Giuliani: Cohen Is 'Not Cooperating' With Mueller, 'Nor Do We Care'

Giuliani: Cohen Is 'Not Cooperating' With Mueller, 'Nor Do We Care'

Mr. Trump himself has told people he is angry at Mr. Cohen over the messiness of the situation - especially those aspects involving Ms. Clifford [aka Stormy Daniels]. Mr. Cohen also didn't respond to a request for comment.

While Cohen could receive a pardon for any federal crimes from Trump, he could still be prosecuted on the state level. "Now it may be happening", he said.

He added that despite earlier reports, he talked to Cohen and doesn't think he will flip.

"Not a good look and a disaster for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump", he said.

President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, denies that Mr. Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, may cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen is under investigation for bank fraud and violating campaign-finance law.

A source familiar with the NY litigation, where a review is underway of documents seized from Cohen in April, indicated the reports that Cohen is splitting with his lawyers appeared to be correct.

The source said Cohen had not yet met with prosecutors to speak about a potential deal, and it's unclear whether either side is seeking one.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels is paying for her legal defense through a crowd-funded site
Porn Star Stormy Daniels is paying for her legal defense through a crowd-funded site

According to reports, Cohen's ability to keep up the cost of the legal process he initiated was the cause of the split. Without an attorney, sources told ABC that it's likely Cohen will begin to cooperate with prosecutors.

Avenatti set up the crowdfunding site on crowdjustice.com to help bankroll the defense of the porn star who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and wants relief from a nondisclosure agreement.

If Cohen agrees to cooperate, it would be part of what's known as a global resolution.

Cohen's business is now under investigation in Manhattan, which includes the controversial $130,000 hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election.

"Anyone that takes care of problems and buries the bodies is not someone you want to testify against you", said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor who spent 12 years at the Justice Department.

Giuliani said there was no evidence to support collusion between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation and said claims of obstruction of justice are "negated" by the fact "the president can fire anybody he wants for any reason he wants".

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