Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments

Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments

As we head into the final weeks of the GOP's control over the House of Representatives, reports coming from those close to the President have noted that Mr. Trump is beginning to worry that Republican lawmakers and donors are turning against him. He says he is willing to cooperate more, which could lead SDNY prosecutors into the finances of the Trump Organization, legal experts say.

Cohen once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, who called him a "Rat" in a tweet on Sunday. The parent company of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., admitted to helping facilitate the payment. The publisher is cooperating with prosecutors, the Department of Justice announced after Cohen was sentenced.

"It's not a crime, it's not a crime, George, paying $130,000 to Stormy whatever, and paying $100,000 to the other one, it's not a crime", he said.

Mueller's stance on interviewing the President has been constant for a year and a half, one of the sources said. Prosecutors with the Southern District of NY say Cohen implicated Trump in campaign financial violations, though they pointed out the defendant never signed a cooperation agreement.

A lawyer for Donald Trump Sunday pushed back Sunday against reports that the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election might be seeking to interview the president, saying it would happen only "over my dead body".

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Cohen only offered information noting any wrongdoing after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his Manhattan office in April.

"Remember, Michael Cohen only became a "Rat" after the Federal Bureau of Investigation did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started".

Between April 1 and September 30, Mueller has sent former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and former Manafort associate Alex van der Zwaan to federal prison to serve short sentences; received a guilty plea from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who faces up to 80 years in prison and a guilty plea from former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen for making false statements to Congress; and received President Trump's answers to critical questions in the investigation, among other things.

James could get help from Cohen, who met voluntarily with the Attorney General's office concerning the lawsuit and also provided the office "documents concerning a separate open inquiry", according to a sentencing memo in his case.

"Yeah, good luck, good luck", he said. And no sentence for him?

"I'm pretty disgusted with them", Giuliani said.

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