Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday he accepts President Donald Trump "at his word" that he didn't know beforehand about a meeting between his oldest son and Russians promising dirt on campaign rival Hillary Clinton, and he doesn't understand why the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, would have leaked something like that.
Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, declined to comment on Giuliani's assertions.
First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair. He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer. "Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice", Trump said.
"We don't violate these rules", Giuliani said. A statement from Donald Trump Jr. one day earlier made no mention of Clinton.More news: Uber folds self-driving trucks division
"The president was very disappointed in Michael Cohen as he's tweeted particularly because he was a friend but also because he was a lawyer and acting as a lawyer during that conversation", Giuliaini said.
"Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr".
Nunberg defended the president and said recent revelations of a taped conversation between Trump and Cohen was going "too far".
Legal experts told Business Insider last week that they found it freaky that Cohen felt the need to record a conversation with Trump, and some said they had never heard of an attorney secretly recording a client.More news: Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say
However, he pointed out that matters likely changed when Cohen's home and offices were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he does agree that there was probably more included on the released tape.
Mentzer also cited a letter sent in February by Senate Democrats to Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, saying that "Feinstein and other committee members have called multiple times for Donald Trump Jr.to appear before the committee". He's under investigation by the FBI and the US attorney's office in NY. Mr. Trump's failure to publicly denounce Putin's role in the 2016 election caused concern across the political world, leading many to question if the president had more faith in a known USA adversary than his own intelligence chiefs.
The New York Times reported Thursday about the Mueller investigation's interest in the president's tweets.
Seventy percent of Republicans call the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt", while Democrats call it a "critical" matter of national security (77 percent).More news: Citizens' List Will Destroy Relationship With Bangladesh: Mamata Banerjee
"(T) he rigged Witch Hunt continues!" he complained, adding: "How stupid and unfair to our Country".