In what libs are calling a “bombshell,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo obtained a copy of the letter of intent for the Tump Tower Moscow project with Donald Trump’s signature on it. The “bombshell” being that Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that “no one signed it”:
Rudy on Sunday: "It was a real estate project. There was a letter of intent to go forward, but no one signed it.” Turns out that Trump did sign the October 2015 letter for the Trump Tower Moscow project, according to a copy of it https://t.co/g9JBo7hF6E
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 19, 2018
Cuomo explained the discrepancy on air last night, insinuating that this was some sort of plot to spin the news:
“Now, here’s what’s going on. This doesn’t matter legally and that’s the point. They’re not preparing for trial. Don’t examine it that way. They’re preparing for a PR campaign to convince you of what they want you to believe.”
A newly obtained document shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia, despite his attorney Rudy Giuliani claiming on Sunday the document was never signed. https://t.co/FqppeMkkVa pic.twitter.com/yZyTiRMYs5
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) December 19, 2018
This would be a pretty good scoop for CNN if we didn’t already know that Trump had signed this LOI. We know he signed it because Donald Trump Jr. testified that he had back in September. Via Mollie Hemingway:
"Turns out?" Donald Trump Junior testified his father signed this letter of intent back in September of 2017. Link here (https://t.co/ULSIPV4OfI) Relevant portion of testimony shown. pic.twitter.com/VLBpb7YkEr
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 19, 2018
Here’s the Q-and-A response from page 174-175 of the link above:
25 Q. Do you know who signed it?
1 A. I believe my father signed it.
2 Q. On behalf of the Trump Organization?
3 A. Yes.
Now, admittedly, this does make Rudy look bad. But we can pretty much ignore all of Cuomo’s conspiracy talk and chalk this up to the president’s lawyer misspeaking, freelancing or being unprepared for his interview:
There is ample evidence that Rudy Giuliani is not really in the know, and certainly does not appear to be doing the president’s legal work. He seems to be a television spokesman. Nothing wrong with that, but that seems to be more apt of a title than “the president’s lawyer." https://t.co/Vu1kRV1gyd
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 19, 2018
Exit question: How did CNN miss that we already knew it was signed in the first place?
‘A snake and a half’: Mollie Hemingway parses James Comey’s definition of ‘private conversation’ https://t.co/LzNcQv9FBB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 18, 2018
He KNEW! Mollie Hemingway DROPS Comey and his ‘conveniently forgetful’ testimony in a one-two TRUTH PUNCH https://t.co/gUMTP5xdgV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 11, 2018
‘I’m shocked’! Mollie Hemingway & others spot GLARING omission in Brian Stelter’s ‘all media news from past 24 hours’ (just GUESS) https://t.co/mdGB2pDiqy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2018