Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he never denied that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

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”

— 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

— 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."

— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 17, 2019 Download

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