President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani returned from a brief absence from the spotlight Sunday, appearing on three different shows to comment on the Russia investigation.
Giuliani encouraged Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to flip on the president.
He also continued his claims that Trump didn’t collude with Russians to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani returned Sunday from a brief absence from the spotlight to push his client’s case in three separate TV appearances.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Giuliani said Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen should feel free to cooperate with the special counsel and federal prosecutors investigating him, encouraging Cohen to flip on the president.
“If he wants to cooperate, I think it’s great,” Giuliani said. We’ve been through all his records. I know Michael. He has no evidence of, nor was he involved in anything untoward, with the president.”
Host Chuck Todd asked if Giuliani wanted Cohen to cooperate with investigators, and Giuliani responded: “Yes. Because it’s going to lead to nothing.”
Cohen, who worked for Trump over the past decade, is the focus of an investigation in the Southern District of New York into whether he violated campaign-finance laws or committed bank fraud, wire fraud, illegal lobbying, or other crimes. The FBI raided his home, his office, and his hotel room in April, seizing roughly 4 million documents.
Last week, Cohen, who once said he would “take a bullet” for Trump, broke his silence and told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos he is putting “family and country first.”
“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen said. “I put family and country first.”
On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Giuliani told Stephanopoulos he and Trump were fine with Cohen’s interview, and that he has “zero” concerns about what Cohen could tell authorities “as long as he tells the truth.”
“Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government,” Giuliani said. “We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong. The president did nothing wrong with him.”
Pres. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells @GStephanopoulos: “Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government. We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong. The president did nothing wrong with him” https://t.co/IK2UIiHS5f #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/lFewJyvaw3
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