Giuliani: Cohen should cooperate with feds


In an earlier interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous, Cohen said his primary loyalty was to his family and to the United States, a notable change from earlier statements that indicated he would protect Trump above all others.

Wehle told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle on Monday that it would be "impossible" for Mueller to agree to Giuliani's demands. "I put family and country first".

Sources close to Cohen have also said that he feels uneasy about the millions of files and encrypted messages that were obtained in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid a few months back.

"Mueller hired originally as his chief investigator a man that has some kind of vicious bias against Donald Trump", Giuliani said, referring to Strzok. "Nonetheless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional".

"We've been through everything on collusion and obstruction", Giuliani said. And even in the face of withering criticism, Comey has been largely consistent in his telling of his interactions with Trump in his memos, his book and numerous press interviews he's given in recent months.

Bolduan asked if there's any signal that Cohen is now cooperating with prosecutors. He also told Vanity Fair, "I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president", adding, "I'd never walk away".

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In an interview last week with Stephanopoulos, Cohen acknowledged that he soon could face criminal charges in an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances and business dealings.

"Well, it is hard to believe given all the things that have been shown about how tainted this investigation is", he said.

Cohen in the past has said that the payment was made on his own initiative. "It cast a taint over the entire investigation", Mr. Giuliani said on ABC. The reality is, as a prosecutor I was told that many times.

In April, President Trump said he did not believe Cohen would cooperate with investigators.

The Inquisitr recently reported that Giuliani is not anxious about Cohen cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen is now directing all questions to his attorney, Guy Petrillo. Kasowitz and Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow did not immediately return messages, and former Trump attorney John Dowd declined to comment. There's been no indication that he's been in contact with prosecutors about his client cooperating. "Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the awful Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!"

He was asked how he might respond if the president or his legal team came after him and tried to discredit the work he did for Trump over the last decade.