Giuliani Says That There May Have Been Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia
Since the early parts of 2017, shortly after the Steele dossier was published by BuzzFeed News, the President and those surrounding him have been screaming, tweeting, and ramming down our throats, the narrative that there was “no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia. In fact, the president has tweeted the phrase “no collusion” a total of 60 times since May of 2017, often times in all capital letters.
One would have expected that the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, would have continued this narrative as he appeared on Cuomo Prime Time last evening, but with Giuliani, we have come to expect the unexpected.
During Giuliani’s discussion with Cuomo, the CNN host pointed out that he had in the past mentioned that there was no collusion. The president’s attorney immediately cut in.
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign,” Giuliani told Chris Cuomo. “I have no idea.”
As Cuomo pushed him further, he clarified his remarks.
“I said the President of the United States. There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the DNC,” Giuliani said. “The president did not collude with the Russians, whatever collusion is.”
.@RudyGiuliani allows for the possibility of collusion with the campaign while saying it didn’t happen.
“If the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago. It’s either provable or it’s not. It’s not provable because it never happened…. there’s no chance it happened.” pic.twitter.com/gZKZGRksdN
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 17, 2019
Following the remarks, the two men continued to discuss new details that suggest Manafort passed polling data over to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian businessman with alleged Russian intelligence connections, before both Cuomo and Giuliani conceded that no matter what the Mueller report says, the Trump team should have an opportunity to respond to it.