George Conway on Giuliani walking back Trump Tower Moscow comments: ‘Translation: I made s--- up’

George Conway, the husband of White House counsellor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayFederal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments Kellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers MORE, on Monday accused attorney Rudy Giuliani of making things up after Giuliani walked back previous statements he made about talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. 

Giuliani on Sunday said that President Trump remembered having conversations about the real estate project with his former attorney, Michael Cohen, "throughout 2016" and "as far as October, November."

But Giuliani issued a statement on Monday saying that his comments on the subject were "hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President." 

"Translation: 'I just made shit up,' " Conway said on Twitter, quoting a tweet including Giuliani's full statement.


Giuliani's comments raised questions about the timeline of events regarding negotiations around a Trump Tower Moscow.

Cohen in 2018 pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about when negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow concluded. He had said while pleading guilty that efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow lasted until June 2016. 

Giuliani has previously indicated that Cohen pursued a Trump Tower project in Moscow as late as November 2016. 

"According to the answer that [Trump] gave, it would have covered all the way up to November of 2016," Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week" in December, referring to written responses that Trump gave special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked on Sunday why "two years after the fact, are we just learning this fact now?"

"I think that's a relevant fact for voters to know," he added. "And I think it's remarkable that we're two years after the fact and just discovering it today." 

Conway has repeatedly criticized both Trump and Giuliani. He tweeted on Sunday that it would be "perfectly insane" for Trump to speak with Cohen about congressional testimony after Giuliani claimed it'd be "normal." Giuliani on Monday also said he'd confirmed that Trump did not speak to Cohen about his testimony.