'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

This morning the President of the United States, following in the path of his attorney Rudy Giuliani, posted a tweet in which he claimed that "Collusion is not a crime".

Giuliani said that the only crime present regarding the Russians is hacking, and it'd be "ridiculous" to think that Trump was involved.

Sessions cited his role as a senior adviser to Trump's presidential campaign and appointed Deputy Attorney-General, Rod Rosenstein, to oversee the investigation. "The Robert Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt ... was started by a fraudulent Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC".

In January, The New York Times reported that Mr Trump had tried to fire Mr Mueller in June a year ago but backed down after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign if the president made him follow through with the order.

With these potentially damning revelation emerging, Giuliani seems to be guarding against the idea that Trump actually did know about the meeting - but arguing that he wasn't in the room and even that working with the Russians wouldn't be criminal. "The President didn't hack". "He didn't pay them for hacking".

Since "maybe collusion isn't a crime", let's stop talking about it.

The latest defense from Giuliani stands in stark contrast to the approach taken by his boss.

On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon tackled the collusion question in character as Trump, anchoring the Trump News Network.

Colbert also called out Giulini's flip-flopping over the believability of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, calling upon a popular character in The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum. The first could be a criminal conspiracy to solicit or receive "something of value" from a foreign government, namely the "dirt" on Hillary Clinton that Trump Jr. was promised (responding "I love it") would be delivered at the meeting.

Giuliani's own team worked on its "counter-report", which he said would be released after his team reviewed whatever Mueller filed with the Justice Department.

What does this portend for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation?

Alleged Russia's interference in the 2016 election, in which Trump won by Electoral College but lost to Clinton by nearly three million popular votes, led to the set-up of the special panel headed by Robert Mueller. CNN's sources said Cohen did not have hard evidence to back up his claims.

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