Trump Lawyers Nearing Decision He Won't Sit for Russia Probe Interview

Trump Lawyers Nearing Decision He Won't Sit for Russia Probe Interview

Trump Lawyers Nearing Decision He Won't Sit for Russia Probe Interview

Michael Cohen is sending out a warning signal to President Donald Trump after Rudy Giuliani challenged him to "tell the truth". He's going to tell the truth.

"I should correct it, I didn't say they have to prove a crime", Giuliani clarified Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

"We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong", the former New York City mayor said of Cohen.

Bolduan asked if there's any signal that Cohen is now cooperating with prosecutors.

Cohen has not been charged with any crimes but is now under federal investigation in the Southern District of NY for possible bank fraud.

And when Giuliani was pressed about whether he had "concerns" about what Cohen could tell investigators, he stated firmly that he had none.

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, said Sunday that he's "close to determining" that the president will not give an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russian Federation investigation. That's something you can decide down the road, one way or the other, " Giuliani said. "He has no evidence of, nor was he involved in anything untoward, with the president".

Cohen, who was known as Mr. Trump's fixer, is now under criminal investigation by the Justice Department.

A day after he tweeted "I will always protect my POTUS" in April, the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room as part of a probe by federal prosecutors in NY into his business dealings.

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, has traded giving legal advice to the president for seeking legal advice of his own.

Giuliani reiterated in a text to CNN Monday morning, "the truth will set you free".

They are investigating his business practices, as is the team led by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating matters connected to Cohen as part of the broader probe of Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by the president. Cohen told the New York Times he paid adult actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his personal account to keep her from revealing details of her alleged affair with the president. Cohen told Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview last week that his "first loyalty" was to his family and country.

In fact, various Trump allies have already begun laying that groundwork in interviews, reminding the audience that anyone under investigation who'd snitch on a friend to prosecutors might be (must be?) lying to try to secure a better deal for himself. It was the first in a series of conversations that Comey documented in writing, something Trump lawyers say he did with the ultimate goal of harming the president.

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