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Giuliani Walks Back Comments on Trump Tower Moscow Talks: Remarks Were ‘Hypothetical’

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani today walked back comments he made about the Trump Tower Moscow project timeline lasting throughout 2016.

Giuliani spoke to The New York Times and provided some details about those talks:

President Trump was involved in discussions to build a skyscraper in Moscow throughout the entire 2016 presidential campaign, his personal lawyer said on Sunday, a longer and more significant role for Mr. Trump than he had previously acknowledged.

The comments by his lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani indicated that Mr. Trump’s efforts to complete a business deal in Russia waned only after Americans cast ballots in the presidential election… The Trump Tower Moscow discussions were “going on from the day I announced to the day I won,” Mr. Giuliani quoted Mr. Trump as saying during an interview with The New York Times.

But after giving the Times a direct quote from the President, Giuliani is now saying his comments were “hypothetical”:

Of note in the reactions to Giuliani’s new statement is George Conway remarking, “Translation: ‘I just make s**t up.'”

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