Giuliani: Zero Concern About Cohen Flipping

Larry Hoffman
July 11, 2018

He also continued his claims that Trump didn't collude with Russians to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. Speculation has mounted that he might turn on Trump.

The signal is coming through loud and clear: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, wants to cooperate with federal investigators.

Giuliani says he has advised Trump that there should be "no discussion of pardons", adding that is "something you can decide down the road". "We've been through all his records".

On NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani said he doesn't think Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is personally biased or corrupt, but that "he's surrounded by biased people" he failed to vet properly, including Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, whose anti-Trump text exchanges from 2016 fed Republican allegations of bias. "Because it's going to lead to nothing". 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.

President Donald Trump's attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said that he encourages the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, to talk to Robert Mueller's investigators regarding their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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

"So you have no concerns at all about anything that Michael Cohen might tell the prosecutors?" asked ABC host George Stephanopoulos.

Giuliani appeared on television Sunday and discussed the possibility of Cohen cooperating with federal prosecutors who are now investigating Cohen.

"We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong", Giuliani said. "The president did nothing wrong with him".

Giuliani said he was not concerned by the interview.

Mueller has already filed at least 23 indictments as part of the special counsel probe and five defendants have pleaded guilty, although none of the indictments directly involve wrongdoing by President Trump. Asked Sunday on ABC's "This Week" whether he has now determined there would be no interview, he said, "We have not (but) we're close to determining that". "Of course he didn't commit a crime".

But the examples of corruption resulting from the Mueller investigation Scarborough cited are not directly related to actions that occurred during the campaign; they are actions taken before or after the campaign. They're not going to find any of that. "The fact is Michael has been a victim here like a lot of other people".

"I don't think he has a choice". "When it's all said and done, the President is a witness and not a target".

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

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