Here’s Rudy Giuliani Calling Michael Cohen ‘An Honest, Honorable Lawyer’ Just 8 Weeks Ago
It’s funny how things change over time with just the right set of political and legal circumstances.
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani went on a media offensive on Thursday night in response to the news that Michael Cohen is claiming that his old boss, President Trump, authorized his son’s 2016 meeting with a Kremlin lawyer at Trump Tower. This comes after numerous denials from the president, so this development not only raises new questions about Trump’s connection to Russia, its also generating intrigue about what Cohen might reveal if he goes all out and fully cooperates with Robert Mueller‘s investigation.
Since Giuliani is still serving as the president’s outside legal adviser, he had a wild clash with CNN’s Chris Cuomo as he tried to defend his client from the revelations of Cohen’s secret Trump recordings. The crown jewel of this tête-à-tête was the moment when Giuliani called Cohen jealous and bitter said “he’s lied all his life.”
It’s interesting that Giuliani would say that about Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and staunch former ally, especially when Giuliani said the opposite was true a short time ago.
Back in May, Giuliani gave an interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and he was asked about about how the FBI raided Cohen’s offices as part of their investigations into his alleged bank fraud, questionable business dealings, and his payoff to Stormy Daniels. Giuliani insisted that Cohen did nothing wrong and will most likely cooperate with the investigation into his affairs.
Watch: Rudy Giuliani vs. Rudy Giuliani on Michael Cohen.
“He has been lying for years.”
May 6, 2018:
"The man is an honest, honorable lawyer." pic.twitter.com/6BpNs2o95h
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 27, 2018
“I expect that he is going to cooperate with him. I don’t think they’ll be happy with him because he doesn’t have any incriminating evidence about the president or himself,” Giuliani said. “The man is an honest, honorable lawyer.”
So, that’s a bit of a switcheroo, isn’t it?
Watch the full interview above, via ABC.
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