Donald Trump says he had ‘very nasty’ relationship with special counsel

31 July, 2018, 19:13 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Rudy Giuliani Says Witnesses Contradict Michael Cohen's Story on Russia Meeting

The meeting has become a central focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone within Trump's campaign colluded with Russia's meddling in the last U.S. presidential election.

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.

In addition to possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, Mueller is also looking at whether Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation.

Legal experts say Giuliani and Trump have a point: there is no federal law or statue making campaign collusion a crime.

Trump's personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was all over the networks and social media over the weekend and Monday with the message.

"I don't even know if that's a crime - colluding with Russians", Giuliani said on CNN.

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.


In a later interview on CNN, Giuliani again said that collusion was not a crime.

Giuliani also vaguely questioned Mueller's fitness to lead the investigation, which he took over after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey past year. He said he has a "sense" that Mueller is getting to the end of his investigation.

She noted, in addition, that "collusion" with the Russians could be a type of criminal conspiracy - which certainly is a crime.

Giuliani also addressed audio recordings made by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen explaining only one has Trump on it, and that was revealed last week.

Giuliani told Sean Hannity that his team had moved away from allowing the president to answer even "a few limited questions on collusion". You start analyzing the crime - the hacking is the crime.

Giuliani also said Mueller has "conflicts of interest".

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. He added, "I think we'd win it".

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