Cohen on Giuliani: 'Chickens coming home to roost'

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE's e-attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels says her attorney is in contact with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization Federal judge to appoint special master to review materials seized from Giuliani Importance of Trump grand jury probe cannot be overstated MORE said Thursday that the recent raid by federal authorities into Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani endorses Republican Curtis Sliwa for NYC mayor The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats' agenda in limbo as Senate returns CNN obtains audio of 2019 Giuliani call linked to Ukraine meddling allegations MORE's New York City apartment was a sign the "chickens coming home to roost."

During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber," Cohen said Giuliani knows "he's in big trouble."

On Wednesday, federal authorities raided Giuliani's apartment as part of an investigation into his dealings with Ukraine. The probe will also seek to find out whether the former New York City mayor lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of the Ukrainian oligarchs.


During the raid, the FBI seized Giuliani's electronic devices. 

Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018, intimated to the MSNBC host that the probe may start with Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine, but may lead elsewhere. 

"And here's the interesting thing, it may start with just the Ukraine, but that's not where it's gonna stop because Rudy is actually a stupid guy. And Rudy has no idea about technology. He says very dumb things when especially he starts drinking and he starts wanting to be this... Tom Hagen to Donald," said Cohen, referring to the fictional right-hand man in movie "The Godfather."

"As they say, the chickens coming home to roost, and he knows he's got problems," Cohen added.

"He knows that it's not going to end well. So, unlike what happened with me, unlike you know Manafort who took it to trial or Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneFeds charge members of Three Percenters militia group over Jan. 6 attack Biden's anti-corruption memo is good news — and essential to US national security Legal intrigue swirls over ex-Trump exec Weisselberg: Five key points MORE who went to trial, I didn't — I pled guilty, and I got 36 months. So he's only right now imagining what does he have to do in order to stay out of prison because Rudy Giuliani, has no interest in being in prison during the golden years of his life, that I can assure you."


Cohen in 2018 pleaded guilty in two separate cases, one of which was brought by former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE for allegations of lying to Congress and the other brought by New York prosecutors over allegations of tax and bank fraud, according to The Washington Post.

Trump on Wednesday said that the raid on Giuliani's apartment was "very unfair" and said he was "a great patriot."


Melber asked Cohen if he believed Trump was worried following the raid of Giuliani's apartment.

"Yes, I think he's scared," Cohen said. "We have seen this before. We saw it when they came and they raided my hotel, my home and my law office... [Trump] was very angry that they had raided one of his attorney's offices. Donald Trump doesn't care about Rudy Giuliani. Donald Trump didn't care about Rudy Giuliani until Rudy was actually doing free legal work for him."

Giuliani served as Trump's personal lawyer during the last years of the Trump administration. 

The former mayor, along with his dealings in Ukraine, also alleged that the 2020 election was tainted by widespread voter fraud, an assertion that the former president repeated himself.