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Trump Assures Reporters He'll Make Giuliani a Better Liar

05 May, 2018, 01:58 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Trump Assures Reporters He'll Make Giuliani a Better Liar

Giuliani on Thursday had connected the payment to Stormy Daniels by the president's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter she said she had with Trump to the election, remarks that raised the possibility that the transaction violated federal election law.

As the twisting saga of President Donald Trump and Stephanie Clifford, better known as adult actress Stormy Daniels, took another surprise turn with the revelatory interviews of former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani (now a part of Trump's legal team), Stephen Colbert saw an opportunity.

Later Friday, Giuliani issued a statement in which he tried to back away from his previous suggestion that the $130,000 payment was made because Trump was in the stretch run of the 2016 campaign.

Trump had previously said he did not know about the payment.

In his statement on Friday, Giuliani said, "My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the President's knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters", but did not provide specifics.

Giuliani had also caused controversy by stating that Trump fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyEXCLUSIVE: Giuliani calls for Sessions to "step in" on Cohen investigation Giuliani calls Comey "sensitive little baby" after explosive Fox News interview Rudy Giuliani sets off a firestorm MORE because Comey would not rule out that he was a target in the Russian Federation investigation.




"I have to find that we're going to be treated fairly, because everybody sees it now, and it is a pure witch hunt", Trump added, while incorrectly saying that Mueller, a Republican former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, has a "group of investigators that are all Democrats".

"Third: It is undisputed that the President's dismissal of former Director Comey - an inferior executive officer - was clearly within his Article II power", Giuliani said.

"I'm not changing any stories", he told reporters as he left Washington on a trip to Dallas. She has also filed defamation suits against Cohen and Trump.

The hush money was paid to Ms Daniels by Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's personal lawyer, days before the 2016 election. "In that case, I had sex with Donald Trump". He later took to Twitter to claim that non-disclosure agreements such as the one entered into by Cohen and Daniels are "very common among celebrities and people of wealth".

Rudy's feeble attempt at damage control came after he admitted to Sean Hannity on Wednesday that Trump was aware of the payment to Daniels.

"When Rudy made the statement - Rudy is great - but Rudy had just started, and he wasn't totally familiar with every - you know, with everything", Trump said.

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