Giuliani calls Stormy Daniels lawyer a "pimp"

Giuliani calls Stormy Daniels lawyer a

Giuliani calls Stormy Daniels lawyer a "pimp"

"There is no other way to say it - AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake", Stephenson's memo to employees said.

Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2018. Internal AT&T documents obtained by The Washington Post show how AT&T agreed to pay $600,000 to Cohen a year ago in exchange for guidance on policy matters, including issues it is facing at the Federal Communications Commission and its proposed deal with Time Warner.

President Donald Trump's lead personal defense lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has sought to walk back a potentially explosive claim in which he suggested the president intervened in the Time Warner-AT&T merger being scrutinized by the US Department of Justice.

Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, said it is "highly unusual for the president to be involved in DOJ merger decisions" in a reaction to the Huffington Post article on Twitter.

In other words: If AT&T hired Cohen to win the government's approval, AT&T wasted its $600,000.

In fact, AT&T says it's done exactly that with previous administrations too.

And Kellyanne Conway, in an appearance on CNN in November before the DOJ sued to stop the merger, admonished interviewer Brian Stelter not to "throw all that poison out to your viewers" when he asked if the president had involvement in what was then the decision-making process over whether to sue.

"Whatever lobbying was done didn't reach the president", Giuliani insisted to HuffPost. "The president denied the merger", Guiliani, who recently joined Trump's legal team, said. He has had to revise his public comments about Stormy Daniels and what Trump knew or didn't know -and when- about the payment Cohen made to her.

On Saturday morning, the White House said Giuliani got it wrong. "They were asking him to help them get a feel on the administration and where the administration is going", said Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project on Government Oversight. It would be one of the biggest media deals ever if approved.

On Friday, AT&T said Cohen "approached" Quinn's office "during the post-election transition" period and said he would leave the Trump Organization to do consulting work for companies that wanted insight.

Quinn was promoted to replace AT&T's longtime head of lobbying, James Cicconi, just before the company announced its merger with Time Warner. But the company would not answer questions about what specifically went wrong and whether it would enact changes in how it conducts business in Washington. "They're paying a price, but they're doing the right thing". A judge is deciding whether its controversial $85 billion merger with Time Warner violates antitrust law.

"I debate, like, really intelligent, skilled people", he said.

The judge in the case is expected to issue a ruling by or on June 12.

Related news

[an error occurred while processing the directive]