Rudy Giuliani: Stormy Daniels $130K Hush Money Was To Protect Trump Family

Donald Trump’s newly-installed lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is in serious spin mode as he attempts to walk back his comments that the Trumpster knew about the $130K “hush money” to porn star Stormy Daniels and has since repaid the funds to longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen.

Giuliani issued an official statement today “intended to clarify the views I expressed over the past few days.”

First: There is no campaign violation. The payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the President’s family. It would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not.

Second: My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the President’s knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters.

Third: It is undisputed that the President’s dismissal of former Director Comey – an inferior executive officer – was clearly within his Article II power. Recent revelations about former Director Comey further confirm the wisdom of the President’s decision, which was plainly in the best interests of our nation.

This comes on the heels of Trump throwing Giuliani under the bus this morning saying the former NYC mayor “had just started, and he wasn’t totally familiar with everything.”