Fox & Friends Grills Giuliani on Stormy Daniels Payment: ‘Sounds Like the Story is Changing’
Rudy Giuliani made huge waves last night with the bombshells he dropped over the President Trump–Stormy Daniels saga, and today, he joined Fox & Friends for an encore performance.
The former New York mayor and current Trump lawyer was grilled on the curvy couch over what he said about Trump reimbursing Michael Cohen, despite Trump claiming he had no idea what his hush money payments were for. Giuliani said that $130,000 was close to “pocket change” compared to how much money Trump was handling at the end of the 2016 election, and he claimed that Trump “didn’t know the details until we knew the details of it which was a couple weeks ago.”
Cohen previously said that he was never paid back for the Daniels payoff, and Ainsley Earhardt asked Giuliani about that while saying “it sounds like the story’s changing.” Giuliani said that Trump’s personal lawyer was “definitely reimbursed,” and he lamented how Cohen is being “treated like a villain” for trying to help his boss.
As Giuliani insisted that Cohen was trying to save the Trump family rather than the Trump campaign, he said that when Cohen arrived at the $130,000 figure, the attorney said to himself ‘my God, this is cheap. They come cheap. Let me get the thing signed up and signed off.”
(Editor’s note: Trump once cashed a check for 13 cents that was sent to him as a prank.)
And then, Giuliani made a remark that will raise some serious questions over whether Trump’s repayment of Cohen violated campaign finance laws:
“Imagine if that came out on October 15th, 2016, in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton,” Giuliani speculated. “Cohen made it go away. He did his job”
“Don’t you think a lot of these people would pay that when they can,” Giuliani asked hypothetically. “I represented clients who paid substantially more than that.”
When asked about Michael Avenatti‘s incredulous reaction to his statements last night, Giuliani wrote off Daniels and her lawyer as “stick-up artists.”
“He’s trying to make money,” Giuliani said dismissively.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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