Giuliani then suggested on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that Cohen's payment to Daniels was linked to Trump's candidacy, raising questions about whether it violated campaign-finance laws stipulating that an individual can give up to $2,700 to a candidate or a campaign in an election.
After a quick turn by Beck Bennett as Vice President Mike Pence, Scarlett Johansson reprised her Ivanka Trump characterization alongside Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner, squealing like the Three Stooges' Curly about Giuliani's declaration that he's "disposable".
Trump has been increasingly outspoken and angry about the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller 3rd into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, possible Trump campaign complicity and Trump's subsequent attempts to obstruct the probe.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, said on MSNBC Thursday he had knowledge that law enforcement intercepted text messages from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen before the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of Cohen's home, office and hotel room.
"Rudy's a great guy, but he just started a day ago", said Trump, offering the assembled reporters an exaggerated, can-you-believe-this-guy shrug for good measure. "He started yesterday. He'll get his facts straight".
In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump acknowledged the reimbursement.
Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti said on "This Week" after Giuliani's interview that the president's lawyer's latest comments were "an absolute unmitigated disaster", accusing Trump's team of "making it up as they go along".
Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney to President Donald Trump, reportedly gained access to a large sum of money meant to be used for tying up loose ends on behalf of Trump during the 2016 election. Cohen paid Daniels through a shell company.
"This was information that the president didn't know at the time, but eventually learned", Huckabee responded.
When Trump (played once again by Alec Baldwin) asked Stormy what she wanted to put their alleged affair to rest, her response was short and blunt: "A resignation".
Just returned home to the attractive White House, from Dallas, where the Arena was packed to the rafters with the great fans and supporters of the @NRA.
"You take a look at what I said".
"When the President said "no" on Air Force One, he was talking about he didn't know when the payment occurred", Conway said.
Rudolph Giuliani told Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel on Wednesday that, as far as he knew, Trump didn't know the specifics but knew Cohen "would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this with my clients".
Daniels filed a lawsuit over the nondisclosure agreement, claiming it was void because Trump never signed it himself. "He says he loves me", Giuliani said.
A Times report this week documented the "cold truce" between the two men as Trump has soured on Kelly's efforts to impose order on the White House. It's bad enough, he must think, that his actual chief of staff is undermining him.