Giuliani Walks Back Remarks About Trump Tower Project Timeline: My Comments Were ‘Hypothetical’
Looks like someone realized he needed to clean his huge mess up today.
After legal experts were flummoxed over Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s latest strategy of essentially confirming the crux of a disputed BuzzFeed report about President Trump’s involvement in a prospective Moscow Trump Tower project during the campaign and the allegations he told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about it, Giuliani released a statement walking his remarks back.
RUDY WALKS IT BACK: Rudy Giuliani issues statement to NBC News, saying his "recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow 'project' were hypothetical." pic.twitter.com/VAA36Q9bHY
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 21, 2019
“My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow ‘project’ were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President,” Giuliani wrote.
He continued, “My comments did not represent the actual timing of any such discussions. The point is that the proposal was in the earliest stage and did not advance beyond a free non-binding letter of intent.”
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a rare public rebuke by saying portions of the bombshell BuzzFeed story on Trump directing Cohen to lie to Congress were “not accurate,” Giuliani inexplicably spent the following days going out of his way to confirm the report. In a spate of interviews on Sunday, the former New York City mayor said that Trump was discussing the project all the way up to his election — much longer than he had previously acknowledged — and that the president may have talked to Cohen about his Congressional testimony.