Donald Trump Jr. placed the blame for a Trump Tower Moscow project exclusively on President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen in an interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night, saying, "We don't know anything about it".
While his company secretly pursued a lucrative business deal in Moscow, Trump also publicly floated the possibility of lifting United States sanctions against Russian Federation.
There are more reports that Donald Trump is fuming about Rudy Giuliani's recent performance in interviews, including an Associated Press story that says some Trump allies think Giuliani should not be allowed to do nighttime interviews because they suspect he is drinking before going on TV.
Mueller later filed documents revealing Cohen said he discussed the proposal with Trump on multiple occasions and with members of the president's family, later in the year - even after Trump became the Republican nominee for president. Meanwhile, Vanity Fair reports a fracas over Giuliani's future in which Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are lobbying to send Giuliani packing, while outside influences like Corey Lewandowski and campaign alum David Bossie are fighting to keep him in place.
"My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow "project" were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President", Giuliani said in a statement to ABC News.
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The question arose in light of a BuzzFeed News report from last week that said Trump had instructed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen relayed that to special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators.
"It was such a minor matter, he wouldn't have equated it", Giuliani said.
On Sunday, Giuliani told NBC and The New York Times that talks about the project continued during the campaign. That statement, which suggested that the Trump Organization was engaged in business dealings with Russian Federation up to and beyond the election, ignited a firestorm and then an abrupt walk-back from Giuliani. So anytime during that period they could've talked about it. BuzzFeed stands by the story and asks for clarity from Mueller's team. "But the president can remember having conversations. about it". "I shouldn't have said 'tapes, '" Colbert quoted Giuliani's conflicting statements.
During the campaign, Trump asserted multiple times that he had no business interests in Russian Federation. It also drew a rare denial from the special counsel's office. "Weren't a lot of them, but there were conversations", Giuliani said during the Sunday interview. The letter of intent was also quite detailed. He replied, 'Absolutely. I am afraid it will be on my gravestone: "Rudy Giuliani: he lied for Trump.' Rudy doesn't really care about his legacy, evidently, adding: "you know things are going great when your lawyer is already prepping his argument to stay out of hell".