Giuliani, maverick Trump lawyer, courts stormy waters

Giuliani, maverick Trump lawyer, courts stormy waters

Giuliani, maverick Trump lawyer, courts stormy waters

White House aides were blindsided when Giuliani said Wednesday night that the president had repaid Cohen for $130,000 that was given to Daniels to keep her quiet before the 2016 election about her allegations of an affair with Trump.

President Donald Trump's top personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he can't rule out the possibility of the president taking the Fifth Amendment if he testifies in the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump had initially said that he had no knowledge of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen paying $130,000 to Daniels to make her silent over the alleged affair ahead of the 2016 United States presidential election. After a Twitter troll told her that she's a "liar" and "we know your f***ed Cohen not Trump", she epically clapped back, "Hahaha!" For Trump aides, an interview on Fox News is a home game but an interview with Hannity is a home game where the ref's wearing your jersey.

Giuliani, the former mayor of NY, implied the payment was made just weeks before the election to prevent Daniels from hurting Trump's chances to win - which if true could potentially have been a criminal violation of election laws. But others have said that Trump may have violated election law by not disclosing the payment by his lawyer, which kept Daniels silent in the days before voters went to polling booths.

"He'll get his facts straight", Trump added, though he did not specify the statements by Giuliani to which he was referring.

"He is a great guy", Trump said.

Mr Giuliani also stressed that payment to Daniels in October 2016 was made not because of the presidential campaign, but to "protect the President's family" from a "false allegation".

However he has said he reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment, which he says was created to stop Ms Daniels from making "false and extortionist" statements. That money was part of a nondisclosure agreement between Daniels, Cohen, and Trump.

Trump said that here are 13 "angry Democrats" working on the special counsel's investigation and that Mueller "worked for Obama for eight years".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the press briefing on July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

"You're focusing on the tweet, and we're focused on the hostages", Conway said.

After a few hilarious bits he finally connects with Rudy Giuliani played with freakishly Mr. Burns-from-The Simpsons panache by Kate McKinnon, who adds yet another impersonation to her bag of brilliance.

Trump had previously said he wasn't aware of the payment. Times reporters are probably investigating that at this very moment, although only Cohen may know the full truth.

Cohen is facing a criminal investigation in NY, and FBI agents raided his home and office several weeks ago seeking records about the Daniels nondisclosure agreement. Sorry, I'm giving you a fact now that you don't know.

Kelly's stature inside the White House has always been the subject of speculation.

An earlier report from NBC News suggested that Kelly had called the president "an idiot" in private and viewed himself as the only bulwark against what he sees as chaotic decision-making by Trump.

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