Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Could Plead the Fifth in the Russia Probe

Blanche Robertson
May 8, 2018

But it's proving to be a bewildering display.

Donald Trump's lawyer says it is possible the President's former attorney made payments to other women as well as porn star Stormy Daniels. If I am your surrogate I go out and make the rounds on these shows and I say what I say. Giuliani asked rhetorically, in a reference to the lifestyle celebrity convicted in 2004 of insider trading.

Trump suggested on Friday that Giuliani could have gotten his facts wrong during the interview.

During a 2016 campaign rally, Trump disparaged staffers of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, for taking the Fifth amendment during a congressional investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Giuliani says the president may not cooperate with the Mueller investigation, which some say has turned into a fishing expedition.

A subpoena fight would likely find its way to the Supreme Court, which has never firmly decided whether presidents can be compelled to speak under oath.

"The president repaid it", Giuliani tells Fox News.

Mr Cohen paid Ms Daniels $130,000 to keep her from publicly discussing the alleged encounter - something Mr Giuliani described as a nuisance payment.

The president has said he is open to sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller to answer questions in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but Giuliani told ABC he would advise against such a move.

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Later, Stiller's Cohen calls Baldwin's Trump again, who asks him to get him on the phone with Stormy Daniels - this leads to the real Daniels appearing in the sketch.

The former NY mayor and onetime prosecutor was asked on ABC's "This Week" whether Trump would comply with a subpoena if Mueller were to issue one.

Giuliani revealed for the first time last week that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment, but he has since said that he doesn't know when the president learned what the payment was for. Although Trump is sharply critical of Iran and preparing for a decision by week's end about whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, his administration has not called for overthrowing Iran's government.

"We all feel pretty good that we've got everything kind of straightened out and we're setting the agenda", Giuliani told WaPo after spending time with Trump at his golf club post-interview on Sunday.

"I can't prove that". Giuliani responded, "Well maybe I did".

Giuliani said that they don't have to "comply with a subpoena". "I think his representation has been nothing short of a disaster".

Phang said she's confused by the whole thing-especially that it hasn't been called off yet.

November 4, 2016: Four days before the election, The Wall Street Journal reports that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was in talks with ABC to tell her story about Trump.

"You have foreign governments reading the tea leaves based on what people like Giuliani are saying", Price said, pointing to the former mayor's declaration about the detainees in North Korea. If the point was to sway the election, Trump's campaign was required by law to report the payment to the Federal Election Commission in its filings on donations and spending. Either could be legally problematic. "The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone". But he said he would do so only if he were convinced that investigators were treating him fairly.

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