Giuliani shoots down reports that Cohen may flip: ‘He’s not cooperating’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is throwing cold water on reports that Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, is preparing to cooperate with investigators in the special counsel's Russia probe.

In an interview with Fox News's Laura Ingraham late Wednesday, the former New York City mayor also dismissed the possibility that Cohen could have incriminating information on Trump.


“He’s not cooperating nor do we care because the president did nothing wrong,” Giuliani said. “I am absolutely certain of that.”

“Michael Cohen, I think, would tell you he’s got nothing incriminating with the president,” he added, saying that he would be "very comfortable" if Cohen began cooperating with prosecutors.

"I empathize with Michael," Giuliani added. "I do not believe he is going to tell a falsehood. I think he's going to tell the truth and we are very comfortable with that," he said.

During the interview, Giuliani suggested that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's office team filed perjury and attempted witness tampering charges against another former Trump aide, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDem: Trump pardoning Manafort would be grounds for impeachment Manafort jury ends first day with questions, including definition of 'reasonable doubt' Mueller should indict Trump for obstruction before the midterms MORE, because original charges of tax fraud and money laundering against him were "going under."

"Look at Manafort," Giuliani said, likening Cohen's case to Manafort's. "Manafort was probably totally innocent in talking to these people, he wanted to find out what was going on with his case. And they've turned it into another charge against him." 

Mueller said in a court filing last week that Manafort had attempted to tamper with federal witnesses in his case while out on pretrial release, which he wrote was an attempt to "suborn perjury."

Manafort has plead not guilty to the charges against him related to his past lobbying work in Ukraine, and vowed that the new charge would not affect his defense.

"Mr. Manafort is innocent and nothing about this latest allegation changes our defense. We will do our talking in court," his attorneys said.