Rudy Giuliani: Anyone who believes 'pathetic' Cohen testimony is a 'fool'

Rudy Giuliani: Anyone who believes 'pathetic' Cohen testimony is a 'fool'
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Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that one would have to be a "fool" to believe what the president's ex-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will allege in testimony to House lawmakers.

"It’s pathetic. This is a lawyer who [taped] his own client when he claimed he was being loyal. If you believe him you are a fool," Giulian, an attorney for President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MOREtold The Washington Post.

"Let’s see if these Democrats want to ask about his many crimes that have nothing to do with anyone but his coterie of business associates with questionable connections," he added.

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Giuliani suggested Cohen "may be" tied to Russian organized crime and raised Cohen's father-in-law's past criminal conviction. The former New York City mayor has made similar comments before, prompting allegations of witness tampering.

Cohen is set to testify Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

The longtime Trump Organization employee will allege that the president has a history of making racist remarks and of engaging directly in a scheme to pay off adult-film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign. Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump.

Cohen will also allege that the president knew ahead of time that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCounterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts MORE, the Republican operative who was an informal adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, coordinated with WikiLeaks to release a tranche of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 election.  

Trump, who is in Vietnam meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sought to distance himself from Cohen in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Trump and his allies have attacked his credibility, and the president has previously decried him as a "rat" and a "weak person."