Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

Mueller, if he does not like the proposed limits on questioning, could subpoena Trump to testify, setting the stage for a legal fight that could eventually be decided by the Supreme Court over whether a sitting president can be compelled to testify.

"We've indicated to them that they should respect the client and attorney privilege in different ways", Giuliani said.

Colbert spent his monologue dragging Rudy Giuliani's freakish TV behavior and his seeming inability to understand whether or not the President had broken any laws with his dealings with Russian Federation.

In a Monday morning media blitz, Rudy Giuliani continued to move the goal post on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign had any involvement in it, saying collusion is not a crime.

Trump has denied that the campaign worked with Russian Federation to engineer his victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and bristles at the suggestion he might owe his White House victory to Moscow. He has indicated or secured guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies since the probe into the alleged meddling began 14 months ago.

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace put the weird spectacle of Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz in context Monday, showing how convoluted and twisted President Donald Trump's defenses of his own actions with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election have become.

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That could include hacking into Democratic Party computers, it said.

Rudy Giuliani is purposely exchanging "Conspiracy" for "Collusion" to intertwine a legal term of art with a political one.

"The judge is not sympathetic to this prosecution", he said.

Manafort, 69, faces 18 criminal counts, focused on allegations he hid some of the $60m (£45.6m) he earned while working for a pro-Russian politician in Ukraine.

Dershowitz said to pay attention to whether the prosecution hints at Manafort's relationship with Trump. "They change nearly by the hour". He said Trump, who employed Cohen for a decade, "had a close friend betray him".

On Fox News, Dershowitz said if there's a conviction, it would give Mueller an opportunity to question Manafort about the president's actions.

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