Democratic lawmaker calls Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani a 'crazy old uncle'

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., on Monday said that President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sounds like a “crazy old uncle” for retracting a statement he made concerning a supposed conversation Trump had during the 2016 presidential campaign with former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Giuliani told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that conversations between Trump and Cohen about a potential Trump Tower Moscow project took place "throughout 2016" and could have been “up to as far as October, November" 2016.

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But on Monday, Giuliani walked back those comments, saying they were “hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the president.”

Connolly told CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ with Wolf Blitzer: “It’s been a remarkable thing to see and one wonders if everything’s all right with Rudy Giuliani or is this a Machiavellian plan to cede ground for a huge retreat.”

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“He sounds like a crazy old uncle, in contradicting himself and in admitting things for the White House and Giuliani have steadfastly, absolutely denied,” Connolly added.