Donald Trump: 'Collusion is not a crime'

Republican Strategist: Giuliani's Collusion Claims Are All For Show

The tweet, alluding to the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that includes possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow, came a day after the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in a media blitz, began making the same defense. "Hacking is the crime".

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible cooperation between Trump's presidential campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 United States election by hacking into Democratic computers and using social media to try to undermine Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Legal experts say Giuliani and Trump have a point: There is no federal law or statue making campaign collusion a crime.

Former New York City mayor-turned-Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Monday night that he will likely not allow Trump to be interviewed by anyone on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team because the Russian Federation investigation is not legitimate. "That crime is not called collusion in the law books, but illegal campaign contributions by the foreign countries, foreign companies, that would be a crime".

The former NY mayor went on to say, "They can squeeze him, [but] Paul Manafort does not know anything...what I'm saying is, he was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump".

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Asked about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's upcoming trial, Giuliani told Alisyn Camerota that Mr Manafort "was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump". "The President didn't hack". He said there was no collusion.

Rudy Giuliani asserting that Mueller doesn't "have a goddamn thing" on Trump might be more convincing were it not for the fact that THE COLLUSION IS RIGHT OUT IN THE OPEN.

"As a matter of law, the central question is not whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia, but whether they conspired with Russians to break a criminal statute or they broke the law themselves", the Council of Foreign Relations wrote in a background paper. "This is a theater of the absurd", Giuliani said.

"I think you're probably going to see indictments against both of those people".

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