Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Will Talk To Robert Mueller 'Over My Dead Body,' Slams Michael Cohen As 'Serial Liar'
Rudy Giuliani has put forth a scenario in which the President would meet with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team — and it would require Giuliani’s untimely demise.
“Yeah, good luck,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “Over my dead body.”
The former New York City mayor argued that investigators “trapped” the President’s former national security adviser Micheal Flynn into perjury and he’s leery the same thing could happen to Trump. Flynn will be sentenced Tuesday for lying into the FBI in its investigation of interference in the 2016 election.
Giuliani also bashed the President’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen on Fox, which he took time to do again on ABC’s “The Week” calling him a “serial liar.” He also slammed the disgraced attorney as “pathetic” during his interview with ABC News on Sunday.
Cohen, formerly the President’s personal lawyer who is headed to prison, had said earlier this week that Trump had directed him to make secret hush-money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal before the 2016 presidential election. He also said that Trump knew the payments were wrong.
When asked about about Cohen’s claim, Giuliani told ABC’s “This Week” that he “lies to fit the situation he’s in.”
“Pathetic,” he told George Stephanopoulos. “The man is pathetic. That’s a lawyer you were interviewing and he said ‘he directed me to do it. Oh my goodness he directed me to do …’ He’s a lawyer. He’s the guy you depend on to determine whether or not you should do it this way or that way. Whether you’re Donald Trump or me or you.”
Giuliani said that Cohen was repeatedly recorded claiming he did the hush payments “on his own to start and then he brought it to the President.”
“Clear as a bell under oath, must have said it 10 times,” Giuliani told ABC News. “OK, now he says the opposite. You’re going to tell me which is the truth? I think I know what the truth is, but unless you’re God, this man, you will never know what the truth is.”
Trump tweeted Thursday that he “never directed” Cohen to break the law.
Giuliani said during Sunday’s interview that Cohen “was never fiercely loyal to Donald Trump. He’s fiercely loyal to him, to himself.”
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison earlier this week for a variety of offenses, including the hush-money payments, bank fraud, tax evasion and lying to Congress.
“I knew what I was doing was wrong,” he told Stephanopoulos earlier this week. “I stood up before the world and I accepted the responsibility for my actions.”
Giuliani told Stephanopoulos that he told Cohen’s lawyers there would not be a pardon from Trump.
“I think that’s one of the reasons why he double-crossed the president,” Giuliani said. ___
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