ABC News reported on Wednesday that lawyers who claimed to be associates of Rudy Giuliani, who is Trump’s current personal attorney, reportedly contacted President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen after his office and apartment were raided by the FBI in an attempt to try and convince Cohen to remain loyal to the president.
Sources told ABC News that the men with ties to Giuliani were urging Cohen to stay in a joint defense agreement with Trump.
The two lawyers first contacted Cohen in April of last year, just weeks after his residences were raided, according to the news outlet.
They also offered to join Cohen’s legal team if he decided to exit the joint defense agreement so they could serve as a connection between Cohen and Giuliani.
“I can’t say anything about it. If I had any conversations with any of his lawyers it would be privileged because it was all under the joint defense agreement,” Giuliani told ABC News about the matter.
Cohen ultimately cooperated with investigations conducted by both special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and the Southern District of New York.