Skip to comments.Trump 'never spoke' with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says
Posted on 01/21/2019 1:09:48 PM PST by springwater13
President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place.
The former New York mayor, who serves as Trumps top lawyer in Robert Muellers Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the Presidents legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd.
The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony, Giuliani told the Daily News.
However, Giuliani acknowledged Trumps legal team conversed with Cohens lawyers and possibly Cohen himself before he went before the House and Senate intelligence committees in September 2017 and falsely testified that discussions to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016.
Anything that happened between the lawyers would have been part of the joint defense agreement, Giuliani said, claiming all parties involved believed at the time that Cohens planned testimony was truthful.
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SHUT UP Rudy, you aren't helping!
Please show some respect.
Rudy is the greatest legal mind of his generation and a man with Tru,ps interests at heart. He is a born fighter and a key part of Trumps strategy
The whole thing is silly.
Why would anybody ever have to tell a lawyer to lie?...................
Good one... ;)
Most of us lawyers try very hard to practice within the ethics rules.
That said, I have to admit there are too damn many Cohens out there.
SHUT UP Rudy, you aren’t helping!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``I said that the day he opened his confused yap on cnn. Now they are replaying it on other stations and spinning it however they want it to sound.
He needs to shut up and work behind the scenes instead of giving them a weeks worth of fake but accurate reporting.
Rudy is competing with Joe Biden for most frequent gaffes.
I just caught cnn and it is their big news right now.
He really needs to shut up.
“Why would anybody ever have to tell a lawyer to lie?”
Can somebody tell us why Cohen felt a need to fudge on when the tower discussions ended? Before his election, Trump had every right to talk with Russians about a real estate investment. It would have been a private deal.
Dan Bongino lays out everything in a 30+ minute video (or you can read the transcript)
As much as I respect Rudy he makes me nervous never know when he’ll go off message.
Frankly, I dont think Cohen is a very good lawyer. New York is full of these types. He may be good at day to day stuff, including dealings with bureaucracy, but hes not somebody who is up to national level dealings.
Hes basically an expeditor, that is, a person you hire to make sure your bureaucratic dealings go well...theyll submit applications for you, turn up to defend them, etc. Theyre very important in a bureaucratic culture such as New York. Theyre all over the place in Europe and in fact you can take special courses designed to prepare you for this career track.
Schumer keeps spouting his childish response of hostage taking
Just saw a clip on FOX the five
He and Pelosi are holding all America hostage with their immature stance on their shutdown
Trump hired his greatest enemy, Sessions & Mueller.
Trump is hiring William Barr, his greatest greatest enemy.
Trump either rescinds Barr now or Trump is his own best enemy.
I no longer can defend Trump hiring his enemies. Otherwise these are ALL NON ISSUES. Trump has created his own ISSUES.
and it’s the Lawyer that tells the client to lie not the other way are unless it’s in a movie ,LOL
PROVE he didn’t tell Michael Cohen to lie! It’s just a negative. People prove those all the time! Rudy’s wasting his breath. At best, he won’t be believed. At worst, he’ll put his foot in his mouth and do his client injury. So, yes. Shut up, Rudy.
Hmmmm, I can’t recall Trump hiring Mueller.
BTW, Victoria Toensing and Joe Digenova (as well as many others who’s opinion I respect) are huge fans of Barr and that is good enough for me.
Even “within ethics rules” yields a helluva lotta latitude for bullying, threats, and other assorted skulduggery that, by rights, oughta get a man shot dead on the spot.
So asserting that’s how you try to play the game, isn’t asserting all that much; them “ethics rules” ain’t all that straight, and they sure’s Hell ain’t narrow.
He has misspoken before.. Age and his past life style are destroying what was once a good man...
Time to hang it up Rudy...RESIGN...INSTANTLY.
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