The only problem was that the following day, a spokesperson for Mueller took the rare step of issuing a public denial, throwing the reliability of the entire report into question.
"So anytime during that period they could've talked about it", Giuliani said.
"He certainly had no discussions with him in which he told him or counseled him to lie, " Giuliani said.
According to the New York Times, Rudy Giuliani clarified his statements about the Moscow tower project, saying his comments were "hypotehtical" and not "based on conversations" he had with President Donald Trump. "The guy running it is going to remember it", he said. Cohen has since pleaded guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations, that he said were carried out at on behalf of Trump. "In each case, the conduct was meant to benefit Client-1, in accordance with Client-1's directives". It is unclear precisely what "directives" Petrillo was referring to, though he did not allege elsewhere in the memo that Trump explicitly instructed Cohen to lie to Congress.
"It's our understanding that [the discussions] went on throughout 2016", Mr Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, told NBC's Meet the Press program. That, the people said, is in part why it took Mueller's office almost a day to dispute the story publicly.
On Thursday night, Buzzfeed News posted a scoop that industry insiders were quick to compare to the work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and hailed as a "smoking gun" that could buttress the case to impeach President Trump.
Giuliani reiterated his previous arguments that Trump was truthful in his repeated insistence that he wasn't doing business in Russian Federation, saying the President was only minimally involved and the involvement only went as far as submitting a nonbinding letter of intent - which he argues isn't the same as doing business.
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Two people familiar with the matter said lawyers at the special counsel's office discussed the statement internally, rather than conferring with Justice Department leaders, for much of the day. The deputy attorney general's office, which oversees the special counsel, was only given a heads up it was coming Friday evening.
Around 7:30pm on Friday local time, Carr distributed it to numerous media outlets via email.
BuzzFeed, though, asserted that the language was not specific about what was being contested.
Buzzfeed News stands by Cohen report, says there's "no indication" the story is inaccurate; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.
Cohen has not addressed BuzzFeed's reporting, and BuzzFeed has made clear he was not a source for its story.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he may have continued to pursue the project and had discussions about it with his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, until as late as October or November 2016, when Trump was closing in on his election victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He declined to address it after the special counsel's office released the statement.