In a rambling interview on ABC’s This Week, Giuliani attempted to repair the damage he has done to Trump’s legal defense over the past week.
“Did he repay it over a period of time and then find out what it was about? Yes,” Giuliani said. “I’m comfortable with that. That’s 100 percent.”
“My issue is getting up to speed on the facts here,” he told ABC host George Stephanopoulos. “I’m about halfway there.”
“Has the president or the president’s team in any way suggested to Michael Cohen that the president would pardon him if he were indicted?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“That, that, that — [Trump attorney Jay Sekulow] and I have made it clear and Michael’s lawyers all know that that obviously is not on the table,” Giuliani stuttered. “That’s not a decision to be made now. There’s no reason to pardon anybody now.”
“So it hasn’t been discussed?” Stephanopoulos pressed.
“It hasn’t been discussed,” Giuliani said. “It wouldn’t be illegal to talk about. It would be confusing.”