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Giuliani calls Cohen 'proven liar' after plea

November 29, 2018 - 1:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer-spokesman is calling Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen a "proven liar" who is trying to get out of a lengthy prison sentence.

Rudy Giuliani is reacting to Cohen's New York guilty plea to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia. Cohen admitted Thursday he made the false statements about the project to be "consistent" with the president's "political message."

Giuliani says the documents special counsel Robert Mueller used to discover Cohen's false statements came from the Trump Organization. He says they were "voluntarily disclosed" by the president's company.

Giuliani also is criticizing the timing of Cohen's guilty plea, saying it's "hardly coincidental" it comes as Trump is heading to the G-20 summit with world leaders in Argentina.