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    Trump's ex-lawyer: Giuliani hurt Trump's case by flip-flopping on Cohen

    Trump's ex-lawyer: Giuliani hurt Trump's case by flip-flopping on Cohen

    By Maegan Vazquez, CNN
    Updated 10:15 PM ET, Fri July 27, 2018

    Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, substantially weakened his case against Michael Cohen by going back and forth as to whether Cohen could tell federal prosecutors the truth, said Jay Goldberg, President Donald Trump's friend and former lawyer.

    Giuliani called Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, "honorable" and truthful on several occasions before an audio recording of a discussion between Cohen and Trump about buying rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump took part in became publicized.

    After CNN aired the audio, Giuliani called Cohen a "pathological liar" and said he doesn't "see how he has any credibility."

    "I expected something like this from Cohen," Giuliani told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday. "He's been lying all week. He's been lying for years."

    Goldberg, who served as Trump's divorce lawyer for the President's first two marriages, said Giuliani "immeasurably" damaged his case against Cohen by changing his tune.

    "I knew as soon as Giuliani spoke that he was damaging Trump's case immeasurably," Goldberg told CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front." "It ranks near 100 in terms of damage."

    "No defense lawyer would say that," Goldberg later added.

    Goldberg argued that Giuliani's early assertion on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that Cohen would tell federal prosecutors the truth "strips the defense of its main weapon of claiming that he is coloring his testimony to favor the government, so he can get a letter of cooperation."

    The former Trump lawyer also said that he advised the President not to hire Giuliani.

    "I didn't think Giuliani knew how to handle a case from the defense perspective. He was a long-time prosecutor and he didn't know how to set a case up for the possible impeachment of a witness such as Cohen," Goldberg said.

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    Yeah, I agree with Goldberg. I don't know why Giuliani is going after Cohen at all, because it's already come out that it wasn't even Cohen who leaked this tape, at least according to Lannie Davis, his lawyer. The recording has been modified, manipulated and cut, so it's not even court-worthy at this point, at least not what CNN is playing. So it's just another nothing burger spectacle created by CNN and the New York Times, fed by oh yes, guess who? The "insurance policy" still flourishing in full mode at the FBI. Of the people with access to this IPhone, there's only one group who would have the skill to "cut" and manipulate a recording on an IPhone which means they can manipulate the date and time and anything else they want to edit or change.
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    Giuliani called Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, "honorable" and truthful on several occasions before an audio recording of a discussion between Cohen and Trump about buying rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump took part in became publicized.
    Most people we only know what they publicly present. How many have been surprised when someone they thought they knew well is charged with a sex crime or some other crime? Giuliani knew Cohen professionally, not so much socially. And I suspect not at all personally. So when facts come out, he can be caught totally of guard. I don't hold that against him. We all generally believe someone until they are caught in a lie, Then we suspect everything they say.

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    I remember saying on here a couple of weeks ago that Giuliani hurts Trump more than he helps him. IMO, Giuliani is and has always been an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    I remember saying on here a couple of weeks ago that Giuliani hurts Trump more than he helps him. IMO, Giuliani is and has always been an idiot.
    Opinion noted!
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