Trump echoes Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'

Emmett Rice
August 1, 2018

At this point, Ms Camerota reminded the presidential lawyers he had promised to talk to her "all day" about accusation of Russia's collusion into Donald Trump's victorious campaign in 2016.

The meeting has become a central focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone within Trump's campaign colluded with Russia's meddling in the last USA presidential election.

Appearing on Fox News' Hannity, Giuliani said a potential Trump-Mueller interview is "highly unlikely" because he would be walking into a perjury trap.

CNBC reported Giuliani also insisted "collusion is not a crime", even though the president has said there was no collusion.

A new report out Tuesday in the New York Review of Books suggests Trump knew that there was an ongoing criminal investigation into Flynn and his interactions with Russian officials when he asked then-FBI director James Comey on February 14, 2017 to let Flynn "go".

"Unfortunately, we're sort of getting into legal semantics here", Toobin explained to CNN colleague Brooke Baldwin of Giuliani's claim.

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Giuliani: "I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians".

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say that collusion isn't a crime, and that he never colluded with anyone. "The President didn't hack". "There is not a statute that refers to criminal collusion".

Stephen Colbert isn't buying Rudy Giuliani's latest defense of President Donald Trump.

Legal experts said that working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a USA election could violate multiple laws.

The Mueller investigation has been ongoing for over a year, and in that time has shifted away from trying to find evidence of "Russian collusion" to looking for evidence that Trump and his team sought to obstruct the investigation itself. The video is set up with a voiceover that says, "And now, Rudy Giuliani versus Rudy Giuliani on Michael Cohen". "There's not a single stitch of evidence of collusion.and the obstruction thing is insane".

Giuliani added that he had said Trump wasn't in the room for that meeting because there were in fact two different meetings. "I suspect that we'll see that in some of his rulings".

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