Trump Lawyer Unsure if Collusion With Russia a Crime

Sherman Parsons
August 2, 2018

No evidence has publicly emerged that the Trump campaign has engaged in these activities, though Mueller's investigation is ongoing.

Trump has denied wrongdoing, and has called the Mueller probe as a Democratic "witch hunt".

Aides rushed to limit the damage, insisting he was not issuing an order as Session's boss.

"He used the word 'should, ' he didn't use the word 'must'".

"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.

Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer of United States President Donald Trump on Monday said the former was not sure whether collusion with Russian Federation would be considered a crime.

President Donald Trump's attorney said Monday it remains unlikely Trump will agree to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and whether the president obstructed justice by trying to thwart the investigation.

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He has so far lodged dozens of indictments, including those of suspected Russian hackers, and secured guilty pleas from at least three Trump aides charged with conspiracy and lying to investigators.

Trump, in his tweets on Sunday, re-aired his incorrect assertion that the dossier of anti-Trump research compiled by former MI6 official Christopher Steele sparked the Russian Federation investigation. Giuliani said. "We have every reason to believe they don't have anything of the President doing anything wrong".

On Monday, Giuliani, in a series of confusing media interviews, also accused Cohen, as well as Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, of incorrectly describing the attendees of various meetings that involved top figures in the Trump campaign around that same time period. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

Durbin added that the country has to wait for Mueller's investigation to be completed to know for sure.

Asked whether the conflict was over the golf club dispute, Giuliani replied, "I'm not going to go any further". The president has previously raised questions regarding what he has alleged as conflicts of interest among Mueller's team dating back to as early as July 2017.

Trump, according to The Times, in the past complained to staff about what he called a conflict because the two men had a bad business deal over fees at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., which led to Mueller, who was Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the time, to resign his membership there. "Then something happens. (Former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen) gets raided".

Trump also argued Mueller could not be impartial in the probe because he worked for a law firm that had represented Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Only 1 with the president of the united States, ' Giuliani said.

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