‘Michael Cohen has flipped’: GOP strategist says there’s only one explanation for Rudy’s confession
Rick Tyler (MSNBC)

Rudy Giuliani blew up three legal cases for President Donald Trump during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, but one Republican strategist told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" there may be a method to his madness.

The former New York City mayor, who joined the president's legal team last month, revealed that Trump repaid $130,000 to his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a hush payout to porn actress Stormy Daniels -- and GOP strategist Rick Tyler explained the stunning admission.

"Let's be clear -- Michael Cohen has flipped," Tyler said. "That's what has happened, and Giuliani felt like he needed to go out there and -- because legal strategies don't occur on television, legal strategies occur between lawyers, they occur in courtrooms, they don't occur on television."

Cohen's office was raided last month by the FBI, and U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said the attorney would "likely" be indicted -- and the president seems concerned his longtime associate will agree to cooperate in the special counsel probe.

"Giuliani has established himself not as the legal strategist, he's established himself as the PR strategist," Tyler said. "It's interesting he did it when Emmet Flood is coming on board. He's undercut or boxed in Emmet Flood, because Emmet Flood has no tolerance for PR strategies over legal strategies."