Giuliani 'quite certain' Trump didn't know about Cohen deals

Giuliani 'quite certain' Trump didn't know about Cohen deals
Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds as a video is displayed before he speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is saying that he is “quite certain” the president did not know his personal attorney was trying to sell his insight into the president.

Giuliani tells The Associated Press on Friday that President Donald Trump was “surprised” to learn Michael Cohen brokered deals with companies looking to gain his knowledge about the president.

The former New York City mayor is now on Trump’s legal team. Giuliani says he asked Trump about one of Cohen’s clients, a firm that may have links to a Russian oligarch.

Giuliani says Trump knew “nothing about it.” He says he has not yet asked Trump about some of the other corporations.

He says Cohen didn’t speak to the president on their behalf, saying, “There doesn’t seem to be any involvement with us.”