Despite President Donald Trump’s insistence during the 2016 campaign that he had no business deals going on with Russia, his own personal attorney has said Trump could have been pursuing his Trump Tower Moscow deal as late as election day, according to The Hill.
Rudy Giuliani said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that the president recalls having discussions with his then-attorney Michael Cohen "throughout 2016" and "as far as October, November."
"Well, it's our understanding that they went on throughout 2016. Weren't a lot of them, but there were conversations. Can't be sure of the exact date. But the president can remember having conversations with him about it," Giuliani said.
"The president also remembers ... could be up to as far as October, November. Our answers cover until the election," he added, referring to written answers submitted by Trump's lawyers to special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying about the project in his testimony before Congress, during which he claimed the Moscow deal was abandoned before the 2016 Republican primaries.