WATCH: Giuliani Admits Trump Discussed Trump Tower Moscow Deal As Late As November 2016
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made news Sunday morning when he admitted that Donald Trump participated in discussions of a Trump Tower Moscow deal as late as “October or November” of 2016.
On Sunday morning’s edition of NBC News’ Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd quizzed Giuliani extensively about the Trump Tower deal, which then-Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified to Congress had ended in January of 2016.
Giuliani tried to downplay the deal, saying “I don’t know if you’d call it a project, even,” but then repeatedly referred to it as “the project” throughout the rest of the interview, and characterized it as an “active proposal” as late as November.
“So it’s your understanding it ended when, in January, as Michael Cohen incorrectly testified to?” Todd asked.
“Well, it’s our understanding that they went on throughout 2016 — there weren’t a lot of them, but there were conversations,” Giuliani said.
“Throughout 2016?” Todd asked.
“Yeah, probably up to, could be up to as far as October, November,” Giuliani said. “Any time during that period they could have talked about it. But the president’s recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit.”
Later in the interview, Todd double-checked Giuliani’s revelation, asking “Just to clarify, talks of Trump Tower Moscow went as late as October or November of 2016, in some form?”
“Could be,” Giuliani replied. “The president’s recollection is, I talked about it with him in 2015, 2016, can’t tell you the exact sequence, can’t tell you the exact dates. We talked about the project.”
Todd checked him one more time, asking “But this — as far as the president was concerned — was an active project to at least October or November of 2016, an active, potential deal?”
“Yeah, I would say an active proposal,” Giuliani replied.
Giuliani’s revelation is key for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, the fact that Trump and his attorneys would have consequently been aware that Cohen’s testimony before Congress was a lie.
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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