Jake Tapper started of his show with a bang on State of the Union and interviewing Trump layer Rudy Giuliani over the Buzzfeed report.
Diving in, Tapper first asked the direct question about tampering with testimony.
“I want to clear up some questions about this Trump Moscow project, and why Michael Cohen lied to Congress about it and why President Trump misled the American people about it,” he said. “So just very clearly, did President Trump or anyone on the Trump team ever have a conversation with Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony?”
Giuliani also started in the deep end. “Let me correct the premise of the question,” he began. ‘The president didn’t lie to the American people about it.”
“He said there were — he said he had no dealings with Russia. And by your own admission,” Tapper pushed back, “he was talking with people in Moscow about a Trump Moscow project through November 2016.”
“He wasn’t talking to people in Russia about anything. He didn’t talk to people in Russia at all,” said Giuliani.
Afterwards, they turned on the Buzzfeed story. Here is what was said.
“You’re focusing on this minutia, but the reality is, yesterday BuzzFeed published a story that was scandalous. It was horrible,” said Giuliani, by now really worked up. “They should be under — they should be sued, they should be under investigation. They said the president of the United States counseled someone to lie and the special counsel in an extraordinary act–”
Tapper interrupted to say he wanted to get to the bottom of that, but Giuliani continued.
“That’s because you have a hysteria going on in the media that interprets everything against Donald Trump, and you all should be careful,” he said. “What they did yesterday is truly fake news, and disgusting.”
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