Michael Cohen And Rudy Giuliani Share Extremely Awkward, Unplanned Dinner

During his tenure at the White House, Donald Trump's allies included some of the most controversial people in politics, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said that he would take a bullet for the former president, according to Vanity Fair. But after finishing the last leg of his three-year prison sentence for fraud and campaign finance violations, what Cohen revealed about his future with Trump certainly raised eyebrows. On December 15, Cohen took to his Twitter account to suggest that he was going to take Trump to task by seeking legal action against him. "I will be filing a lawsuit against the US Govt, #Trump, #Barr, etc for the unconstitutional remand of me back to #Otisville based upon my refusal to waive my First Amendment constitutional right," he wrote. 

While Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani doesn't have the same negative sentiments for the former POTUS, what Trump revealed about his feelings for Giuliani certainly had a lot of people scratching their heads, too. Even though Giuliani was involved in one controversy after another during Trump's last year in office, Trump released a statement on September 11, 2021 calling Giuliani the "greatest Mayor in the history of New York City." Seeing how both Cohen and Giuliani's lives were so intertwined during Trump's years in office, for better and for worse, their run-in in New York City has had a lot of people talking.

Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani's awkward run-in was tense

According to Page Six, both Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani were both spotted at the same New York City restaurant at the same time on February 17. Per the outlet, the restaurant planned on seating Cohen and Giuliani on separate sides of the restaurant, but the two former Trump attorneys ended up with tables right near each other. A source told the site, "Before they arrived, other VIPs snagged their planned tables and ultimately the two Trump-connected figures ended up with neighboring tables," while adding, "Cohen then went around the restaurant, shaking hands with other diners, while giving Rudy a wide berth ... It was so icy between the pair, it seemed like hell had finally frozen over." A guest at the restaurant reportedly said, "I feel like I'm in the middle of a boxing ring, before the match is about to start. You can feel the tension in the air."

What would have really made the encounter even more awkward is if Donald Trump himself was in the room, too. Instead of hobnobbing with the New York City elite, Trump was too busy launching his own social media platform, which he might use to say a thing of two about Cohen and that lawsuit Cohen plans on taking to court against him.