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Rudy Giuliani: Talks of Trump Tower Moscow may have continued throughout 2016 election
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Jan 20th 2019 2:28PM
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who is now President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow may have continued until at least the 2016 presidential election — months later than previously acknowledged.
Giuliani told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump recalls discussing the project with his former lawyer Michael Cohen until late 2016. He said Trump doesn’t remember the exact dates or sequence of these conversations but that they didn’t go anywhere.
The question of how long the proposed Trump Tower in Moscow negotiations went on has become one of the central issues in the Russia investigation, because Cohen originally told Congress he had stopped work on the project in January 2016, long before the November presidential elections. In May 2018, Yahoo News revealed that, in fact, those negotiations had gone on months longer than that.
In November, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about how long he was involved in the proposed Moscow Tower project.
Now Giuliani is saying those talks lasted roughly until Trump was elected president. “It’s our understanding that they went on throughout 2016. There weren’t a lot of them, but there were conversations,” Giuliani said Sunday. “Can’t be sure of the exact date but the president can remember having conversations with him about it.”
“Throughout 2016?” the show’s host Chuck Todd asked.
“Yeah, probably could be up to as far as October, November. Our answers cover until the election. So anytime during that period they could’ve talked about it. But the president’s recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit.”
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