"The building design you sent over is very interesting", Russian real estate developer Andrey Rozov wrote to then-Trump attorney Michael Cohen in September 2015, according to Buzzfeed, "and will be an architectural and luxury triumph".
The project and the length of discussions around have been subject to a changing narrative and is a key part of the legal saga facing Cohen, Trump's former attorney.
Giuliani has become an increasingly erratic public presence for Trump, even for Rudy Giuliani. He told the Times after Mueller's refutation that he was "already working to secure additional witness testimony and documents related to the Trump Tower Moscow deal and other investigative matters".
- January 18, 2019: In a rare public statement, a spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller disputes the BuzzFeed report.
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During the campaign, Trump asserted multiple times that he had no business interests in Russian Federation.
Trump said in November that he saw nothing wrong with running for president and pursuing a business deal simultaneously. He says he briefed Trump and his family members on the Russian Federation proposal through June 2016.
"I would think most voters, Democrat, Republican, independent, you name it, that knowing that the Republican nominee was actively trying to do business in Moscow, that the Republican nominee, at least at one point, had offered, if he built this building, Vladimir Putin, a three-penthouse apartment, and if those negotiations were ongoing while - up 'til the election, I think that's a relevant fact for voters to know", Warner said.
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.""What I was talking about was, if he had those conversations, they would not be criminal". They finally got it straightened out and then they abandoned the project, ' he told NBC's "Meet the Press".
As FoxNews reports, NBC, the first national radio network in the United States, has injected $400 million into BuzzFeed - though neither media service is too obvious about the "strategic partnership" that may strike some as a curious relationship.
Giuliani argued on Monday, as he did a day prior to CNN, that Trump viewed the project as insignificant because it consisted at the time of only an unfunded letter of intent. The letter of intent was also quite detailed.