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Giuliani: ‘No concerns’ about Cohen cooperating with investigators

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday he has “no concerns” about whether President Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen will cooperate with federal prosecutors or potentially “flip” on the president. 

“Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government. We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week.” 

“I have no concerns that Michael Cohen is going to do anything but tell the truth,” Giuliani added. 


Giuliani, who joined the president’s legal team in the Russia probe earlier this year, argued that the president is not involved in any of Cohen’s legal troubles. Cohen is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen, who worked for Trump for years, told ABC last week that his “first loyalty” belongs to his family and the country, not the president. His comments raised speculation that he may be willing to cooperate with investigators and turn on the president.

Giuliani on Sunday brushed aside those concerns, saying “every indication we have is the president is not involved in this.”

He added that Trump reacted to Cohen’s latest comments by saying that Cohen should cooperate with prosecutors and tell the truth.

The former New York City mayor argued that if the president were implicated in Cohen’s alleged crimes, special counsel Robert Mueller would be handling the case himself. Instead, Cohen’s case is taking place in the Southern District of New York.

Cohen is in the midst of a change in legal team in his case. Last week he hired Lanny Davis, a former Clinton White House official, to represent him in the ongoing proceedings. Davis is a columnist for The Hill.

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