Rudy Giuliani's take-charge personality as the new head of President Donald Trump's legal team could cause problems because the former New York City mayor is almost as camera-hungry as the commander in chief himself, veteran political commentator Michael Reagan told Newsmax TV on Friday.
"I think Giuliani caught everyone by surprise, even the president of the United States with what he was saying yesterday," Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan, said to Miranda Khan, John Cardillo and Gina Loudon on Newsmax's "America Talks Live."
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The president of the United States is always going to have the last word, especially this president of the United States. He is never going to let someone one-up him. And the problem is he's hired someone who loves the camera almost as much as he does."
On Friday, Trump told reporters that Giuliani, will "get his facts straight" and suggested he had misspoken about reimbursements to the president's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for payments to blonde porn star Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement.
Further, Trump insisted he is not changing his story on a $130,000 hush payment that went to Daniels days before the 2016 election. Trump denied knowledge of the payment to reporters last month, but Giuliani revealed Wednesday that Trump had reimbursed Cohen.
Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One that "we're not changing any stories," adding that Giuliani "is a great guy but he just started a day ago" and "learning the subject matter."
Reagan also told "America Talks Live" he doubts whether Trump will be subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had a hand in it.
"I don't think there's going to be a subpoena going forward, even though Giuliani says there's a 50-50 chance … and I agree with the attorneys, sitting down with Mueller is just really a trap because the president of the United States just can't stay on the same page," Reagan said.
"He always is going off somewhere. Answer the questions written … To sit down and get into a room and the way attorneys play the game you could find yourself being charged with all kind of things by Mueller who is searching for a reason to indict you on something."
Reagan is the author of "Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan," written with Jim Denney and published by Humanix Books.
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