Giuliani: Cohen claim that Trump knew of Trump Tower meeting 'flat out untrue'

Giuliani: Cohen claim that Trump knew of Trump Tower meeting 'flat out untrue'
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Rudy Giuliani on Sunday dismissed Michael Cohen's claim that President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE had advance knowledge of a meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election, saying Cohen's "default position is to lie."

"If he taped everything else, why the heck didn’t he tape this?" Giuliani said on "Fox News Sunday," adding that he believes Cohen is "capable of doctoring tapes."

Giuliani, who is Trump's lead attorney on the Russia investigation, was responding to a CNN report that Cohen is willing to tell 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 that the president knew that Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpDonald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball MORE, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Israel-Hamas ceasefire is holding — what's next? Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida CDC's about-face on masks appears politically motivated to help a struggling Biden MORE and others planned to meet with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison Monica Lewinsky signs production deal with 20th TV Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE.


"It’s just flat out untrue," Giuliani said Sunday. "I would’ve been surprised back then, but now that I know all this about [Cohen], it seems to me his default position is to lie."

The former New York City mayor continued to wage an attack on Cohen after it was revealed that the longtime fixer for the Trump Organization secretly recorded at least one conversation with the president.

CNN aired audio last week that featured Cohen and Trump talking about buying the rights to the story of a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the president in 2006.

Giuliani, who earlier this year called Cohen an "honorable lawyer," said his opinion has changed following the release of the tape.

"The man is a pathological manipulator, liar. I didn't know that," Giuliani said. "I knew nothing bad about Michael Cohen until all of this started to happen in the last couple weeks."

Giuliani said Trump is "disappointed" but no longer angry over Cohen's secret recordings. The president on Friday accused Cohen of "trying to make up stories."

However, Giuliani argued that the tapes exonerate Trump from criminal wrongdoing, and ultimately damage Cohen's credibility as a witness.

"He’s done so many despicable things his credibility is not an issue," Giuliani said.

Cohen is reportedly under investigation in New York's Southern District for bank fraud and campaign finance violations.