

He also professed to be untroubled by either the prospect of Trump being served with a subpoena to appear before the inquiry, or by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, flipping and handing over all his information to Mueller. When Stephanopoulos confronted Giuliani about this, and said it was hard to believe Trump's own words given what Giuliani was saying, the president's attorney proceeded to attack the investigation as a whole.

"I think it's more likely that Trump will kick the can down the road", she remarked.

"Now how you can say [the Mueller probe is] a legitimate investigation, well then there are no illegitimate investigations", Giuliani claimed on CNN.

"Mueller hired originally as his chief investigator a man that has some kind of vicious bias against Donald Trump", Giuliani said, referring to Strzok. I think it's a sign of how confident the president is that he did nothing wrong.

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.

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

But Giuliani told the Times it was unlikely Mueller would accept the demands.

"I don't know what he has to flip over", Giuliani said.

Prosecutors also want to bar Manafort from introducing evidence that he was previously investigated but not charged before Mueller was appointed in May 2017. My quote is not evidence of a crime, it's a factual basis for the investigation. But in the ABC interview, he said he couldn't comment on advice of his lawyer. Kasowitz and Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow did not immediately return messages, and former Trump attorney John Dowd declined to comment.

"Simply accepting the denial of Mr. Putin is unsustainable", Cohen said.

"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.

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