The New York Daily News reports:
President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place.
The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the President’s legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd.
However, Giuliani acknowledged Trump’s legal team conversed with Cohen’s lawyers — and possibly Cohen himself — before he went before the House and Senate intelligence committees in September 2017 and falsely testified that discussions to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016.
Over the weekend Giuliani appeared on multiple cable news shows to declare “so what?” if Trump had spoken with Cohen before testifying.
Why does the media speak to this fountain of lies?! His stories are simply lies Trump wants him to tell to confuse people. Rudy Giuliani NOW says Trump ‘Never’ Spoke to Michael Cohen About Testimony Before Cohen Lied to Congress https://t.co/wjyRpvR2Yo via @lawcrimenews
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 21, 2019