Trump lawyer blasts Russia probe as 'most corrupt' ever

Cliff Owen  Associated Press		James Comey

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, said Sunday that he's "close to determining" that the president will not give an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

Just one day after Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said he had no concerns about Michael Cohen testifying before the special counsel as long as Cohen tells the truth, Michael Cohen's new attack dog is firing back.

"So you have no concerns at all about anything that Michael Cohen might tell the prosecutors?" asked ABC host George Stephanopoulos.

"We have no reason to believe he did anything wrong", the former New York City mayor said of Cohen.

Giuliani encouraged Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to cooperate with federal prosecutors.

"We're not asking to show us that he committed a crime", Giuliani said on "Meet the Press". He said Mueller is not now insisting on an interview with Mr. Trump. Trump's team has been reluctant to give a straight answer to that question over the past few months. "How many people will be sent to jail and persecuted on old and/or totally unrelated charges (there was no collusion and there was no obstruction of the no collusion)".

The attorney and former mayor of NY, who is a long-standing friend of Trump's, walked back that suggestion a little on Sunday.

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.

When asked if he's concerned about Cohen potentially cooperating, Giuliani claimed he was not. Giuliani told ABC that investigators must first show a "factual basis for the investigation".

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

"If in fact, this is infected with a bias of major proportions from the beginning by Strzok and it seems like it is, and he left behind some of his cohorts...if that's the case then how can you trust anything they're doing in this investigation?" he said on "America's Newsroom". "In all the leaking that's gone on, there's been no leak of any fact that's said the president conspired with anybody in Russian Federation".

All this comes as Cohen, a man who once said he would take a bullet for the president, has signaled an increasing willingness to cooperate with the special counsel. "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies' ... unanimous conclusions".