Giuliani: Cohen would have paid other women 'if it was necessary'

Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said while he has no knowledge of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paying any women in addition to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, he believes Cohen would have done so if he deemed it “necessary.” 

“I have no knowledge of that. But I would think if it was necessary, yes.” Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s team of lawyers, told ABC’s “This Week” when asked about Cohen making payments to other women.


Giuliani’s latest remarks come after the former New York City mayor told Fox News last week that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment. The president had previously said he had no knowledge of it.

“I don’t think anyone believes that he knew about it at the time,” Giuliani said Sunday of the $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. 

The question, Giuliani argued, is when did Trump learn of the payment. 

“I don’t know when the president learned about it,” he said. 

Giuliani conducted interviews with multiple news outlets late last week to clarify his comments about the reimbursement.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!' Conway to CNN's Cuomo in heated debate: 'I'll walk away' if you continue to interrupt me On The Money: Cohen reportedly questioned over Trump dealings with Russia | Trump hails economy | Tells workers to 'start looking' if they want a better job | Internal poll shows tax law backfiring on GOP MORE said on CNN, meanwhile, that she doesn't know of any potential payoffs similar to the one made to Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006.

"They didn't cross my desk as campaign manager. And I would also tell you that I'm happy to answer these questions, but I have limited visibility into what Mayor Giuliani is talking about, because, politely, he is the president's counsel. I am the president's counselor," she said on CNN's "State of the Union."

— This report was updated at 10:58 a.m.