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Here Are All The Questions We Have Following Giuliani’s Interview

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings Trump Tower. (Photo by Drew ... NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings Trump Tower. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 3, 2018 11:15 am

Rudy Giuliani’s interview with Sean Hannity last night raised more questions than it answered. Here are a few things our editorial team is wondering about this morning:

  • What else did President Trump’s “retainer” payments to Michael Cohen cover?
  • What communications did Cohen and Trump have about the original payment to Stormy Daniels? And about the retainer payments later?
  • What documents does Giuliani have that show the purpose and nature of the payments from Trump to Cohen?
  • Can Cohen still be considered Trump’s lawyer, given what we now know about the nature of their work together?
  • If Cohen was being reimbursed by Trump, why did he take out a loan to pay Stormy Daniels?
  • Did Giuliani intentionally reveal what he did in order to get ahead of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, knowing that Mueller has this info already?
  • Was Trump’s legal team actually worried about a potential FEC violation, as Giuliani stated? Or were they more worried about the implications of Trump’s lie about the payments being exposed?
  • Had Cohen been told by Trump that he’d get reimbursed when he made the payment? Or was the reimbursement figured out later?
  • How did Cohen’s growing estrangement from Trump after November 2016 factor into Trump’s payments to Cohen?
  • When exactly did Trump’s payments to Cohen begin, and when did they end?
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