The call list included Alec Baldwin as Trump, per usual; special guest Martin Short as Trump's embattled former physician Harold Bornstein; Chris Redd and Alex Moffat as Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance agents listening in on Cohen's calls; Kate McKinnon as Trump's latest lawyer Rudy Giuliani; Heidi Gardner as Fox News personality Ainsley Earhardt; Cecily Strong as Melania Trump; Leslie Jones as Omarosa Manigault; Beck Bennett as Mike Pence; Scarlett Johansson and Jimmy Fallon as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, respectively; and, last but certainly not least, Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. But it's proving to be a bewildering display.
Giuliani, who was hired by Trump last month, said he's still learning the facts of the Mueller case and the details of Trump's knowledge of a $130,000 hush payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who has alleged a sexual tryst with Trump in 2006. "I'm going to walk him into a prosecution for perjury like Martha Stewart?" Giuliani asked, referring to the lifestyle maven convicted in 2004 of lying to investigators and obstruction in an insider trading case.
Avenatti in his interview later within the present asserted that Giuliani appeared to be suggesting that the president's lawyer had "a slush fund".
"How could I ever be confident of that?" he said. Baldwin's Trump tried to reason with her - and flirt.
'I would love to speak, but I have to find that we're going to be treated fairly, ' Trump said at the White House. "The mob takes the Fifth Amendment".
Rudy Giuliani's statements are proving hard for the Trump administration. She has also filed defamation suits against Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid her the money.
When asked on Sunday whether Trump knew about the payment to Daniels after the campaign, Giuliani demurred.
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"In accordance with Rudy Giuliani, this [type of payment] was principally commonplace", Avenatti stated.
"Just tell me, what do you need to make this all go away?"
Giuliani said last week that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for that payment and other unspecified items.
Rudolph Giuliani, who recently joined President Trump's legal team, said on Sunday that Trump would not have to cooperate with a subpoena if one were issued by the special counsel investigating Russian interference into the presidential election, adding that the president could invoke his Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination.
Trump said Friday that Giuliani needed to "get his facts straight" but insisted they weren't changing their story. He has called Ms Daniels' allegations of an affair "false and extortionist". "So he's saying he didn't know about it when the payment occurred".
Minutes later at Joint Base Andrews, Trump told a different gaggle of reporters before boarding Air Force One: 'Bottom line is I want to talk to people in charge if they can prove that it's a fair situation'.
Asked whether Trump could plead the Fifth Amendment, his constitutionally guaranteed right to decline answering questions which might incriminate him, Giuliani said he couldn't be sure.