Giuliani: Trump might refuse Mueller subpoenas or take the Fifth


Donald Trump's newest attorney Rudy Giuliani was a special guest on This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday to clarify a couple of issues that have been hovering over the former NY mayor's head - specifically the payment made to Stormy Daniels to keep her from coming forward about her alleged affair with the President. Giuliani told ABC's "This Week", when asked about Cohen making payments to other women, The Hill reported. Trump has told the press who knew nothing about his lawyer Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment to the porn star. Comey is a "disgraceful liar" who has lied about his conversations with Trump, Giuliani said.

Giuliani says he doesn't know when Trump knew of the payment.

The former mayor offered yet another glimpse into the netherworld of what the president's surrogates have characterized as nuisance claims against Trump.

Mr Trump denies the affair.

In the ABC interview, Giuliani casually acknowledged that Cohen could have made payoffs to other women under circumstances similar to those surrounding Daniels' allegations.

"My client was preparing to tell her story, my client did not approach Michael Cohen, did not have anyone approach Michael Cohen, Michael Cohen approached my client in her council in an effort to shut her up in the days before the election", he said, asserting that he can prove that. For his own reasons, Cohen says, he made the payment with no expectation of getting reimbursed.

Giuliani's Sunday interview with ABC's George Stephanopolous was also a "fiasco", according to The Washington Post.

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Giuliani couldn't guarantee that Trump wouldn't end up asserting his constitutional right to refuse to answer any questions that might incriminate him.

"He has a lot bigger things to focus on than this investigation coming to a head right now, whether it's Iran or North Korea", Giuliani said. Following Giuliani's earlier comments, the president sent out a series of uncharacteristically legal-sounding tweets explaining the details of the transaction.

Giuliani revealed for the first time last week that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment, but he has since said that he doesn't know when the president learned what the payment was for.

"I haven't been able to read the 1.2 million documents", he said, pointing he hasn't been on Trump's legal team for long time.

Cohen says he had no concern that he was jeopardizing his state bar standing by failing to inform a client of a major transaction affecting him. The payment has prompted complaints to the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission over potential violations of campaign finance law. "We get the questions in advance". We may actually work things out with Bob Mueller.

"Did you lie to me about the Stormy Daniels affair?" the fake Sanders asks. Giuliani responded, "Well maybe I did".

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