Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani didn’t mince words today, issuing a scathing statement after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate deal in Moscow.
“Michael Cohen is a liar. It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress,” Giuliani said.
“He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization. It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that Cohen lied to Congress were voluntarily disclosed by the Trump Organization because there was nothing to hide. It is hardly coincidental that the Special Counsel once again files a charge just as the President is leaving for a meeting with world leaders at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Special Counsel did the very same thing as the President was leaving for a world summit in Helsinki. With regard to the hotel proposal in Moscow, the President has been completely open and transparent.”
Giuliani’s statement comes after President Trump slammed Cohen earlier today as a “weak person” facing a “big prison sentence.”
“Michael Cohen is lying and he’s trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me,” he said.
This morning, Trump took to Twitter to blast the Special Counsel investigation as a “McCarthy-style witch hunt”, writing that Mueller wasn’t even looking at the crimes committed by Hillary and the Democrats.