Published: Wed, August 01, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Yes Rudy, Collusion is 'Absolutely a Crime — Ex-FBI Official

Yes Rudy, Collusion is 'Absolutely a Crime — Ex-FBI Official

On Fox News on Monday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said there's nothing to suggest that collusion is actually a crime.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani made the rounds on TV yesterday to claim that collusion may not be a crime, a line of thought that caught the attention of many analysts, including CNN's Jeffrey Toobin.

"Four months, they're not going to be colluding with Russia, which I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians", Giuliani told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Monday.

The former NY mayor and federal prosecutor echoed a sentiment he expressed earlier in the day on "Fox and Friends". While Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tasked with uncovering alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the runup to the 2016 election, Manafort is being tried on unrelated tax and bank fraud charges dating back over a decade.

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Richard Blumenthal was more graphic, saying that if Trump does not block sale of the 3D guns, "Blood is going to be on his hands". The company behind the settlement, Defense Distributed, has defended the move as a First Amendment issue, not a gun rights issue.


Trump launched his new attack hours before his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was due to go on trial on tax and bank fraud charges in Virginia.

He later told CNN: "The hacking is the crime. He didn't pay for the hacking".

President Trump speaks about the economy during a statement on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. "President Trump did nothing wrong", he wrote.

To which Mr Giuliani replied: "OK, I stay one more time".

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While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he believes there was such work by campaign members with Russian Federation.

Russian Federation has denied the finding of US intelligence agencies a year ago that it interfered to sway the election to Trump.

Those crimes fall under the umbrella of conspiracy and other charges, and should the special counsel find that Americans assisted in those efforts, they'd likely be charged with conspiracy too. "Your client, Trump, is under investigation by the Special Counsel for both".

"McGahn also relayed to (Trump) that Flynn had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation the same false story he'd earlier told (Vice President Mike) Pence (that Flynn had never spoken to Kislyak about sanctions)", Waas wrote.

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Giuliani explained that because of the great work Trump's attorneys did early on - providing Mueller with "1.4 million documents" and "32 witnesses" - Trump's legal team is in a position today in which they no longer need to cooperate.

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