Giuliani indicates Trump Tower Moscow discussions took place up until November 2016

Rudy Giuliani indicated Sunday that President Trump's former longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, may have pursued discussions about a possible Trump Tower Moscow development up to November 2016.

"According to the answer that he gave, it would have covered all the way up to November of 2016," Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week," apparently referring to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE's written answers to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE regarding the deal.

Cohen last month pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump property in Moscow, plans he initially said were scrapped in January 2016, but actually continued well into the presidential campaign according to his confession.

Giuliani has previously indicated that Trump's account of the Moscow Trump Tower negotiations aligned with Cohen's, but did not reveal specifics about timing.

"Until you actually sit down and answer the questions and you go back and you look at the papers … you’re not going to know what happened," Giuliani said when pressed on ABC.

"That’s why lawyers prepare for those answers," he added.

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Cohen last week was sentenced to three years in prison stemming from federal charges of tax fraud and bank fraud, and campaign finance violations he said he committed at Trump's direction when he directed payments to two women who alleged they had affairs with the president.

Trump has denied directing Cohen to break the law.

Giuliani, who is representing Trump in the Russia investigation, addressed other questions that have reportedly been of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller's team. 

He said he does not believe Roger StoneRoger Jason Stone3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference MORE gave Trump a heads-up during the 2016 campaign about hacked emails being released by WikiLeaks, but that even if he had it would not be a crime.

"I don’t believe so," Giuliani said. "But again, If Roger Stone gave anybody a heads-up about WikiLeaks leaks, that’s not a crime. It would be like giving him a heads-up that the Times is going to print something."

Mueller has reportedly zeroed in on potential contacts between Stone, an ally of Trump's, and WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. Stone has denied he knew of WikiLeaks's planned leak of hacked materials ahead of time.

Giuliani additionally addressed whether the president was aware of a summer 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between members of his campaign and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE

"That is definitely he didn’t know about it," Giuliani said. "And I think that’s consistent testimony."