Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime

Michael Cohen and Allen Weisselberg

Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Jr, and top campaign official Paul Manafort met at New York's Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was offering information from the Russian government.

"You know, the one thing about Michael Cohen is that, I've never seen a lawyer behave this way in my entire life, and I've been a lawyer most of my adult life", South Carolina's senior us senator said Sunday on Fox News' "Sunday Futures".

"Businessmen listen to nearly everyone who might be helpful, and by the way, they make pragmatic decisions about how to make bad stories go away", Issa added.

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that Trump knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower.

The president's former lawyer says there are other people who can vouch for the fact that Trump knew about the meeting in real time. Cohen has no hard evidence, the sources say, but is willing to testify to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

President-elect Trump greets Rudy Giuliani at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey in November 2016.

Three days after Cohen's new lawyer, Lanny Davis, released a tape of Cohen and Trump talking about paying for Playboy model Karen McDougal's silence, the relationship splintered further Friday.

More news: Trump blasts Cohen over tape disclosure

That's a stark reversal from what Giuliani once said about Cohen, whom he described as truthful not long ago. Only 1 with the president of the united States, ' Giuliani said.

Cohen's camp has denied being the source of the CNN report, the basic substance of which The Associated Press independently confirmed.

Previously Trump has denied knowing in advance that the Trump Tower meeting was going to take place, and he has denied that there was any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

And, as we said, the president denied it today.

The former NY mayor's criticisms of Cohen come just a few months after he called him "an honest, honorable lawyer" in a separate ABC News interview.

Following the report on the Trump Tower meeting, Giuliani told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday that Cohen has "been lying for years ... he's lied all his life", and said he doesn't "see how he has any credibility". And we should understand the Cohen is in legal trouble. "Whatever spin Mr. Giuliani is trying to invent, it says 'cash, ' and Michael Cohen says 'no, no, no'". And that direct line between Russian interference and the president has never been proved before.

In an ABC News interview released on July 2, Cohen said his family and the country commanded his "first loyalty", the first fuel to that speculation.

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