Giuliani says he's not anxious about Manafort or Cohen flipping

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President Donald Trump's lead attorney said Sunday that lawyers have put off a decision on an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller due to their concern about what the president sees as a corrupt and tainted probe.

Rudy Giuliani says on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that they have no worries about Michael Cohen "as long as he tells the truth".

In an interview last week with Stephanopoulos, Cohen acknowledged that he soon could face criminal charges in an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances and business dealings.

Giuliani also said he has no concerns about what Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer and "fixer", might tell investigators.

Rudy Giuliani has been staying out of the news lately, which seems like a good thing for his client, President Donald Trump.

"We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong", Giuliani said. The White House initially pointed as justification for the firing to a Justice Department memo that faulted Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, though Trump later said that "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made the move.

"The fact that the polls are moving away from Mueller is telling", McCarthy said.

Giuliani made the television rounds Sunday morning, appearing on three different programs, as speculation grew louder last week that Cohen was inching closer toward facing criminal charges and possibly working out a deal with prosecutors.

The Justice Department is probing possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president.

"I have debriefed all their witnesses", he said.

Comey's firing in May 2017 helped set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, and one-on-one conversations with Trump that Comey documented in a series of memos helped form the basis of Mueller's inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

Mr. Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City, repeatedly suggested many on Mr. Mueller's team were politically motivated against Mr. Trump.

"There is no evidence of wrongdoing with President Trump".

Following reports last week that Giuliani said he wants the special counsel Robert Mueller to show a "factual basis" before Trump agrees to testify under oath, Giuliani upheld his suspicion of the investigation's roots.

Giuliani told ABC, "We've been through everything on collusion and obstruction". They can investigate forever.

Cohen also defended the Mueller investigation as a whole, saying, "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies'".

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