Apr 22 2018
"So the President has run out of qualified, active criminal defense attorneys and is basically just asking friends to help out at this point", tweeted said Bradley Moss, a Washington-based attorney specializing in national security.
It was the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's home and office that led Trump to rethink his position that he'd be happy to sit down for a chitchat with Mueller and his legal team.
Prior to Giuliani's arrival, Trump's legal team has faced difficulties in recruiting lawyers.
Giuliani served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of NY, therefore "he knows how they play this game", Dershowitz added.
"I'm not involved in anything about those issues".
Trump is facing numerous legal challenges, including the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, as well as possible obstruction of justice; allegations that women were paid money to stay quiet about affairs they had with Trump; and challenges over his family businesses.
Giuliani, who also once served as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, did not return requests for comment.
But the President's team has expressed similar optimism in the past, only to be angered and disappointed when their expectations didn't pan out.
Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Giuliani, a Republican and ardent supporter of the president, reportedly traveled to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla. last week to finalize the deal, the AP reported. Another said it left the President's team feeling "fundamentally misled".
Giuliani dismissed claims the president was planning on firing Mueller.
A two-term mayor, Giuliani came to prominence as a hard-charging Manhattan federal prosecutor who targeted the city's top mob bosses and Wall Street fraudsters. Some Trump allies are hopeful that Giuliani will be able to elicit a different reaction - if only because he'll approach the talks differently himself.
The president downplayed the likelihood he would fire Mueller or deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigaton. He predicted that compliance could be completed in "a couple of weeks".
Trump then moved to formalize the arrangement in recent days, touting Giuliani's tenacity - and raving about his star power with the vulgar variation of Giuliani's "America's Mayor" nickname while talking with one person, who not authorized to discuss a private conversation. He and Giuliani are known to speak on the phone and hit the links together.
"I am not sure he wants the job", Dershowitz said. "His role in Trump's campaign was as fishy as all get-out". Giuliani, meanwhile, faithfully made the rounds on television defending Trump. This investigation is not going to end in a week or two and there's absolutely nothing Giuliani can do to make it go any faster. Comey doesn't know the result of the Giuliani investigation, he added, because he was sacked before it was finished. "I don't know yet what's outstanding", he said. "I got fired before it was finished". Trump was impressed with their expertise and approved their hiring. "He should have told him before he accepted the job, 'Look, I am going to accept the job and I am going to recuse myself from the most important investigation, '" Dershowitz said. "That's what the President needs".
The Raskins also have experience handling government investigations. He was a vigorous defender of Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Trump's legal team had been short-staffed for several weeks, since the departure of attorney John Dowd last month. He also said that there have been no instances of collusion.
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Apr 20 2018
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