Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump lawyers called Comey 'Machiavellian' in note to Mueller

Trump lawyers called Comey 'Machiavellian' in note to Mueller

A day after he tweeted "I will always protect my POTUS" in April, the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room as part of a probe by federal prosecutors in NY into his business dealings.

Last week, Cohen, who once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, broke his silence and told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he is putting "family and country first".

"Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government", Giuliani said on ABC's This Week.

"It's our, it's our firm belief, and we think nothing contradicts this, that the president did nothing wrong", Giuliani said. But Mr. Giuliani later struck a more combative stance, saying he should only agree to such a meeting if federal prosecutors made clear the role played by a suspected informant said to have approached Trump campaign aides.

A tweet from Davis on Monday implies that Guiliani wasn't talking about the actual truth, but a version of the story that would benefit the president, and that neither Trump nor Guiliani have what could be called a close relationship with "truth" by any definition. First, he's been dropping increasingly heavy hints lately that he'll have no choice but to cooperate with prosecutors if someone (hint, hint) doesn't pay for his legal defense, which the Trump family had been kind enough to contribute to - until recently.

Kim Wehle, a former assistant US attorney and former associate prosecutor for the independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, warned on Monday that the U.S.is on the "fast track to tyranny" if President Donald Trump refuses to testify in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. In one such encounter, Comey said the president asked him at a private dinner for his loyalty and that Comey offered him "honest loyalty" instead.

"The reality is that there are biases that have to be explored surrounding Mueller", Giuliani said.

"I think it's more likely that Trump will kick the can down the road", she remarked. "Or is there a factual basis for this?" "Long as he does that, we have nothing to fear", Giuliani said.

That charge by lawyer Rudy Giuliani came a day after Trump himself launched a fresh attack on the investigation, assailing it in successive Twitter messages as a "Rigged Witch Hunt" and a "Democrat Con Job!"

Giuliani told The New York Times on Friday that Mr. Trump's legal team is demanding Mueller prove he has evidence Mr. Trump committed a crime before the president agrees to an interview.

Still, Michael Cohen and Lanny Davis' public statements about the president and the truth all appear to promise a big reveal in the near future.

Trump has said he does not see Cohen turning against him. As a result, he claimed, he could confidently say that Trump had nothing to answer.

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