Cohen would have paid other women if necessary: Rudy Giuliani

Cohen would have paid other women if necessary: Rudy Giuliani

Speaking with the Post, Giuliani said he and the president's legal team "feel pretty good that we've got everything kind of straightened out and we're setting the agenda". DiGenova, who said a business conflict prevented him from joining Trump's team, on Sunday echoed the president's recent attacks on the special counsel.

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.

"I'm not sure this qualifies as a loan repayment", he said.

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Asked why he made his comments on the Daniels payment given his stated role with Trump is to respond to the Russian Federation investigation, Giuliani said, "I thought that too".

"I'm really happy with the judge's analysis of the (former Trump campaign Chairman Paul) Manafort case, his furious warnings to the special counsel, because they apply with equal force to our case", Giuliani said.

During a Fox News interview earlier in the week, Giuliani did link the payment to the presidential campaign and acknowledged for the first time that Trump had been aware of the payment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the residence, office and hotel room of Cohen in April to seize information about payments done to women who had alleged affairs with Trump over a decade ago.

Yet, the president didn't seem too thrilled with his new lawyer, saying on Friday that his longtime friend Giuliani will "get his facts straight". He has called Daniels' allegations of an affair "false and extortionist".

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"I know this sounds amusing to people there at home - I never thought $130,000 was a real payment", he told ABC, adding: "People don't go away for $130,000 with a meritorious claim".

"I can't prove that".

She has also filed defamation suits against Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid her the money.

"I have no knowledge of that", Giuliani said.

Last week, Giuliani, supported by Trump, said the president had reimbursed Cohen.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels' attorney, said Sunday on "This Week" that he thinks it's "obvious ... to the American people that this is a cover-up, that they are making it up as they go along".

Trump's onetime legal fixer Michael Cohen faces a criminal investigation after having acknowledged making a $130,000 payment to her shortly before the 2016 election that was meant to buy the porn actress' silence about an alleged tryst with Trump more than a decade ago. Either could be legally problematic.

Giuliani's comments come after a whirlwind week of news interviews in which the former New York City mayor made several eye-opening remarks. But he said he would do so only if he were convinced that investigators were treating him fairly.

Ohlin said, however, that it was not clear that Trump's retainer agreement with Cohen created a financial obligation that should have been disclosed.

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