Smell that? Tha’s desperation.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
Giuliani told Fox News that Cohen and his lawyer Lanny Davis released a modified version of the tape to obscure other information that was on there.
“I always thought of Michael Cohen as a responsible guy, a guy who was basically honest and certainly who was extremely loyal to the president as the president was to him for many, many years,” Giuliani said in a Saturday evening interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.
“I used to hear rumors about him about his character and some of the things he did and now I find he does things like records his client and doesn’t even tell him,” he continued. “He abruptly ended that recording as soon as the president said the word check… what we are investigating is how did that happen, what actually did happen, what was eliminated and then you raise that question with every one of these tapes – how many of them did he play around with?”
“How many of them did he play around with?”
So now the go-to defense is going to be that Michael Cohen might have modified the recordings before the Feds raided his home and office and seized them without warning?
I mean if this tape released by Cohen does not match the ones the feds seized it will be revealed at some point, so what would he have to gain by releasing a doctored tape except to raise questions about his reliability as a witness?
Just today Giuliani revealed that there are as many as 183 different tapes seized by investigators and that Trump is on at least 11 of them.
So I guess that if the Trump team can plant the idea that all of these tapes have been tampered with it just might convince the Trump supporters that he is being framed.
Sadly for both Trump and Giuliani, I do not think there will be any die-hard Trumpsters on the jury.