Giuliani Demands 'Factual Basis' for Mueller Probe Before Any Trump Interview

Cliff Owen  Associated Press		James Comey

"Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government", Mr. Giuliani said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

All this comes as Cohen, a man who once said he would take a bullet for the president, has signaled an increasing willingness to cooperate with the special counsel. Tell me we have something to hide.

Trump has often said he is ready for an interview in Mueller's 14-month probe, but Giuliani told CNN, "We'd like to know if there's any factual basis for the investigation originally or the developed one, because we can't find one".

Bolduan asked if there's any signal that Cohen is now cooperating with prosecutors. When asked if he's concerned about Cohen potentially cooperating, Giuliani claimed he was not.

Giuliani emphasized Cohen "telling the truth" on three separate occasions during the interview.

Mueller could subpoena Trump to testify before a grand jury if he does not agree to an interview, but Giuliani said, "If he does, we could have it quashed".

Lanny Davis, the new attorney representing Michael Cohen as he faces a federal criminal investigation in NY, is coming out swinging against Cohen's former client President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

He suggested Cohen, who's under criminal investigation for bank and wire fraud by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, be free to speak to investigators.

Giuliani also spoke confidently of Mueller's investigation of his predecessor, Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in connection to the president's relationship with and Cohen's payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

A day after he tweeted "I will always protect my POTUS" in April, the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room as part of a probe by federal prosecutors in NY into his business dealings.

Giuliani made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to press his case that Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling and any collusion by Trump's campaign associates was corrupt.

Indications that Cohen is willing to flip have, in recent weeks, grown from rumors and whispers to Cohen's own words in an interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC News, in which he declared his loyalty to family and country supersede loyalty to the Trump family.

It's the weekend, which means it's time for Rudy Giuliani to go back onto the Sunday political morning shows and attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

These sources would not comment on whether Cohen's attorney, Guy Petrillo, has been meeting with prosecutors in NY and referred inquiries about any potential case to Petrillo.

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