Instead, the president’s attorney and former New York mayor said that Trump himself had not colluded with the Kremlin.
“There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here: conspired with the Russians to hack” the Democratic National Committee, Giuliani said.
Trump has consistently denied colluding with Russia, and he and Giuliani have consistently said that it isn’t a crime anyway.
Giuliani: "I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians. You start analyzing the crime — the hacking is the crime. The president didn't hack” pic.twitter.com/GTnUxXBeTL
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 30, 2018
Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
However, as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Giuliani conceded that “if the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago.”
Watch Cuomo and Giuliani go head-to-head in the clips below.
"I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign… I have not. I said the President of the United States," Pres. Trump’s attorney @RudyGiuliani tells @ChrisCuomo https://t.co/Jy0gttT6Ac pic.twitter.com/JGISmtgrdy
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 17, 2019
.@RudyGiuliani allows for the possibility of collusion with the campaign while saying it didn't happen."If the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago. It's either provable or it's not. It's not provable because it never happened…. there's no chance it happened." pic.twitter.com/gZKZGRksdN