Giuliani Says Trump Would Not Have to Comply With Mueller Subpoena

Trump claims legal aide needs to 'get his facts straight' about hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels

Trump claims legal aide needs to 'get his facts straight' about hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels

The comment from Giuliani, the former NY mayor who recently joined Trump's legal team, comes amid an ongoing furor over a string of assertions he has made regarding the 2016 payment to Stormy Daniels, why it was made and how much the president knew about it.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Trump was not aware of exactly when payments were made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, despite his own attorney saying it was the president who made the payments.

In the scene, a panicked Michael Cohen, played by Ben Stiller, calls Trump from a payphone to complain about his client's changing story with regards to Daniels' accusations. As several defense attorneys told my colleague Abigail Tracy earlier this week, Trump's best option would be to plead the Fifth Amendment.

Giuliani also suggested that the president might not comply with a subpoena from Mueller, "we don't have to comply" he told ABC.

"We all feel pretty good that we've got everything kind of straightened out and we're setting the agenda", Giuliani told WaPo after spending time with Trump at his golf club post-interview on Sunday.

"I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes", Giuliani replied.

Daniels and Baldwin's Trump then opened the NBC variety show with its catch phrase, "Live from NY ..." The FBI and federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether Cohen may have committed bank fraud in obtaining the credit lines, which some speculate may have been opened in anticipation of hush-money payments to protect Trump.

"Now this was for another objective, to protect him, to protect his family", Giuliani said on ABC News.

He said Mr Cohen "made payments for the President or he's conducted business for the President".

Conway added that she did not know of the Daniels payment or any other payments when she worked on Trump's winning 2016 campaign.

"Are you confident that his testimony and the Stormy Daniels payment won't contradict the president?" he was asked.

During the interview, Giuliani said that people do not go away with United States dollars 130,000 for a meritorious claim.

"That's not a decision to be made now, there's no reason to be made now".

The insiders told the Times they were unsure exactly when Trump learned about the money transfer - meant to stop Daniels discussing their alleged affair - but he knew about it by the time he made his denial in April.

When asked if Trump would be willing to testify before a grand jury in the Russian Federation investigation, Giuliani said he was looking for "the Hillary Clinton treatment", a reference to the FBI's interview of the former secretary of state during the investigation into her personal email server. Trump has denied Daniels' allegations. "If they go after her, the whole country will turn on them".

"Giuliani added later that "$130,000 between a lawyer and a client and - and a client who's worth, you know, billions, is not - George, you know, I don't like saying this, but it's not a great deal of money; $1.3 million is a great deal of money.

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