Giuliani Colleague: My Email Wasn’t Offering Cohen A Pardon, It Was A Reference To A Garth Brooks Song

Yesterday CNN reported that a lawyer colleague of Rudy Giuliani appeared to dangle a pardon from Trump in an email to Michael Cohen. Today that lawyer, Bob Costello, comes up with a beauty of an excuse.

The Daily Beast reports:

In an email to The Daily Beast, Costello said that he was not hinting at a Trump pardon when he talked about sleeping well at night. Instead, he was referencing a song by music star Garth Brooks in an attempt to comfort a “suicidal” Cohen. And, he added, there were documents that could confirm as much.

“To repeat myself, Michael Cohen and his counsel’s interpretation of events is utter nonsense,” Costello said.

“This statement: ‘Sleep well tonight, you have friends in high places’ was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Garth Brooks song, to a client whose state of mind was highly disturbed and had suggested to us that he was suicidal. We were simply trying to be decent human beings. There is no hidden message.”

That’s not quite the title of the song, however.