Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen should cooperate with federal investigators

Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen should cooperate with federal investigators

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, said Sunday that he's "close to determining" that the president will not give an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

The only legal risk for Mr. Trump, Giuliani told CBS News' Paula Reid, is lying to investigators, which Giuliani says could only be proven by a witness or document giving an alternate version of events.

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.

Davis did not get into the specifics of what Giuliani said, but he appears to contradict the former New York City mayor's claim that Cohen telling the truth would not have any negative impact on President Trump.

Rudy Giuliani, the former NY mayor and Trump's lead attorney, told ABC News and CNN that Trump's lawyers want evidence from Mueller's investigators that Trump engaged in wrongdoing before agreeing to let him be questioned.

Davis appears to have taken an approach similar to that of Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels who often uses social media to blast Trump, as well as Cohen, and numerous president's supporters. 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.

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

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"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will", Cohen said.

In a Fox News interview past year, Mr. Cohen declared: "I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump". He said that the White House required not evidence of a criminal deed but at least some factual basis supporting suspicion of a crime.

Furthermore, Giuliani told host George Stephanopulos, Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling is "the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen" and "they've never really told us what they're investigating [the president for], which of course we want to know".

[When] Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report detailing anti-Trump texts between members of the team including Mueller's former number two, Peter Strzok.

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

The Cohen interview was released on the same day that a former federal judge vetting material seized from him said in a court filing that over a million items were turned over to prosecutors after she determined they weren't protected by attorney-client privilege.

Cohen, in the interview, also specifically raised the point that he believes the intelligence communities over Trump.

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