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‘Bull****’: Rudy Giuliani Vents on Trump’s Signature on Russia Trump Tower Letter—‘That Was the End of It’

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, responded angrily Monday after CNN exposed as false his claims regarding Trump’s real estate deal in Moscow.

On Sunday Giuliani said discussions about a planned Trump Tower in Moscow went on as late as November 2016—but claimed that Trump never signed a letter of intent to go forward with the project.

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On Tuesday, hpwever, CNN obtained a copy of a statement of intent signed by Trump on October 28, 2015, to move forward with the project.

It was written to Andrey Rozov, CEO at Moscow-based company I.C. Expert Investment, and would have seen the Trump brand emblazoned on a development of luxury apartments and a first-class hotel, as well as retail and commercial space.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, Giuliani called the CNN report “bullshit.”

He then denied that he had said Trump had not signed the papers.

“I don’t think I said nobody signed it,” Giuliani told the paper. “How could you send it but nobody signed it?”

He went on to play down the significance of the letter.

“That was the end of it,” Giuliani told the publication. “It means nothing but an expression of interest that means very little unless it goes to a contract, and it never did.”

But only two days before, Giuliani had remarked to CNN’s Dana Bash: "It was a real estate project. There was a letter of intent to go forward, but no one signed it."

On the 2016 campaign trail and after his election, Trump vehemently denied having business interests in Russia, tweeting shortly before his inauguration “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”

However, last month Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael  Cohen, told a court that he had lied to Congress when he claimed that negotiations for the tower stopped in February 2017, and had in fact extended to June of that year.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last week after pleading guilty to offenses including financial crimes and election law violations while working for Trump.

GettyImages-631555536 Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images

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