Rudy Giuliani on Friday sought to clarify the revelation he made that President Trump had reimbursed Trump’s personal attorney for $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the president’s knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters,” he said, according to CNN.
Giuliani said he wanted to “clarify the views I expressed over the past few days.”
“There is no campaign violation. The payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the president’s family,” he said.
“It would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not,” he continued. “It is undisputed that the president’s dismissal of former (FBI) Director (James) Comey — an inferior executive officer — was clearly within his Article II power.
“Recent revelations about former Director Comey further confirm the wisdom of the president’s decision, which was plainly in the best interests of our nation.”
Earlier Friday, Trump said Giuliani — whom he hired April 19 to lead his legal team in the Russia probe — will “eventually get his facts straight.”
The president — who last month had denied knowing about the payment — also denied that his administration had changed its story after Giuliani’s bombshell revelation Wednesday night on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel.
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