Rudy Giuliani told NBC News that he revealed President Donald Trump's $130,000 reimbursement to his attorney to "get out in front of special counsel."
"I wanted to get out in front of special counsel and the Southern District (of New York) because at some point they would realize this information and leak it," Giuliani told NBC in a phone interview Thursday night.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Giuliani and Trump hatched the plan for the former NYC mayor to make the reveal Wednesday night on Sean Hannity's primetime Fox News show, a notion Giuliani reinforced to NBC.
"You're not going to see daylight between the president and me," Giuliani told NBC. "We're going to work hard to have a consistent strategy."
Giuliani also reiterated that the president just recently found out about the reimbursement to Michael Cohen, only because it was Giuliani himself who told Trump.
"I don't think the president realized he paid him (Cohen) back for that specific thing until we (his legal team) made him aware of the paperwork," Giuliani told NBC.
Giuliani told NBC that the president responded, "'Oh my goodness, I guess that's what it was for.'"
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