Trump lawyer walks back comments about Moscow project

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He then alleged that his client was one of the most "unfairly treated" people of all time, even as Giuliani himself complicated the situation by claiming Trump was involved in discussions to build a Moscow skyscraper until "the day" he won the presidential election in 2016.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Giuliani was asked what his latest opinion is on the disputed Buzzfeed report which claimed that Trump had personally asked Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow tower project in order to shield his involvement in it. The president told advisers that he felt his lawyer had obscured what he believed was a public relations victory: the special counsel's rare public statement disputing portions of a BuzzFeed News story that Trump instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie before Congress.

- September and October 2015: As a Trump Organization lawyer, Michael Cohen receives a proposal for a hotel, office and residential building in Russian Federation that comes to be known as the Trump Tower Moscow project.

"I don't know if they made it up", the former New York City mayor told The New Yorker's Isaac Chotiner in a wide-ranging interview.

Giuliani has also been caught misleading the public about the project before; he has previously said that the letter of intent to enter into the real estate deal was never signed, until documents emerged proving he was wrong.

U.S. President Donald Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, his attorney said on Sunday, raising new questions for congressional investigators looking into possible ties between the president and Russian Federation. Trump was reportedly "furious" and "screaming" over Giuliani's weekend tear. Giuliani had then indicated in an interview with ABC News last month that the talks had lasted possibly until Election Day, although he was less specific than he was Sunday. Some members of this informal network of advisers, whom the president frequently calls from the White House residence, urged Trump in recent days to bench Giuliani - but most stopped short of suggesting he be fired, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the White House. "Trump's done a darn good job as president, '" Trump Jr. said.

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"I just told you he didn't do it".

Giuliani, who represents the president pro bono, pushed back on the notion that Trump is frustrated with him.

President Trump's attorney Rudolph Giuliani told CNN Monday that the White House's legal team reached out to special counsel Robert Mueller after a bombshell BuzzFeed report surfaced late last week. BuzzFeed stands by the story and asks for clarity from Mueller's team. "So any time during that period, they could have talked about it", he said.

"I am afraid it will be on my gravestone". Somehow, I don't think that will be it.

This was the second time within the past week that Giuliani has walked back comments from the previous day. "But, if it is, so what do I care?"

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