President Donald Trump’s attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said that he encourages the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, to talk to Robert Mueller’s investigators regarding their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“If he wants to cooperate I think it’s great,” he said. “We’ve been through all his records. I know Michael. There’s no, he has no evidence of, nor was he involved in anything untoward with the President. The fact is Michael has been a victim here like a lot of other people.”
“So you want Michael Cohen to cooperate with the feds? You think that’s a good development for the President if he does?” “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd asked.
“Yes,” he said. “I have every indication there’s nothing in this investigation that has any ability to touch the President.”
He reiterated that sentiment on ABC’s “This Week” when he said, “As long as he tells the truth, we’re home free.”
“I mean, Michael Cohen should — should cooperate with the government. We have — we have no reason to believe he did anything wrong. The president did nothing wrong with him, so we’ve gone through every document we can. We see no evidence of it,” he told host George Stephanopolous.
“Mueller himself has indicated that there’s nothing here because he would have given it away. And he hasn’t taken it back. And every indication we have is the president is not involved in that. Now, I’m hoping that Michael is able to clear himself because I think what was done to him was really unfair and I know he’s being sensible and calm and trying to say the prosecutors did nothing wrong,” Giuliani said.
Last week Cohen removed every reference to President Trump from his Twitter page, an indication that he is going to cooperate with the special counsel.