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New Michael Cohen frenzy
Experts are going wild over ABC interview.
The lawyer in representation of the President of Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, gave a cryptic warning that the President and his attorney Rudy Giuliani in this week, in obvious reference to what his client’s lawyers could communicate with the Federal government.
Cohen, the under criminal investigation as part of a federal grand jury probe into his personal business, the retained former White House special counsel Lanny Davis last week to represent him.
Michael Cohen hired former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis to represent him in a criminal investigation.
(Lanny Davis On Twitter )
Davis, who served under former President Bill Clinton, apparently, Giuliani called on Monday for the testimony of his client the truth has to say.
“Did @rudygiuliani really say on the Sunday shows, that @michaelcohen212 should say that the cooperation with the prosecutors-and the truth? Seriously? Is that Trump and Giuliani’s definition of ‘truth’? Trump/Jean-Dominique Giuliani next to the word “truth” = oxymoron. Stay tuned. #thetruth matters,” Davis tweeted.
Did @rudygiuliani really say on the Sunday shows, that @michaelcohen212 should say that the cooperation with the prosecutors-and the truth? Seriously? Is that Trump and Giuliani’s definition of “truth”? Trump/Jean-Dominique Giuliani next to the word “truth” = oxymoron. Stay tuned. #thetruth matters
— Lanny Davis (@LannyDavis) July 9, 2018
Davis’ warning came after Giuliani, Trump’s legal team in April, said Cohen, “cooperation” with the Prosecutor’s office.
“We have no reason to believe that he had done something wrong. The President has done nothing wrong,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This week.”
When Giuliani was asked whether he was worried about what may Cohen, state lawyers say, Giuliani said: “Zero. None.”
Speculation is rife about what could mean the pressure on Cohen, that the special counsel probe into the Russian interference and possible collusion with the trump campaign in 2016.
It is unclear whether Cohen really any information about alleged criminal misconduct of Trump or his campaign staff that could help, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump has blown up denied wrongdoing and repeatedly, with the probe as a “witch hunt.” Trump has also said publicly that he would not make up “stories” and “flip.”
But Cohen, who was Trump’s self-described fixer, and a key player in the Trump organization for more than a decade, is seemingly the efforts to distance themselves from the President.
Cohen, cited once with the words, he would have said “a ball” for Trump, in an interview with ABC News last week that his own family is his “first loyalty.” Cohen also shared with Trump on his criticism of the FBI.
“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty is and always will be,” Cohen told ABC in a hotel in Manhattan last week. “I have a family and country first.”
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Cohen how he would react if the President or his legal team came after him and tried to discredit the work he for Trump in the last ten years.
“I want to be quoted no bag of sand, as part of any defense strategy,” Cohen was. “I’m not the villain of this story, and I’m not going to allow you to signs that others are trying to me in this way.”
Cohen also said that he does not agree “with them, to demonize or to denigrate the FBI. I respect the FBI as an institution, as well as their representatives.” He, allegedly, he said,” as the term witch-hunt.”
AS MICHAEL COHEN DECIDED TO SEND TRUMP A CAREFULLY CALIBRATED MESSAGE
of the investigation, Cohen includes the 130,000 US dollars “hush money” payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, in exchange for her silence about an alleged one-time sexual encounter with Trump. Cohen, in the past, said that the payment was made, on his own initiative, but in the ABC News interview, Cohen said he could not comment on advice of his lawyer.
“I want to answer. One day I will answer,” he was quoted as saying.
Cohen Davis hired only a few days after the interview.
“Like most of America, I have been following the case of Michael Cohen with great interest. As a lawyer, I spoke to Michael, which is said many times in the last two weeks,” Davis said in a statement to Fox News to keep. “Then I read his words posted on July 2, I realized his sincerity. Michael Cohen deserves to tell his side of the story, of course, subject to the advice of the advice.”
Davis, days later, the “high interest” in its representation of the Cohen suggested.
“Why is my proxy @MichaelCohen212 as a lawyer, so high interest rates? Not about me. It is a nation that’s about the longing for truth. And Michael Cohen has said, it is time for him to speak the truth and put his family and country first. I’m glad to help him,” Davis tweeted last week.
Why is my representative @MichaelCohen212 as a lawyer, so high interest rates? Not about me. It is a nation that’s about the longing for truth. And Michael Cohen has said, it is time for him to speak the truth and put his family and country first. I’m glad to help him.
— Lanny Davis (@LannyDavis) 8. July 2018
Davis suggested on “Fox News Sunday” in may that Giuliani should be replaced, on Trump’s legal team. Giuliani still defends the President.
Fox News’ Judson Berger, Howard Kurtz, Kristin brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.