Trump's Lead Attorney: Colluding With Russians, Is That Even A Crime?
President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now saying that he's not sure colluding with Russia is even a crime.
Yes, he actually said this, and on national television, no less.
Is the Trump administration preparing for an indictment from Robert Mueller of some sort?
Giuliani made the remarkable statement on Monday in a very lengthy interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota when discussing Trump's relations with former campaign Paul Manafort who is now facing jail time. Keep in mind: Giuliani is Trump's lead attorney.
"I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians. The hacking is the crime."
Rudy Giuliani: "I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians. The hacking is the crime." pic.twitter.com/oMVzAZR1Th— Axios (@axios) July 30, 2018
Rudy Giuliani also admitted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was interfering with Trump's ability to govern, as in it is limiting Trump's ability to concentrate on the country and do his job.
While most of the country already evidenced this by Trump's constant tweeting on the subject, this provides inside clarity.
"This is interfering with Trump's ability to govern. It's a horrible thing what Mueller is doing."
Rudy Giuliani: "Every day, something new is tweeted that's unfair, untrue..."— New Day (@NewDay) July 30, 2018
CNN's Alisyn Camerota: "A lot of that is because President Trump is tweeting it." pic.twitter.com/Q5mdWccJHL
Giuliani refused to specify what exactly Trump meant, too, when he claimed Mueller and him had a "very nasty and contentious business relationship."
"Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump, including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the FBI (one day before appointment as S.C.) & Comey is his close friend," Trump said.
CNN: Trump tweeted that Mueller has "a nasty business relationship” w/him. What did he mean?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 30, 2018
GIULIANI: I can't tell you
C: If you can't talk about it, why would Trump tweet it?
G: Ask Mueller
C: Why should Mueller have to explain Trump's tweets?
G: 'Cause he has the conflict pic.twitter.com/LQFaUbN207
Watch the entire interview below: