Lanny Davis, attorney for Michael Cohen, called President Trump a liar and said will ultimately be done in by the truth in an interview Wednesday with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Davis likened the tape that his client leaked last night to CNN to John Dean having a tape that did in Richard Nixon.
"Michael Cohen has turned a corner in his life and he is now dedicated to telling the truth to everyone," Davis said of his client.
Davis acknowledged that the tape released by Cohen is not about criminal activity, "it's about the truth," and making a point that Trump is a "president who's known to lie."
"You say John Dean had a tape that did in Richard Nixon, the Watergate tapes, but this deal wasn't consummated. So is there any criminal activity?" Stephanopoulos asked Davis.
"No, it's about truth," Davis answered.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: He said [Trump] said cash. It seemed to me what I heard as well, but it is a little bit garbled. Rudy Giuliani said [Trump] said don't pay cash. What if it were cash? What's the significance there?
LANNY DAVIS: It's about lying and truth. Giuliani can't make up the words don't pay. I say to everybody who voted for Donald Trump don't believe me, I'm a Democrat. Listen to the tape. The words don't pay are not heard. The word cash, so it's not about cash versus not cash, it's about truth and the power of the truth is what Michael Cohen now has no matter what Giuliani invents or Mayor Giuliani invents for a president who's been known to lie, don't believe me, listen to the tape the way John Dean had a tape that did in Richard Nixon.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You say John Dean had a tape that did in Richard Nixon, the Watergate tapes, but this deal wasn't consummated. So is there any criminal activity?
DAVIS: No, it's about truth. So if Mr. Trump lied about would versus would not in what he said to Putin, he lied about denying about knowing about the McDougal issue when we know from the tape that he did know. He lied almost about everything including the message as to what happened in the Trump Tower meeting which Giuliani ultimately had to admit. This is about truth versus lying and ultimately Donald Trump is going to be done in by the truth.