Rudy Giuliani Walks Back Startling Moscow Claim

Rudy Giuliani Walks Back Startling Moscow Claim

Rudy Giuliani Walks Back Startling Moscow Claim

In an interview with ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in December, Giuliani said Trump was having conversations with his former personal attorney Michael Cohen about the project up until and around November 2016.

Some of Trump's allies have suggested that Giuliani be barred from evening interviews because of concerns that he was going on TV after drinking, according to three Republicans close to the White House.

The project and the length of discussions around have been subject to a changing narrative and is a key part of the legal saga facing Cohen, Trump's former attorney.

Donald Trump Jr. placed the blame for a Trump Tower Moscow project exclusively on President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen in an interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night, saying, "We don't know anything about it".

Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and chairperson of the House intelligence committee, said the panel planned to investigate why Cohen made false statements to Congress and determine what exactly Cohen and Trump might have discussed about his testimony.

Giuliani also told the New York Times on Sunday that he was basing this information on conversations he had with the president and said the discussions were ongoing throughout the entire election.

Trump Tower Moscow, according to a letter of intent signed by Trump, was to include prime office space, a 15-story hotel area, a fitness center, and a luxury spa that could be branded with Ivanka Trump's name.

In a follow-up statement, Giuliani said his comments were "hypothetical" and did not represent the "actual timing or circumstances of any discussions". Earlier this month, he was forced to clean up a remark in which he asserted that he only could vouch that the president had not colluded with Russian Federation, rather than the whole campaign, a dramatic change of story.

At the time, Cohen told members of Congress that the deal never progressed beyond an initial "letter of intent" and it was halted in January 2016, before the Iowa caucuses.

While his company secretly pursued a lucrative business deal in Moscow, Trump also publicly floated the possibility of lifting United States sanctions against Russian Federation. Instead, talks continued into June 2016, months before the election. "Said he had conversations with him but the president didn't hide this", Giuliani said. They sent a letter of intent in.

"They have shot themselves in the foot time and time again, because they so desperately want this to be the truth, as opposed to saying, 'You know what?" They finally got it straightened out and then they abandoned the project, ' he told NBC's "Meet the Press".

And Giuliani said Sunday of the project: 'The thing had petered out quite a bit.

That statement, which suggested that the Trump Organization was engaged in business dealings with Russian Federation up to and beyond the election, ignited a firestorm and then an abrupt walk-back from Giuliani.

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