Rudy Giuliani Just Served Trump On a Silver Platter To Mueller With Major Gaffe In Separate Interviews
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday managed to make President Trump’s legal troubles worse by admitting that Trump “possible” spoke to his former attorney Michael Cohen ahead of his congressional testimony.
“Which would be perfectly normal,” Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “So what?”
“As far as I know, President Trump did not tell him or counseled him to lie,” he added.
Giuliani’s comments came in the wake of a report by BuzzFeed over the weekend revealing that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The report claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office had evidence to prove the claim. However, the special counsel’s office disputed the accuracy of the story. BuzzFeed stands by its reporting.
Guiliani maintained that the Buzzfeed story was “phony” and “scandalous…fake news.”
However, he said although he had no knowledge of such conversations, the president may have discussed Cohen’s testimony with him without directing him to lie.
“If he had any discussions with him, they’d be about the version of the events that Michael Cohen gave them which they all believe was true,” Giuliani said.
During a separate appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Giuliani contradicted himself by confirming that Trump did, in fact, spoke with Cohen ahead of Cohen’s congressional testimony.
“I can tell you that Trump’s counsel to Michael Cohen throughout that entire period was, ‘Tell the truth.’ We thought he was telling the truth. I still believe he may have been telling the truth when he testified before Congress,” he told host Chuck Todd.
This coming from a man who repeatedly called Cohen “a pathological liar who never tells the truth.”
But it gets worse: the former New York mayor then admitted that Trump had active discussions with Russia regarding Trump Russia Tower during the 2016 Trump Campaign. You read that right!
Read the exchange below, as reported by Axios:
CHUCK TODD: “Well you just said there, you said the president is not sure when talked ended. You, I’m guessing you had to answer this question in written form by Mr. Mueller. So right, it’s your understanding it ended when? In January, as Michael Cohen incorrectly testified to?”
RUDY GIULIANI: “No. It’s our understanding that it, that they went on throughout 2016, not a lot of them, but there were conversations, can’t be sure of the exact date, but the president can remember having conversations with him about it. The president also remembers …”
CHUCK TODD: “Throughout 2016?”
RUDY GIULIANI: “Yeah. Probably up to, could be up to as far as October, November. Our answers cover until the election. So anytime during that period they could have talked about it, but the president’s recollection of it is the thing had petered out quite a bit. They sent a letter of intent in. They didn’t even know where to send it, they knew so little about it. They finally got it straightened out and then they abandoned the project. And that’s about as much as he can remember of it because remember, 2015, 2016, he’s running against 16 people for president of the United States. And I know that, I was with him like for five months. All his concentration was 100% on running for president.”
There you have it.
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