Trump lawyer walks back comments about Moscow project

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Rudy Giuliani in a new interview denied a BuzzFeed report that President Trump directed his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, claiming he had listened to audiotapes - but nearly in the same breath contradicted himself and said they didn't exist.

"The President also remembers - yeah, probably up - could be up to as far as October, November". The reporters did not bother to include the key claims from their unnamed sources - like that the allegation was supposedly confirmed "through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents" or that not only did Trump know about the ongoing Moscow real estate negotiations, both Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. were receiving "regular, detailed updates" from Cohen. But the President's recollection of it is that the - the thing had petered out quite a bit. "And that is big news", Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, also said on "Meet the Press".

He said: 'If you look at any economic metric today, Laura, we are substantially better off than we were two short years ago before he took office because he's doing a great job.

Negotiations for a Trump deal in Moscow occurred around the same time that the Russian government was interfering in the 2016 United States election.

Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lead attorney in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, was discussing the impact his defense of Trump might have on his own legacy. He had previously denied any collusion.

Trump frequently denied a connection to Russian Federation during the election. Trump's current lawyer - said project discussions were held as late as October or November 2016, nearly to Election Day. But in his admission of guilt, Cohen called the previous statement a lie and said the discussions went through June 2016. "The Americans and the U.S. president himself know this better", Peskov told reporters, asked whether the Kremlin had contacts with Trump's team about the Trump Tower project in Moscow. Giuliani has contradicted himself a couple of times when discussing Trump's plans for a Moscow real estate deal in the past, and the Washington Post's Aaron Blake addresses some of those contradictions in a January 22 op-ed.

Cohen, who has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to lawmakers, is expected to testify before the Democratic-led House Oversight Committee on February 7.

"Our answers cover until the election".

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