Colbert Predicts Giuliani's Next Trump Defense: 'Since When Are Crimes Illegal?'

01 August, 2018, 03:24 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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In a pair of interviews on Monday, President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, dismissed any threat from special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation investigation - while echoing claims that collusion is not a prosecutable offense.

Mueller might decide, for example, that a crime was committed if he finds evidence that an American was involved in the hack of Democrats, either by soliciting it or paying someone to do it.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into claims of collusion between the president and Russian hackers took a dramatic turn last week when Mr. Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen flipped on the president.

An ex-FBI chief of staff under former agency director James Comey on Monday poured cold water on Rudy Giuliani's claim that collusion is not a crime.

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Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has indicated that Mr Trump could pardon Mr Manafort should he be found guilty. Ellis has since ruled that Mueller is acting within the scope of his investigation in pursuing charges against Manafort.

Trump launched his new attack hours before his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was due to go on trial on tax and bank fraud charges in Virginia.

Mueller, 14 months into his probe, has secured guilty pleas from a handful of Trump aides for lying to investigators about their links to Russia and indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officials for allegedly hacking into the computers of Democratic officials supporting Clinton and releasing their emails through WikiLeaks.

"Rudy Giuliani was correct - collusion is not a crime", Sekulow said.

Giuliani also vaguely questioned Mueller's fitness to lead the investigation, which he took over after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey a year ago.

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But there are plenty of specific laws on the books that could apply if Trump's presidential campaign is found to have collaborated with Moscow, including a conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Giuliani explained that because of the great work Trump's attorneys did early on - providing Mueller with "1.4 million documents" and "32 witnesses" - Trump's legal team is in a position today in which they no longer need to cooperate.

Asked if he thought that Trump would be subpoenaed and a constitutional fight would ensue, Giuliani said, "Well then there'd be a constitutional fight".

To which Mr Giuliani replied: "OK, I stay one more time".

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He's correct in that the word "collusion" may not be used in any legal textbooks-we must be thinking of "conspiracy".

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