Giuliani Demands 'Factual Basis' for Mueller Probe Before Any Trump Interview

Cheryl Sanders
July 9, 2018

Cohen's hiring of Davis, as well as his comments to ABC last week, increased speculation that Trump's former fixer was inching closer to cooperating with federal prosecutors rather than face serious charges stemming from his businesses and payments made to women, including Daniels, in order to secure their silence over alleged affairs.

Giuliani said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that if the probe should snare Trump personally, 'I'd want to see all their texts.

Scarborough included Michael Cohen, Ryan Zinke, Trump's charitable donations scandal, Scott Pruitt's many scandals, Trump's hotels, White House lawn sales pitches for Ivanka Trump products, Wilbur Ross, and even more.

Trump and his advisers have hammered at the notion that several members of Mueller's team are affiliated with the Democratic Party and can not be objective.

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. Cohen recently told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he is putting "family and country first" and protecting the president is not his priority.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday in interviews on CNN and ABC that the president's legal team is requiring evidence that indicates a possible crime on Trump's part before before agreeing to an interview with Mueller.


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

"Zero. None", Giuliani said.

Yet he declared in the same report that the IG's office 'did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed'.

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani returned Sunday from a brief absence from the spotlight to push his client's case in three separate TV appearances.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney said he's not anxious about what Michael Cohen might tell federal prosecutors, saying, "As long as he tells the truth, we're ... home free".

"I have a pretty good idea because I've seen all the documents they have, we've debriefed all their witnesses".


Stephanopoulos asked Giuliani about Cohen's recent exclusive interview with ABC News in which he indictated his willingness to cooperate with Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY.

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.

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When Stephanopoulos confronted Giuliani about this, and said it was hard to believe Trump's own words given what Giuliani was saying, the president's attorney proceeded to attack the investigation as a whole.

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


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