Giuliani went on the Sunday morning public affairs show to slam a bombshell Buzzfeed report that claimed Trump ordered his then-personal attorney to lie to Congress about the extent of his involvement in the Moscow Trump Tower deal.
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, said the president’s only counsel to Michael Cohen in regards to his congressional testimony was ‘tell the truth.’
Giuliani slammed Buzzfeed for its report President Trump ordered Cohen to lie
‘Are you 100 percent confident that the president never once asked Michael Cohen to do anything but tell the truth to Congress?,’ NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Giuliani during his appearance on ‘Meet the Press.’
‘100 percent certain of that,’ Giuliani replied.
‘To answer your question, categorically, I can tell you his counsel to Michael Cohen throughout that entire period was, ‘Tell the truth.’ We thought he was telling the truth. I still believe he may have been telling the truth when he testified before Congress. But in any event, his lawyers thought that, our lawyers thought that and the president thought that at the time,’ he added.
Giuliani praised special counsel Robert Mueller’s office for releasing a rare statement refuting the Buzzfeed story.
‘To their credit, the Justice Department and the Special Counsel’s Office said that the story was inaccurate. And the inaccuracy is that there’s no evidence that the president told him to lie,’ Giuliani said on NBC.
The president’s lawyer said Buzzfeed should be sued and he cautioned the media to be careful in its reporting.
‘They should be sued. They should be under investigation,’ he told CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday.
‘You’ve got a hysteria in the media that interprets everything against Donald Trump,’ he added. ‘You should be careful’
‘They bought a totally phony story,’ he said of Buzzfeed.