During his interview on ABC News (May 6), Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the newest addition to the president's legal team, defended the "hush money" Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen paid in 2016 to an adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Trump.

What's more, Mr. Giuliani acknowledged that Michael Cohen could have paid off other women as well. The interview to ABC News was just a part of Giuliani's media tour, aiming to clarify the president's role in the settlement with Stormy Daniels, but causing further controversy instead.

Giuliani's media tour

It all started with Giuliani's appearance on Fox on May 2, where the former mayor of New York City told Sean Hannity, that Donald Trump had reimbursed Michael Cohen for the payment to Stormy Daniels. “The president repaid it,” said Giuliani, much to Hannity's bafflement. "Oh. I didn’t know — he did?" replied the host of "The Sean Hannity Show."

But Hannity was not the only one, to whom Giuliani's statement came as a surprise. The same could have been said about the president's closest advisers, including the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The next day, Mr. Giuliani reappeared on Fox and continued talking about the nondisclosure settlement with Stormy Daniels and that it could have helped Donald Trump in the presidential race.

Later, Giuliani told The Washington Post that when Cohen paid the "hush money" to Daniels, he knew he would eventually get reimbursed by Trump.

It is worth remembering that in April President Trump said he did not know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels and refused to say if he had set up a special fund for Michael Cohen to cover such spendings.

When asked why did Cohen make the payment, if there was no truth to Stormy Daniels' allegations, Trump responded: "You'll have to ask Michael Cohen."

Cohen could have paid off other women

Mr. Trump said on Friday (May 4): “Virtually everything said has been said incorrectly, and it’s been said wrong, or it’s been covered wrong by the press.” Then, meaning Giuliani, Trump added: “He’ll get his facts straight.” Then, on Sunday (May 6), Mr.

Giuliani appeared on ABC News's "This Week," where he spoke approvingly about the payment Cohen made to Stormy Daniels. This was followed by another unexpected statement when Giuliani said that Trump's attorney could have paid off other women too. “I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes,” acknowledged Giuliani, when asked whether Cohen had made payments to other women as well.