'Rudy's an idiot' who 'drinks too much': Michael Cohen relishes Giuliani's legal woes and predicts he'll flip on Trump (Business Insider link): Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer and a convicted felon, didn't mince words on Thursday when reacting to news that the former president's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is facing mounting legal troubles of his own.
Cohen was responding to the FBI executing search warrants on Giuliani's home and office on Wednesday and seizing his electronic devices as well as a computer belonging to his personal assistant, Jo Ann Zafonte. Zafonte was served with a grand jury subpoena, and The New York Times reported that federal agents also raided the Washington, DC, home of Victoria Toensing, a fellow lawyer and associate of Giuliani's.
The raids are part of a wide-ranging investigation by the US attorney's office in the Southern District of New York into whether Giuliani broke foreign lobbying laws in his dealings with Ukraine.
"And that's exactly what's going to happen," he told CNN.
Cohen is currently serving a three-year prison sentence under house arrest after pleading guilty to multiple counts of campaign-finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Congress as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. After it surfaced that Cohen was going to cooperate with prosecutors on Mueller's team and in the Manhattan US attorney's office, Trump skewered his longtime fixer as a "rat" and a liar.
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