Trump on Giuliani: 'He'll get his facts straight'


President Donald Trump has known about the six-figure payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels for months, according to The New York Times.

After a quick turn by Beck Bennett as Vice President Mike Pence, Scarlett Johansson reprised her Ivanka Trump characterization alongside Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner, squealing like the Three Stooges' Curly about Giuliani's declaration that he's "disposable".

The president has repeatedly expressed his desire to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and clear his name once and for all.

The former mayor's interview came after a week in which Giuliani made conflicting statements to Fox News about a $130,000 payment made by Trump attorney Michael Cohen to adult-film star Stormy Daniels about an alleged affair she had with the president in 2006.

Adam Schuman, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, told the Journal that the timeline suggests Cohen expanded his credit access in anticipation of high-dollar payoffs to defend Trump.

In interviews with Fox News on Wednesday and Thursday, however, Giuliani himself confirmed the payment and Cohen's reimbursement.

"I am an expert on the law - and the fact is there is no way there is a campaign-finance violation", Giuliani said.

Trump wants to testify but his legal team has concerns he would be treated fairly, Giuliani said.

On Friday, Trump told reporters on his way out to his helicopter that Giuliani's facts hadn't been correct, and there "has been a lot of misinformation", without saying what had been wrong.

Though Trump and Giuliani defended the payment episode, critics said it violated the campaign finance laws as it was an undeclared contribution made at averting negative publicity for the candidate.

Speaking with McKinnon's Giuliani and Baldwin's Trump, Stiller pleaded: "Guys, can we please just decide on one line and stick to it?"

Conway said repeatedly that Trump was not lying when he said he did not know about Cohen's $130,000 payment to Daniels.

But in his first moves, he has taken what was a sideshow to the Mueller probe, the Daniels case, and placed it right in front of the White House.

Conway said she was unaware of any other payments similar to the one made in the Daniels matter, but acknowledged that she had less knowledge of any potential arrangements than former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In his statement, Giuliani said his previous "references to timing were not describing my understanding of the president's knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters". Trump added that Giuliani was still getting up to speed. "It's not something I'm aware of, nor is it relevant to what I'm doing, the legal part", Giuliani said.

Cohen is facing a criminal investigation in NY, and FBI agents raided his home and office several weeks ago seeking records about the Daniels nondisclosure agreement. It's bad enough, he must think, that his actual chief of staff is undermining him.

Kelly's stature inside the White House has always been the subject of speculation.

After a chaotic series of calls, Stiller got Daniels on the phone with Baldwin.