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Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

Manafort is facing trial for bank and tax fraud charges levelled against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as part of his investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election. He added, "It's not - collusion is not a crime".

Giuliani is correct, technically speaking, that there is no charge called "collusion" that can be found in the federal criminal code. Mueller has already accused Trump's former campaign chairman and another top aide of working as foreign agents for Ukrainian interests and funneling millions of dollars from the work into offshore accounts used to fund lavish lifestyles.

Prosecutors could try to pursue other charges if they uncover what they consider criminal behavior in the Russian Federation probe.

The 4.1% GDP growth rate figure will form the centerpiece of Trump's midterm election argument to voters that he has unleashed a new age of American prosperity that Republicans hope will prove more important to their choice than the ominous developments in the Russian Federation probe and the uproar perpetually whipped up by the President's convention-shattering style. In December 2017, Trump told The New York Times that "there is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime".

CNBC reported Giuliani also insisted "collusion is not a crime", even though the president has said there was no collusion.

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He later told CNN: "The hacking is the crime. The president didn't hack", Giuliani said on CNN.

Giuliani said he thinks Mueller wants to conclude his now 14-month probe by sometime in September, enough time before the nationwide congressional elections on November 6, "so they can say they didn't interfere in the elections". "Collusion is not a crime". He said Trump, who employed Cohen for a decade, "had a close friend betray him".

A guest on Melber's show later pointed to a fifth possible collusion crime: bribery of public officials.

Giuliani said that, as a legal matter, there is no obstruction of justice claim.

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller is probing any coordination between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, and could bring conspiracy charges if he finds that any campaign member worked with Russia to break USA law. It's no longer, Trump didn't collude, although Trump is still saying that.

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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. On Twitter, the president has claimed that there was "no collusion" on 38 separate occasions - and sometimes in all caps.

"We're in the process of responding to their proposal", Giuliani said after an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, indicating that Mueller's team had responded Tuesday.

Host Alisyn Camerota asked why it was up to Mueller to support the president's tweet.

Rudy Giuliani had a disastrous Monday, to put it mildly. It's like a guy player poker.

But I guess the biggest takeaway here throughout both that interview and every other interview Giuliani did was the talking points have, once again, changed. They're team Trump. They're going to make sure Giuliani doesn't do anything ridiculously stupid, and they absolutely failed.

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