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

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However, Giuliani's and Christie's former employer, the U.S. Justice Department, doesn't agree with them.

"No, it's starting to get useless", he added.

"It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame", he told Sean Hannity on Fox News. But he seems to be saying there was some completely unrelated meeting two days before the meeting with the Russians, and Cohen is now claiming that was a meeting to strategise about the Russians.

'You start analyzing the crime, the hacking is the crime.

Trump's statement comes after a week in which the President's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, authorized the release of a recording he made between himself and then-candidate Trump talking about a potential payment to a model who claims she had an affair with Trump.

No, no. Cohen is not alleging ... I'm not sure I know what exactly what the conflict is. A spokesman for Mueller said there was no dispute when Mueller, who was Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the time, left the club, the Post said.

The other 31 people charged have either pleaded guilty or are Russians seen as unlikely to enter an American courtroom. I am telling [inaudible 00:01:48] that meeting didn't take place, never happened. Second, there's another leak.

This is Melissa Francis.

Oh yeah, you scared me away.

"Impossible, in my opinion, based on my experience working with Trump and everybody that worked with Trump", Barbara Res said on "Anderson Cooper 360" when asked if it was plausible that Donald Trump Jr. The guys at Fox News, the women at Fox News, the producers at Fox News, everybody is on your side. "We don't think they have a legitimate investigation", he said.

Two of the highest-ranking officials in Donald Trump's White House detest his lawyer Rudy Giuliani - but their relationship with the boss isn't excellent either. It does cover a slew of specific laws that Trump's campaign may indeed have broken if it collaborated with Russian Federation, the Associated Press explains.

'So I said today that there was no collusion therefore - and that collusion also is no crime.

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. Raddatz asked Abrams and Chris Christie, a former U.S. prosecutor and New Jersey governor who is an ABC News contributor, for their thoughts on the Trump team's legal strategy in regard to Cohen.

Of course, Giuliani is correct in his analysis that collusion, in and of itself, is not a crime. It's probably going to be worded a little bit more eloquently in some kind of legal language that most of us may not even understand.

Not only did Trump know that Flynn was under criminal investigation by the FBI, but he also knew the specific nature of Flynn's crime, according to Waas.