Ex-FBI chief of staff: Collusion is ‘absolutely a crime’

Trump has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller for not disclosing his conflicts of interest

Trump has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller for not disclosing his conflicts of interest

In a Monday morning media blitz, Rudy Giuliani continued to move the goal post on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign had any involvement in it, saying collusion is not a crime.

"Why is Mueller only appointing Angry Dems", Trump asked in closing, "some of whom have worked for Crooked Hillary [and] Obama..."

"I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians". "The hacking is the crime. The President didn't hack".

In an interview on CNN, the former New York City mayor suggested that Trump would have had to pay Russian operatives to collude.

To illustrate his changing position on the character of Cohen, Colbert tapped the beloved, tricky creature Gollum of Lord of the Rings fame to show Giuliani's two minds.

Giuliani said, however, that if Trump does sit for an interview he would only agree to answer questions about whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help him win, not questions, except in a very limited way, about obstruction.

THE FACTS: It is correct to say that election collusion isn't a precise legal term.

Waas writes that the previously undisclosed evidence - which his sources say includes "highly confidential White House records and testimony by some of President Trump's own top aides" - offers "some of the strongest evidence to date implicating the president of the United States in an obstruction of justice".

"The odds are against it, but I wouldn't be shocked, because he wants to do it", Giuliani said.

Speaking to CNN "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota, Giuliani first downplayed the president's relationship with his embroiled former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who faces charges resulting from the Mueller probe.

"Right now I'm telling him 'no way, '" he said, asking why Trump would testify in an investigation that has "no legitimacy". He said about ten of them feature Cohen and reporters, while another one is a tape of Trump, Cohen and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. The FBI used the unverified anti-Trump dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and funded by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), to renew the warrants.

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