Rudy Giuliani’s Latest Interview Flub: ‘I Shouldn’t Have Said Tapes…No Tapes’

US president Rudy Giuliani looks on before the US president announces his Supreme Court nominee in the East Room of the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani backtracked on Monday from earlier comments that Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, saying his statements "were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President".

Giuliani quoted Trump as saying that discussions on Trump Tower Moscow were "going on from the day I announced to the day I won" in an interview with the New York Times.

Trump has denied the BuzzFeed article's claim and Giuliani backed him: "I can tell you his counsel to Michael Cohen throughout that entire period was: "Tell the truth". Cohen, unlike in the Southern of District of NY case against him, did not say that Trump "directed" him to commit a crime. If Trump, as some of his critics allege, was still pushing for a major real estate project in Russian Federation after receiving the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, that would have been a definite conflict of interest.

"The President never (emphasis ours) spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony", Giuliani told the New York Daily News, adding that any talks that occurred would have "happened between the lawyers [and] would have been part of the joint defense agreement".

According to Buzzfeed, Mueller first discovered that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress via evidence from internal company emails, text messages, and witnesses from the Trump Organization.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied interfering in the election, saying the allegations were made up to excuse the defeat of Trump's campaign opponent as well as deflect public attention from actual instances of electoral fraud and corruption. I don't think, as a lawyer, I ever said anything that's untruthful.

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Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, has admitted to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower Moscow deal.

In any event, it took Giuliani a bit on Friday to respond to the report, and he dismissed it as categorically false, "totally phony" and fake news.

"Probably up to, could be up to as far as October, November", he said.

"I did not say that", Giuliani told Chotiner. "So any time during that period, they could have talked about it", he said. They didn't even know where to send it they knew so little about it. But Trump had signed a nonbinding letter of intent on the project.

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who appeared as a guest on the same show as Giuliani, said, "That is news to me".

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