Rudy Giuliani on Michael Cohen

Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Former Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen

THEN
NOW


May - Early July 2018
Late July 2018

Rudy Giuliani On Michael Cohen Then
Rudy Giuliani On Michael Cohen Now


#RudyGiuliani 5/6/18: "❲Michael Cohen❳ is an honest, honorable lawyer." » #Giuliani 7/26/18: "❲Cohen❳ is an inherent, pathological liar." Click To Tweet

Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Former Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen

THEN

May - Early July 2018

Rudy Giuliani On Michael Cohen Then
“[Cohen] doesn’t have any incriminating evidence about the president or himself. The man is an honest, honorable lawyer.”
- May 6, 2018

ABC This Week interview

ABC News, May 6, 2018
'This Week' Transcript 5-6-18: President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti

(retrieved 7/26/18)
quote starts at 0:09

“Michael’s not going to lie, he’s going to tell the truth.”
- July 8, 2018

ABC This Week interview

ABC News, July 8, 2018
'This Week' Transcript 7-8-18: Trump Adviser on Judicial Nominations Leonard Leo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and President Trump’s Personal Attorney Rudy Giuliani

(retrieved 7/26/18)
quote starts at 0:33

“I have no concerns that Michael Cohen is going to do anything but tell the truth.”
- July 8, 2018

ABC This Week interview

ABC News, July 8, 2018
'This Week' Transcript 7-8-18: Trump Adviser on Judicial Nominations Leonard Leo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and President Trump’s Personal Attorney Rudy Giuliani

(retrieved 7/26/18)
quote starts at 0:06

NOW

Late July 2018

Rudy Giuliani On Michael Cohen Now
“He’s been lying for years… There’s nobody that I know that knows him that hasn’t warned me that if his back is up against the wall he’ll lie like crazy, because he’s lied all his life.”
July 26, 2018 -

Cuomo Prime Time interview

CNN, July 26, 2018
Transcript: Cuomo Prime Time - Aired July 26, 2018

(retrieved 7/26/18)
starts at 0:46

“The man is a liar. A proven liar… A year ago, when I wasn’t his lawyer, people in your profession told me, this guy will flip because he is an inherent, pathological liar.”
July 26, 2018 -

Cuomo Prime Time interview

CNN, July 26, 2018
Transcript: Cuomo Prime Time - Aired July 26, 2018

(retrieved 7/26/18)
starts at 11:37

“The man is a pathological manipulator, liar.”
July 29, 2018 -

Fox News Sunday interview

Fox News, July 29, 201
Rudy Giuliani takes aim at Michael Cohen's credibility

(retrieved 8/29/18)
starts at 1:55

“He turns out to be almost an instinctual liar.”
July 29, 2018 -

Face the Nation interview

CBS News, July 29, 2018
Transcript: Rudy Giuliani on 'Face the Nation,' July 29, 2018

(retrieved 8/29/18)
quote starts at 0:24


#RudyGiuliani 7/8/18: "❲Michael Cohen is❳ going to tell the truth." » #Giuliani 7/26/18: "❲Cohen will❳ lie like crazy because he’s lied all his life." Click To Tweet


Context

Rudy Giuliani‘s about-face on Donald Trump‘s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen‘s integrity followed reports that Cohen said Trump knew in advance about the June, 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump campaign expected to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton from a “Russian government attorney.” Trump continues to deny advance knowledge of the meeting.1CNN, July 26, 2018
Transcript: Cuomo Prime Time – Aired July 26, 2018
retrieved 7/26/18
2Donald Trump (Twitter), July 27, 2018
“…..I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr. Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?). He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary’s lawyer. Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!”
retrieved 7/26/18

Giuliani’s reversal also followed the surfacing of a September, 2016 recording between Trump and Cohen that Cohen secretly recorded where Trump and Cohen are heard discussing paying to obtain rights to potentially damaging information about Trump from David Pecker, who is a friend of Trump’s and publisher of the National Enquirer and other publications, including a story by former Playboy model Karen McDougal. McDougal wrote a story about her alleged 10-month affair with Trump that began soon after the birth of Trump’s child with his third wife Melania; Pecker bought the rights to the story before the 2016 election and suppressed its release. Trump has repeatedly denied having extramarital sexual relations with McDougal and other women.3Washington Post, July 20, 2018
In secret recording seized by FBI, Trump and Cohen discuss buying rights to model’s account of alleged affair
retrieved 7/26/18
4Vox, July 25, 2018
The Trump-Cohen tape, explained
retrieved 7/26/18