In an alternately contentious and confusing interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Donald Trump’s legal adviser, Rudy Giuliani, claimed that the president never spoke with his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, about his Trump Tower project congressional testimony — only to moments later admit he has no idea what the two said to each other in private to “attorney/client privilege.”
Giuliani snapped almost immediately when asked about Cohen, at one time accusing the State of the Union host of indulging in “hysteria” for asking questions about what occurred between Trump and Cohen.
Pressed over whether Trump was involved in a trying to get a hotel built in Russia, Giuliani claimed the president had nothing to do with the major development project, saying it was all Cohen’s doing.
“Michael Cohen was in the middle of talking to Russians about a potential deal,” Tapper pointed out.
“No, he wasn’t,” Giuliani shot back. “He wrote a nonbinding letter of intent and sent it to a general post office. He had a couple of discussions — Michael Cohen did, not the president. It was the last thing on his [Trump’s] mind because he was running for president. We’re talking about 2016. You’re not thinking about some proposal that, at best, it’s three years down the line.”
With Tapper attempting to get the lawyer to clarify what went on between Trump and Cohen, saying, “I want to find out the truth,” Giuliani blew up.
“That’s because you have a hysteria going on in the media that interprets everything against Donald Trump,” Giuliani yelled.
“There’s no hysteria here, sir,” Tapper calmly replied.
“You all should be careful,” Giuliani warned, adding the news about Trump was “disgusting.”
You can watch the video below via CNN:
‘Not true at all’: CNN’s fact-checker says even the professor Trump cited on Google election fraud says president is lying
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," fact-checker Daniel Dale told host Chris Cuomo that not only is President Donald Trump's claim that Google threw over 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton a lie, the professor he's citing, Robert Epstein, has repudiated Trump's interpretation of it.
"It's not true at all," said Dale. "I spoke to the author of this study ... There are various questions about the quality of the study, but even the study's author says that the president didn't describe the study correctly. What the study's author says is he has no evidence that anything was manipulated, search results or votes themselves. What he says, and this is disputed, is that Google's search results showed bias during the 2016 election."
CNN’s Anderson Cooper demolishes Trump’s Google/Clinton conspiracy theory: He’s on ‘one of his favorite hobby horses’
On Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper walked viewers through President Donald Trump's latest theory about Google committing voter fraud on behalf of Democrats.
"I want to play you this clip from yesterday, because of how well it shows where his head still seems to be nearly three years after election night," said Cooper. "It was in response to a question about banning high-capacity magazines. First, he quickly changed the subject to mental health, and then, well, take a look."
"The concept of mental institution has to be looked at," said Trump in the clip. "Unrelated to that, I believe that the concept also of voter identification has to be looked at because you can't have great security for the voter. People that vote, you can't have that national security unless you can have voter identification. It's something people have to look at very strongly."
Anthony Scaramucci bashes Trump’s ‘word salad’ and ‘entire GOP’ attacking him on Twitter at president’s direction
"What's he doing all day?" asked CNN's Anderson Cooper to former senior adviser Anthony Scaramucci in an interview Monday.
President Donald Trump spent another day attacking the former White House communications director and "the Mooch" said that he's now got "the entire GOP" coming after him on Twitter when they have more important things to do.
"If you look at the style of points, the manifestations of his tweets today, which are constantly in delirium, scaring people and one of the talking points I hear from Republicans, 'Well, it's the economy and we could be going up against a socialist so I'll hold my nose and do this,' but if he's really fully weakened the economy, I think those people will change their minds quickly," Scaramucci predicted.