Giuliani: Zero Concern About Cohen Flipping

Giuliani: Zero Concern About Cohen Flipping

Giuliani: Zero Concern About Cohen Flipping

U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney said Sunday the president's legal team is "close to determining" that he won't sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign aimed at helping Trump win.

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.

During an appearance on ABC's "This Week", host George Stephanopoulos asked Giuliani if Trump's legal team has decided against the president sitting down with Mueller.

Davis, who recently joined Cohen's legal team, is a former Clinton White House official, who said in a tweet confirming his hiring that he was "glad to help" Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, "speak the truth and put his family and country first". "Now, a source familiar with Cohen's thinking tells me that he feels that he's getting a strong signal from the president and from Rudy Giuliani that if his version of the truth doesn't coincide with their version of the truth, then they will continue their attacks on him". That's something you can decide down the road, one way or the other, " Giuliani said.

The enabling documents for the probe authorize Mr. Mueller to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump" as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation".

These sources would not comment on whether Cohen's attorney, Guy Petrillo, has been meeting with prosecutors in NY and referred inquiries about any potential case to Petrillo.

The attorney and former mayor of NY, who is a long-standing friend of Trump's, walked back that suggestion a little on Sunday. "What I do know is there is no evidence of wrongdoing with President Trump".

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Although Trump still "wants to testify", as Giuliani insisted, the likelihood of him speaking with Mueller looks increasingly slim.

The new statement from Mr. Trump's lawyer, repeated on three Sunday news shows and in an interview with the New York Times, suggests prospects are receding for a sit-down between the president and Mr. Mueller.

"It's our firm belief, and we think nothing contradicts this, the president did nothing wrong", he said.

"I don't know what he has to flip over", Giuliani said.

Trump has insisted that he wants to do an interview with Mueller.

Petrillo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Asked Sunday on ABC's "This Week" whether he has now determined there would be no interview, he said, "We have not (but) we're close to determining that". "As long as he tells the truth, we're home free".

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