Rudy Giuliani downplays Robert Mueller investigation: ‘Collusion is not a crime’

31 July, 2018, 19:15 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • CNN Legal Analyst: I Would Be Surprised If Mueller ‘Didn’t Conclude the President Obstructed Justice’

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

His is the first trial in the Russian Federation investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, looking at whether the Trump campaign worked with Moscow to sway the results of the 2016 election.

"It's just flat-out untrue", Mr Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, said on "Fox News Sunday" about the claims.

The former NY mayor went on to say, "They can squeeze him, [but] Paul Manafort does not know anything...what I'm saying is, he was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump".

Democrats have argued that Mr. Mueller is likely to subpoena Mr. Trump, which could spark a debate over whether a sitting president can be subpoenaed.

CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti said today that the President should be concerned about the ongoing special counsel investigation into obstruction.

Jonathan Swan at Axios reported Giuliani told him Trump is fed up with Robert Mueller and wants him to "put up or shut up".

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He said the president doesn't have plans to fire Mueller but believes it "should get this over now".

He called Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen a "scoundrel", accusing him of deceptively recording meetings after assuring those involved that he was not doing so.

He later told CNN: "The hacking is the crime". There is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime. "Collusion is not a crime".

North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Ri Ryong Nam, Deputy Foreign Minister Chie Hui Choi, Deputy Director-General of the Asia Department Park Hyun Chol and Asia Department chief Ri Ho Juun also attended the meeting, the release said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators into the Trump campaign has indicted several Russian nationals and five American Trump associates on charges including Manafort, whose trial regarding allegations that he laundered $30 million on behalf of pro-Russia Ukrainian politicians begins Tuesday.

"The judge is not sympathetic to this prosecution", he said.

Dershowitz said to pay attention to whether the prosecution hints at Manafort's relationship with Trump. He added, "I think we'd win it".

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