On Monday, Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer, said that last summer the White House lied when representatives denied the fact that President Trump dictated a statement addressing a meeting his son had with an attorney from Russia in the campaign of 2016, despite now declaring he did.
Chris Cuomo from CNN asked Giuliani why he believed Jay Sekulow, Trump’s lawyer, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Press Secretary of the White House “chose to lie” about President Trump crafting the statement about the Trump Tower meeting.
“You think maybe somebody could’ve made a mistake?” Giuliani defensively replied.
always that somebody — you think that Jay Sekulow lied?” he asked. “Maybe he just got it wrong, like I got a few things wrong at the beginning of the investigation.”
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) June 5, 2018
Last July, Sekulow denied the President’s involvement with the statement.
And last August, Sanders said Trump might have helped with it “as any father would,” but reaffirmed he did not dictate it.
On Monday, Giuliani defended them both, but emphasized that a statement released later on the subject was true.
“I have no idea how they got it wrong, but they got it wrong. I don’t think either one of them is ever going to deliberately lie,” he claimed.
On Saturday, The New York Times that Trump’s attorneys contacted Special Counsel Robert Mueller during January to declared Trump’s power over Mueller’s probe.
They also confirmed in the letter that the President dictated a statement about the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 among Donald Trump Jr., other campaign aides to Trump and an attorney from Russia who offered damaging information regarding Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, Sanders faced many questions about the changing story, but refused to address a single one. Instead, she referred them to Trump’s lawyers.
In the past, Sanders has told reporters that she lacked the correct information when she made her initial comments to explain misstatements. She hasn’t made such a claim about statement regarding the Trump Tower meeting.
Giuliani has pointed to the statement’s changing explanation to push his position that Trump should deny Mueller an interview.
He has also made headlines after Sunday morning when he insisted the President can pardon himself, while accepting that it would probably end in impeachment.
The former Mayor of New York City was asked Monday if he was concerned that his choice to represent Trump was ruining his legacy.
He sarcastically replied, “Every night I stay up all night worried about that.”
“No, I have a clear conscience. I’m doing my job as a lawyer,” he added. “I am a lawyer and it’s my job to defend my client. I’m proud of what I’m doing. I’m proud of my client.”