The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee called it “big news” that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, conceded Trump Tower Moscow talks went on right up to the 2016 election.
In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called it "remarkable that we're two years after the fact and just discovering it today.”
"That is big news,” Warner said of Giuliani’s admission during an interview on the Sunday news show just before Warner’s appearance. “Why two years after the fact are we just learning this fact now when there's been this much inquiry?"
"I got to tell you, I would think most voters, Democrat, independent, Republican, you name it, knowing that the Republican nominee was actively trying to do business in Moscow, that the Republican nominee at least at one point had offered if he built this building, [Russia’s President] Vladimir Putin, a free penthouse apartment. And if those negotiations were ongoing while up until the election, I think that's a relevant fact for voters to know."
Warner chided Giuliani for “having to readjust his stories as more facts come out.”
"I don't often feel bad for Rudy Giuliani, this morning just seeing that interview, I almost feel bad for him,” he said.
Twitter reaction was also stunned — and sarcastic.
“Rudy Giuliani is lucky that ‘First do no harm’ isn't an articulated ethical principle of lawyering,” Susan Hennessey, a lawyer and CNN legal analyst, jabbed in a post afterward.
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