Published: Wed, January 23, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

George Conway Mocks Giuliani For Trump-Cohen Comments

George Conway Mocks Giuliani For Trump-Cohen Comments

Giuliani, who has made a number of statements in recent days relating to the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation which he had to clarify or walk back, appeared to have inadvertently revealed that he has listened to conversations between Trump and Cohen discussing building a Trump Tower in Moscow.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani attempted to convince the American public that no evidence exists that would reveal his client directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney and personal "fixer", to lie to Congress in 2017 about a Trump Tower project in Moscow, as BuzzFeed News reported last week.

Trump's discussions with Cohen about the Moscow project - regardless of when they ended - happened while Trump cozied up to Russian Federation with his rhetoric on the campaign trail. "'Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.' Somehow, I don't think that will be it", Giuliani told The New Yorker.

Giuliani has also been caught misleading the public about the project before; he has previously said that the letter of intent to enter into the real estate deal was never signed, until documents emerged proving he was wrong. The next day, Giuliani walks back his comments, saying they "did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any discussions".

Giuliani's suggestion that dialogue about the Trump Tower project could have stretched into the fall of 2016 extends the timeline for negotiations well beyond what the president has publicly acknowledged.

"He didn't have the conversations", Giuliani said of Trump.

The interview with The New Yorker was published the same day that Giuliani had to clarify other comments he made regarding Trump and Cohen about the planned building of a Trump Tower in Russian Federation. This is a familiar defense from Giuliani (i.e.it didn't happen, but if it did it's not a crime). "But the president can remember having conversations. about it". Instead, Cohen said they actually continued until that June, after Trump had clinched the Republican nomination.

The Giuliani show is reportedly frustrating Emmet Flood, the lawyer who is tasked with handling the special counsel investigation for Trump, and, ostensibly, cleaning up after the television attorney.

The project never came to fruition but it has become a focal point in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's role in the 2016 election and whether Trump or any of his campaign team colluded with Moscow.

BuzzFeed has issued statements standing by its reporting. "What I was talking about was, if he had those conversations, they would not be criminal".

"Absolutely. I am afraid it will be on my gravestone". "And I think it's remarkable that we're two years after the fact and just discovering it today".

Giuliani argued on Monday, as he did a day prior to CNN, that Trump viewed the project as insignificant because it consisted at the time of only an unfunded letter of intent. "I'll be dead. I figure I can explain it to St. Peter".

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