Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Rudy Giuliani Negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow likely went up to 2016 presidential election Robert Mueller shocks left and right by breaking silence to defend Donald Trump
Jeannette Daniel | 21 January, 2019, 22:54

Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the President may have continued to pursue the project and had discussions about it with his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, until as late as October or November 2016, when Mr Trump was closing in on his election victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton. And with Democrats raising the spectre of investigation and impeachment, Mueller's team started discussing a step they had never before taken: publicly disputing reporting on evidence in their ongoing investigation.

Last week Giuliani said people linked to Trump may have colluded with Russian Federation, without the president's knowledge.

It remains hard to accept the BuzzFeed article as a whole - but Giuliani's scattershot reaction and shifting story suggest that it's still worth taking seriously.

Giuliani, in case you missed it over the weekend, told CNN's Jake Tapper that maybe Trump did or maybe Trump didn't talk to Michael Cohen before Cohen lied to Congress about the Moscow Project.

Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that Trump recalled having conversations with Cohen about the project throughout 2016, though there "weren't a lot of them".

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Giuliani portrayed Trump's role in the Moscow negotiations as that of a passive participant who was too busy running for president to pay much attention to it.

People familiar with the matter said Carr told others in the government that he would have more vigorously discouraged the reporters from proceeding with the story had he known it would allege Cohen had told the special counsel Trump directed him to lie - or that the special counsel was said to have learned this through interviews with Trump Organisation witnesses, as well as internal company emails and text messages.

Also in his statements to "Meet the Press", Giuliani floated the possibility that Trump might have just forgotten about the so-called Moscow project. "We'll decline to comment". "We had to report it and attribute it to BuzzFeed, and as I said on our air, we don't know whether or not this story is accurate, contextual, true, and it needs to be run down", he said. That, the people said, is in part why it took Mueller's office almost a day to dispute the story publicly.

Cormier said, "I'm solid, my sources are solid. We'll go further to get inside that room". The deputy attorney general's office, which oversees the special counsel, was only given a heads up it was coming Friday evening. Why would he reveal that he was apparently trying to influence that special counsel's reaction to the story, even when this looks to be on its face inappropriate?

Smith said BuzzFeed is "eager" to understand which parts of the report Mueller's office is challenging as inaccurate. He declined to address it after the special counsel's office released the statement.

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