CNN tells us that Prznint Stupid’s second-stupidest attorney, Wrong-Again Rudy Giuliani said he was wrong to say Stupid had not signed a letter of intent for a Trump Tower in Moscow (emboldening mine):
“I was wrong if I said it,” Giuliani told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I haven’t seen the quote, but I probably meant to say there was never a deal, much less a signed one.”
Is he really trying for plausible deniability? Or could it be that Comrade Stupid lied to Rudy and Rudy believed him? Is it possible that everyone forgot about signing a detailed letter of intent?
Vox (and I cannot believe I’m linking to one of their explainer thingies):
“On Tuesday evening, CNN host Chris Cuomo announced that the network has obtained a letter of intent personally signed by Donald Trump to proceed with a lucrative Trump Tower Moscow project that would have provided his company with a $4 million upfront fee.
“Cuomo brandished the document on his show and highlighted how it contrasts with what Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said as recently as Sunday, when he told CNN that Trump Tower Moscow “was a real estate project. There was a letter of intent to go forward, but no one signed it.”
“…CNN reports that the non-binding letter of intent — also signed by Andrey Rozov, owner of the Russian firm that would have partnered with the Trump Organization on the project, I.C. Expert Investment Co. — outlined a deal that would have given Trump’s company “a $4 million upfront fee, no upfront costs, a percentage of the sales and control over marketing and design. The deal also included an opportunity to name the hotel spa after Trump’s daughter Ivanka.”
That strikes me as being the sort of thing you might recall. Anyway, if this isn’t another example of why the Emoluments Clause is in the Constitution, I don’t know is. Also/too: if everyone forgot about this, then 25th Amendment, baby! Sundowners!