Giuliani: Trump Talked About Building Moscow Tower During 2016 Campaign

Giuliani: Trump Talked About Building Moscow Tower During 2016 Campaign

"There are no documents to reflect anything about this transaction other than a letter of intent", Giuliani said.

On Sunday, Mr Giuliani, a former NY mayor who now serves as Mr Trump's main lawyer, conceded the president may have spoken to Cohen about the testimony he delivered to two congressional committees about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Yes, Jeff. That's exactly it.

The changing timeline is relevant in light of the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the election and ties to the Trump campaign. The president himself, thanked Mr Mueller, telling reporters: "It was a total phoney story, and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night". On 19 January, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller said in a statement that BuzzFeed News' claims "were not accurate".

Dowd, who resigned from Trump's legal team in March, also told the Daily News that Trump did not speak directly with Cohen about the testimony.

Giuliani's remarks were an attempt at damage control after comments he made a day prior when he said the talks about the Moscow project continued through the campaign, even possibly as late as October or November 2016. "But the president's recollection of it is that the thing had petered out (subsided) quite a bit", and the construction project never materialized.

Giuliani said in an interview with The New York Times that Trump "recalls a series of conversations" with his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, about the project during the campaign. Giuliani's statement that discussions for the Moscow project continued through November 2016 is Version 4. "Why, two years after the fact, are we just learning this fact now when there's been this much inquiry?"

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Trump officials had initially described the project as the province of Cohen and simply in the discussion phase.

"The Trump Tower Moscow discussions were 'going on from the day I announced to the day I won, ' Mr. Giuliani quoted Mr. Trump as saying during an interview with The New York Times".

Warner, whose panel is conducting its own Russia probe, said the possibility that Trump pursued a business deal with Russia until as late as the 2016 election increases the need to know about his dealings as president with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

"Our answers cover until the election".

"The fact of the investigation has nearly insulated Trump because we're all waiting for that final report, the package that's going to tie all these dots together, as opposed to, as you say, reacting to stunning revelations one by one that should be president-ending, term-ending". So anytime during that period they could've talked about it.

"According to the answer that he gave, it would have covered all the way up to November of - covered all the way up to November 2016", Giuliani told ABC.

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