Giuliani says pardon of Cohen ‘would just confuse everything’


Michael Cohen's new lawyer blasted Rudy Giuliani for suggesting President Trump's former longtime fixer tell the truth to the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.

Cohen's decision to hire Davis and to speak publicly about the seemingly inevitable charges against him represent a huge shift in the narrative of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "What I do know is, there's no evidence of wrongdoing with President Trump".

'We would not recommend an interview for the President unless they can satisfy us that there is some basis for this investigation, ' Giuliani said.

"We certainly know that Robert Mueller is not corrupt." said Scarborough "We certainly know he is a marine, a war hero, a guy who [unlike] Donald Trump didn't skip out on serving this country, claiming deferments and bone spurs".

The special counsel investigation was established by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to handle the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, which began in 2016, after Mr. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

Trump fixer Michael Cohen is not necessarily the president's friend anymore, according to CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger. The AP obtained a copy of the other document, in addition to a two-page memo from September in which Trump lawyers lament to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Mueller was "inexplicably" not investigating Comey's "misconduct" they had earlier raised. He said that the White House required not evidence of a criminal deed but at least some factual basis supporting suspicion of a crime. "I would love to", the president said in May. "One day I will answer", he said. By demanding an unreasonable amount of information from Mueller and his team, Giuliani is trying to make the public believe that it is Mueller's fault that Trump is not voluntarily agreeing to meet with him.

Giuliani also spoke confidently of Mueller's investigation of his predecessor, Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in connection to the president's relationship with and Cohen's payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Mr. Strzok was reassigned from his post last summer after Mr. Mueller learned about the messages.

Speaking on Sunday, Giuliani seemed unfazed by the recent developments - noting that Cohen "should cooperate with the government".

Petrillo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The MSNBC host said it all added up to being corruption of historic proportions.

Mr. Trump would be like "like a lamb going to the slaughter" if he were to testify, Mr. Giuliani added.

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".

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