Rudy Giuliani admits that Trump may have talked to Michael Cohen before he lied to Congress, but denies that he encouraged those lies.

By |2019-01-20T10:50:59+00:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |15 Comments


Courtesy of The Hill:

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said it’s “possible” that president spoke to his former attorney Michael Cohen ahead of his congressional testimony.

“Which would be perfectly normal,” Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “So what?”

“As far as I know, President Trump did not have discussions with him,” he added. “Certainly no discussions with him in which he told him or counseled him to lie.”

Giuliani also claims that if rump did talk to Cohen before he gave his testimony, which we know he definitely did, those conversations would “be about the version of events that Michael Cohen gave them, which they all believed was true.”

So Giuliani is saying that Trump would have agreed that Cohen should tell a version of events concerning the Trump Tower deal in Russia that was a lie, but which Trump himself believed it to be true.  

Seriously?

Considering how much effort Trump seems to have put into making that deal, are we really to believe that he did not know the deal was still in the works during the campaign? 

This, of course, is all about the Buzzfeed story which claims there is evidence that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress.

Whether there is evidence or not, I do not know, but if Trump agreed that Cohen should tell Congress that the Trump Tower deal in Russia was over long before it actually ended somewhere around November 2016. And he knew differently, well then yeah he signed off on his lying to Congress. 

It also did not correct it once he heard exactly what Cohen testified to Congress.

Which to me indicates that the Buzzfeed story is likely true, and that only certain elements may, in fact, be inaccurate.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 11:43 am

    If he had any discussions with him, they’d be about the version of events that Michael Cohen gave them, which they all believed was true.”
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    I am confused, who is he talking about “which they all believe was true… trump and cohen ? gave them .. this discussion was suppose to be before Cohen testified before congress so why is he using the past tense?

    This is a bunch of malarkey, if rudi was telling the truth his statements would not be so vague.

    they are just weaving another web of lies

  2. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 11:46 am

    ok, so I am not the only person that thought his statements were malarkey
    =====================
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/worst-lawyer-history-mankind-giuliani-mocked-msnbc-incoherent-sunday-interviews/

    • Kurt Bardella January 20, 2019 at 11:55 am

      ” He should be disbarred for being such a terrible lawyer. Every time he goes on television, he contradicts himself — and not what he said a week ago — in the same conversation he’ll contradict himself. It’s insane.”

  3. Anon January 20, 2019 at 11:49 am

    “”On the surface,” they write, “ushering in a President Pence would appear to be both a brilliant and logical move for the Republicans. … [Congressional Republicans’] failure to create this change suggests that something outside the realm of normal politics cements Republican leaders to Donald Trump.””

    https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/01/57b774c5098316/congressional-republicans-also-caught-by-russia-so-protect-trump-exgop-white-house-lawyer.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=theoregonian_sf&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0HnybqYmKRc7khwIdOCIUB7xWkm2lMuKOv5xnV91R9_zLJw3Uh2vvy93E

  4. Paul January 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    This is what I hear every time Giuliani talks: “Forget the last lie I told you, instead believe this new lie.”

  5. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I found the more interesting part of his incoherent interview, where he admits that trump was in “talks’ with the russians until NOV 2016.

    And is logic that trump didn’t “threaten” Comey because he said ‘please” is just hilarious.

  6. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    It’s Giuliani, for pete’s sake, what does one expect? I can’t decide if people are that uninformed, apathetic, or just plain stupid not to realize what’s going on and why lard butt hired him.

  7. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Has anyone caught Guiliani making this statement.. if Trump believes it, it’s not a lie? I’ve heard it more than a dozen times now. It’s like saying murderers can’t be tried if they believe they didn’t kill anyone.

  8. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    This is what i hear when any of the trump people talk. Putin ssured us that if we tell ninety lies a day soon people wont recognize the truth. It worked for putin. And with a certain faction of unthinkinking asshats here in america lies from their tangerine god are truth.

  9. Anonymous January 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-follows-nixons-last-lines-of-defense-as-walls-close-in?ref=home

    ““And there can never be an impeachment in the future of this country without a president voluntarily impeaching himself. I have impeached myself. That speaks for itself.”

    Frost: “How do you mean, ‘I have impeached myself?’”

    Nixon: “By resigning. That was a voluntary impeachment.””

  10. Red $parrow January 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Anastasia Vashukevich~”She was deported from Thailand on Thursday after pleading guilty and was detained when her flight arrived in Moscow, along with three other deportees including mentor Alexander Kirillov.

    She told journalists in the Moscow court that she has apologized to Deripaska and says “I will no longer compromise him.”

    Deripaska is among the Russian tycoons and officials who have been sanctioned in recent years by the United States in connection with Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. His business empire includes aluminum, energy and construction assets.

    He also once was a client of Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for Trump. Manafort was convicted last year in the United States of tax and bank fraud.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/model-apologizes-claim-russia-election-interference-163728696.html

  11. Whatevs January 21, 2019 at 5:37 am

    It is completely illogical to claim that:
    a) I don’t know if there was a meeting or not
    and
    b) at that meeting x or y definitely, factually, did not occur.

    A and B things are mutually exclusive.

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