Rudy on Mueller probe: "They don't have a goddamn thing" https://t.co/IcNrDnv6YL— Axios (@axios) July 30, 2018
Except for 35 indictments, including three guilty pleas: Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos. And the trial of Paul Manafort commences this week. Of course, no one knows exactly what else Mueller has or does not have.
On “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace confronted Giuliani, who serves as one of President Donald Trump’s attorneys, on his flip-flopping about Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer.
In May, Giuliani called Cohen an “honest, honorable lawyer,” Wallace noted. “But now you say, quote, your words, ... ‘a pathological liar’ who’s been lying for years. So what happened?”
Giuliani said his shift stemmed from the revelation that Cohen had been “surreptitiously recording his clients” — referring to the tape of Cohen and Trump discussing a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who’s alleged she had a long-running affair with Trump before he became president. The tape was released last week and initially aired on CNN.
First, Trump lawyers famously attended meetings with him in pairs because of his propensity to lie about what transpired in meetings. Recording meetings with Trump could come in handy if there is a dispute about what was said in a meeting.
Certainly, no one is nominating Cohen for a good character award. He's as slimy as they come. But that's what made him a perfect lawyer for Trump. No one in a clean business would get in bed with a character like Cohen, which goes to the second observation: all those years that Cohen was a pathological liar, he represented Trump.