Giuliani: It's time for Mueller to put up or shut up

Calvin Saunders
August 1, 2018

Earlier, Giuliani, who is representing President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation investigation, insisted that collusion is not a crime. Three: "It's a crime to steal things, whether you steal objects, like everything that was ripped off in Watergate, or you steal email, which is what is at issue in Mueller's latest indictment".

While the main areas of Mueller's investigation are Russia's actions during the 2016 presidential election and any attempts by Trump to obstruct justice, none of those topics are expected to come up in Manafort's trial.

"I've been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime", the attorney and former New York City mayor told Fox & Friends.

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

Critics saw Giuliani's statements as indicative that the president's defense against accusations of working with Russian contacts to help him win the election is rapidly unraveling.

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"When I said today that there was no collusion and that collusion also is no crime, I've been saying that from the very beginning", he said, reacting to new reports that he was attempting to change the narrative. "The president didn't hack", Giuliani said on CNN.

Fordham University law professor Jed Shurgerman concurred, writing in Slate last week that "while "collusion" might not be a crime under any federal statute, any collusive conduct by the Trump campaign could be prosecuted as a 'conspiracy against the United States'".

"He erased them, sure", he said, adding that the Trump legal team has "experts going through it". "There's not a single stitch of evidence of collusion.and the obstruction thing is insane".

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".

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.

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