Published: Wed, January 23, 2019
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow

What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow

Part of his confusion is that while Giuliani frequently speaks to his client, the president's legal team has had a hard time corralling Trump for a lengthy debriefing about the facts of the case, particularly from events stemming before the presidency, according to one official and a Republican close to the White House. I am doing what I believe in.

Asked who in the White House is responsible for handling Giuliani's missteps, a White House aide said, "Handling Rudy's fuck ups takes more than one man".

In one interview, Giuliani said Trump had been in talks over the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project throughout the presidential campaign, possibly as late as October or November 2016.

He concluded by saying the Moscow project "was in the earliest stage and did not advance beyond a free non-binding letter of intent". He had previously denied any collusion. They sent a letter of intent in.

And Giuliani said Sunday of the project: 'The thing had petered out quite a bit.

The lawyer then clarified that there are no tapes before immediately adding: "Well, I have listened to tapes, but none of them concern this". They'd finally got it straightened out. He repeated this sentiment to The New Yorker, insisting that "no plans were ever made. We also know from the special counsel that he has shared information about his communications with people associated with the White House during 2017 and 2018", Schiff said. BuzzFeed said it stands by the reporting.

Schiff, using the qualifier "if true", then told the Times the implication that Trump directed someone to lie under oath "would constitute both the subornation of perjury as well as obstruction of justice".

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Felix Sater, a real estate developer and former mobster turned Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who advised the Trump Organization on the deal, said the idea was a marketing ploy.

At the time, Cohen told members of Congress that the deal never progressed beyond an initial "letter of intent" and it was halted in January 2016, before the Iowa caucuses.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump bucked his party's orthodoxy and stunned his critics by repeatedly praising Russian President Vladimir Putin.

- September and October 2015: As a Trump Organization lawyer, Michael Cohen receives a proposal for a hotel, office and residential building in Russian Federation that comes to be known as the Trump Tower Moscow project.

'I made these misstatements to be consistent with Individual 1's political messaging and out of loyalty to Individual 1, ' Cohen said at his plea hearing late previous year.

Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and chairperson of the House intelligence committee, said the panel planned to investigate why Cohen made false statements to Congress and determine what exactly Cohen and Trump might have discussed about his testimony.

Discussions about a planned construction project were ultimately abandoned and no contract was signed.

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