Giuliani walks back statements of Trump's involvement in Moscow project

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That was an apparent reversal from Wednesday's television appearance in which he said, "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign".

After yet another day of jaw-dropping statements showcased on national television by Rudy Giuliani, a merciless MSNBC panel roasted President Donald Trump's lawyer as the worst the legal profession has to offer.

Yes, Jeff. That's exactly it.

BuzzFeed also reported Cohen had told the special counsel about Trump's instructions to lie to Congress and that documents and witness testimony would support Cohen's statements.

Over the weekend Giuliani appeared on multiple cable news shows to declare "so what?" if Trump had spoken with Cohen before testifying.

"If there's ever a trial on all of this, I think a whole day of the trial will just be jurors watching old Rudy Giuliani tapes and clips because the number of times, he is essentially confirming Trump lied through his teeth about doing business with Russian Federation in that period-it's just astounding", he said, The Huffington Post reported. Giuliani's statement that discussions for the Moscow project continued through November 2016 is Version 4. "But the President's recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit".

Guiliani said it's his understanding that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen continued as late as October or November of that year. "It's remarkable that we're two years after the fact and just discovering it today".

But in an emailed statement on Monday Giuliani changed his story, saying: "My comments did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any such discussions".

"The fact of the investigation has nearly insulated Trump because we're all waiting for that final report, the package that's going to tie all these dots together, as opposed to, as you say, reacting to stunning revelations one by one that should be president-ending, term-ending".

Cohen said in court that he lied about the Moscow dealings on behalf of Trump to align his testimony with his boss' repeated denials of any business ties with Russian Federation.

He and other federal prosecutors have secured convictions or guilty pleas from several key figures in Trump's orbit, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, campaign aide Rick Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former foreign affairs adviser George Papadopoulos and Cohen.

The Kremlin was not engaged in any discussions regarding the potential construction of a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow, even though it received several emails regarding the matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Cohen, who has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to lawmakers, is expected to testify before the Democratic-led House Oversight Committee on February 7.

The president has provided written answers to questions from Mueller on the Moscow project, according to Giuliani. "So any time during that period, they could have talked about it", he said.

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